Apple unveils new iPod touch, iPod nano

Apple unveils new iPod touch, iPod nano
 
 

Apple on wednesday introduced its new lineup music players, namely the all-new iPod touch and reinvented iPod nano.

The new iPod touch is the thinnest iPod touch ever and features a 4-inch Retina display, A5 chip, Siri and iOS 6. Measuring 6-mm in thickness and 88-grams in weight, it comes in an ultra-thin, light anodised aluminum design and five colours.

The new iPod touch will be available in India in October through Apple Authorized Resellers. The fourth generation iPod touch is available in black and white for Rs 15,900 and 23,900 for 16 and 32GB models, respectively.

iPod touch now features a 5MP iSight camera with autofocus, support for 1080p video recording with video image stabilisation, face detection and LED flash and panorama mode. Every new iPod touch comes with a colour-matched iPod touch loop, a wrist strap that can be used while taking photos, recording video and playing games.

Due to iOS 6, users can wirelessly display iPod touch screen right on a HDTV with AirPlay Mirroring, allowing them to stream photos, videos, music, apps and play games on a big screen TV.

The iPod touch has the new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography, turn-by-turn navigation and Flyover view. It also boasts of Facebook integration in calendar app, with the option to post directly from Notification Center. iOS 6 also brings Passbook, new Siri features, and Facebook and Siri-enabled apps like Photos, Safari and Maps.

Siri will be able to provide better answers to queries about movies, restaurants, sports scores etc with the iOS 6 update. Not only will it be available in more countries now, but will also speak more languages. Apple's virtual assistant will be able to give restaurant ratings and price lists as the company has tied up with Yelp, while reservations can be made via Siri due to its OpenTable integration.

With the App Store on iPod touch, users have access to over 700,000 apps and iTunes Store, which has over 26 million songs, 190,000 TV episodes, 45,000 movies and 1.5 million books.

The new iPod nano features a 2.5-inch multitouch display, 5-mm waistline and built-in Bluetooth for wireless listening and comes in seven new colours. It will be available in India from October in pink, yellow, blue, green, purple, silver and slate at approximately Rs 12,500 for a 16GB model through Apple Authorized Resellers.

iPod nano's latest edition features a 2.5-inch multi-touch display, a home button and convenient control buttons. The music player now runs for up to 30 hours during audio playback and even longer while playing FM radio. Its built-in fitness features include pedometer and support for Nike+.

iPod touch and iPod nano come with the new Lightning connector that is smaller, smarter and more durable than the previous connector. The all-digital Lightning connector features an adaptive interface and it's reversible so users can instantly connect to your accessories. Bundled with the iPod touch and iPod nano are the new Apple EarPods, which boast of new design, increased durability and enhanced acoustic quality.

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