Apple has refreshed their entire iPod line with some exciting new improvements, adding better features and fresh new colors. Here’s a rundown of the latest models:
iPod touch – 5th Generation
The new iPod touch is thinner, lighter and faster, featuring both iOS 6 and Siri. It has a new anodized aluminum body, the same aluminum that is used in the MacBook line, and comes in 5 colors. It features a dual-core A5 chip and the same 4-inch retina screen and camera as the new iPhone 5, plus a better battery allowing for up to 40 hours of music playback. The new iSight camera is a huge improvement over the previous iPod touch, featuring 5 megapixels and 1080p HD video. There’s also a new loop accessory that attaches to a button the back to help keep the iPod close at hand and avoid accidental drops. The 32 GB and 64 GB models are priced at $299 and $399.
iPod nano – 7th Generation
The new iPod nano is the thinnest iPod ever made – almost unbelievably about the size of a credit card. The new 2.5-inch touch display is nearly twice the size of the previous model, and it features the same anodized aluminum in 7 colors. Video is back, plus the addition of an FM tuner and Bluetooth connectivity. There’s also some great new built-in fitness features, including a pedometer and Nike+ support. The 16 GB model is priced at $149.
There aren’t any new features, but the iPod shuffle line did get a colorful new update to match the new line of nanos. The 2 GB model is priced at $49.
The iPods are available for preorder on the Apple website on September 14, and will ship in October. All new models will ship with the redesigned Apple EarPods, which are available today.