Apple’s media event on 12th September at San Francisco was not about iPhone 5 alone. Along with iPhone 5, Apple also unveiled iOS 6 and announced some important news about iPod Touch, and iPod Nano as well. These announcements include new features, software upgrades, and lower pricing of both iPod models.
Apple is always keen to improve their devices and products by bringing some additional features in order to increase the users’ functionality level and when it comes to best portable media players, Apple’s iPod is on the top of the list without any second option.
The most successive models of the iPod family are iPod Touch, iPod Classic, iPod Nano, and iPod Shuffle.
iPod Touch (Fourth Generation):
The fourth generation iPod was released in the 2010, and this year Apple brings some minor changes in the device. The screen size is 3.5 inches and it will be available in two colors that are black and white. The fourth generation iPod Touch is using the same 30 pin old connector unlike the iPhone 5 and fifth generation iPod Touch. This will allow the users to still use their older accessories without buying the new 30-pin to 8-pin adapter, which will cost you extra $9.99. The price tag of the 16 GB and 32 GB models are $199 and $249 respectively.
iPod Touch (Fifth Generation):
The new iPod Touch is the most significant upgrade among the iPod Touch series, as it has a same 4 inches screen just like the iPhone 5, and guess what it features an A5 processor just like the iPhone 4S for the better gaming and graphics experience. So, in short Apple combines some features of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 in fifth generation iPod Touch. In addition new iPod Touch is also quite thinner and lighter and it will run iOS 6, which brings some new and cool features to any iPod device for the very first time. Available colors of the new iPod Touch are blue, green, red, silver and black, while pricing starts at $299 for the 32 GB model and $399 for the 64 GB model and it will hit the markets in October.
The new iPod Nano comes with a new fancy design and multi-touch support having a 2.5 inches screen. Apple replaces the older home screen icons with new bigger icons for easy swipe. It also comes with the built-in radio tuner and fitness pedometer as well. The new iPod touch price starts at $129 for the 8GB and $149 for the 16GB.