Apple announced some great new features and more affordable pricing for both iPod touch and iPod nano. "iPod touch will be available in new black and white models starting at just $199, including Apple's new iOS 5 and iCloud services. The new iPod nano is available today starting at just $129 and features a redesigned user interface, 16 new digital clock faces and improved built-in fitness features," announced Apple.
The new iPod touch includes iOS 5, launched today with over 200 new features including iMessage, Game Center, Notifications and Wi-Fi Syncing to iTunes. iPod touch also works with iCloud, Apple's breakthrough set of free cloud.
iPod nano now features larger icons for even easier navigation of its intuitive Multi-Touch user interface, and you can choose from 16 new digital clock faces, ranging from classic analog looks to your favorite Disney characters including Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. iPod nano now tracks your runs and walks right out of the box with no accessory required, making it even easier to get your fitness program up and running. iPod nano can track the time, pace and distance of your run, the calories you burn, and the number of steps you walk.
iPod nano encourages you with motivational real-time voice feedback during your run, available in seven languages, while listening to your favorite music or FM radio station. You can also easily upload workouts to the Nike+ website to set goals, track your progress and challenge friends. The ultra portable iPod nano is available in seven colors including silver, graphite, blue, green, orange, pink and (PRODUCT) RED.
iPod nano requires a Mac with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later and iTunes 10 or later; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional (SP3) or later and iTunes 10 or later.
Apple notes, "With the App Store on iPod touch, users have access to the world's largest and best collection of over 500,000 apps, including over 100,000 game and entertainment titles. Customers also have the iTunes Store at their fingertips, giving them instant access to the world's largest catalog of over 20 million songs, 85,000 TV shows and 14,000 movies to purchase and download directly to their iPod touch."
iPod touch requires a Mac with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later and iTunes 10 or later; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional (SP3) or later and iTunes 10.5 or later. iOS 5 will also be available as a free software update for iPod touch (third and fourth generations) customers.
Apple's holiday lineup includes:
- iPod shuffle for $49
- iPod nano with Multi-Touch starting at $129
- iPod touch available in black or white, including iOS 5 and iCloud, starting at $199
- iPod classic in a 160GB model for $249
iPod nano is available for a price of $129 for 8GB model
$149 for 16GB model. Note: Both models are available in silver, graphite, blue, green, orange and pink through the Apple Store, Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.
The 8GB and 16GB iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED is available through the Apple Store and Apple's retail stores.
iPod touch with iOS 5 and iCloud will be available October 12 in black and white;
- $199 for 8GB model
- $299 for 32GB model
- $399 for 64GB model
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