Along with the announcement of the iPhone 5, Apple also announced the refresh of two of their iPods, the iPod Touch and the iPod Nano.
As the iPod Touch is the iPhone without the phone, the new iPod Touch takes its design from the iPhone 5. It has the new 4″ Retina display in a thin 6.1mm body and just weighs 88g. It may not have the latest processor but it has been upgraded to the A5 chip which delivers dual-core power enough for it to have Siri as well as iOS 6. It’s rear camera now with a 5MP sensor with LED flash and sapphire crystal while the front camera features Facetime HD for 720p video conferencing capabilities. Apple also touts the longer battery life of the iPod Touch which now features up to 40 hours of music playing and up to 8 hours of video.
The previous iPod Nano looked like a large-faced, square wristwatch. It had a tiny two-finger touch screen. The new iPod Nano’s design looks like a throwback to a couple of generations back with a taller and longer screen. The new iPod nano features a 2.5″ multi-touch display. It has physical buttons for the volume and play/pause. It now has wireless capabilities via Bluetooth 4.0 that can connect to Bluetooth-enabled devices such as headphones and in-dash stereo systems. It also has a FM receiver as well as a pedometer and Nike+ support. The iPod nano is Apple’s thinnest iPod at 5mm and has the longest battery life with up to 30 hours of music playback.
Both the iPod touch and the iPod nano have the new Lightning connector which is smaller and reversible which lets you connect the cable any which way.
The iPod Touch will be available in 5 colors (Pink, Yellow, Blue, White and Silver, Black and Slate) and will have 32GB and 64GB options for $299 (PhP12,430) and $399 (PhP16,600) respectively. While the iPod Nano will have 7 colors (Pink, Yellow, Blue, Green, Purple, Silver, and Slate) and will only be available with 16GB storage for $149 (PhP6,200). The new iPods with be available in October.