Apple Introduces the World to New iPod touch and nano Models

Contrary to popular belief, some of the biggest announcements made by Apple Tuesday don’t relate directly to the iPhone at all. The iPod touch and iPod nano have both received some pretty handsome upgrades of their own.

Apple Introduces the World to New iPod touch and nano ModelsThe iPod nano will be running iOS 5 on the back end with larger icons, making it easier to see what you’re selecting on the tiny screen. In addition, 16 new clock faces are included on the nano, making wearing one as a wrist watch a bit more stylish. There’s even a Mickey Mouse clock face. A built-in pedometer measures your steps, eliminating the need for a Nike+ device or other third-party step counter. Possibly the most well-received update comes in the form of a price drop. Now US$129, the 8 GB iPod nano is just a bit more affordable. A 16 GB model is available for US$149 — a $30 price drop from where it was. Color choices include: silver, graphite, blue, green, orange, pink, and red.

The iPod shuffle received a small price drop, putting the 2 GB music player at just US$49. This puts it well within grasp of other small music players currently being sold by competitors.

Perhaps the most popular change in the iPod lineup was targeted at the iPod touch. Now available in both white and black, the new iPod touch will run iOS 5 and have full access to everything stored in iCloud. Not much else has really changed with the device in terms of hardware, but a much lower asking price will no-doubt attract new buyers. An 8 GB iPod touch runs US$199, which is a step down from the US$229 asking price Apple set on previous models. The 32 GB and 64 GB models are priced at US$299 and US$399, respectively.

The new line of iPods will be made available to the public on October 12, 2011. This gives consumers plenty of time to get their holiday shopping in early.

So, will you be picking up a new iPod? Which one? Comments welcome.

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  • Anonymous

    My ipod touch just died yesterday or somthings up with it, all it does when i try & charge it is get real hot, blink the low batt  & blink the apple icon & thats it. Nothing when its unplugged. Might get the ioS5 Oct twelve

  • Anonymous

    My ipod touch just died yesterday or somthings up with it, all it does when i try & charge it is get real hot, blink the low batt  & blink the apple icon & thats it. Nothing when its unplugged. Might get the ioS5 Oct twelve