New Delhi: Alongside the iPhone 5 launch, Apple also announced the launch of the new lineup of the its portable media players - all-new iPod touch and reinvented iPod nano.
The new iPod touch is said to be the thinnest iPod touch ever, and has a 4-inch Retina display. It features a 5 megapixel iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording, Apple's A5 chip, Siri, the intelligent assistant, and iOS 6, Apple's most advanced mobile operating system.
The new iPod touch comes in a new ultra-thin and light anodized aluminum design, and for the first time ever, iPod touch comes in five vibrant colours. It is the 5th generation of the iPod touch. At 6 mm, it weighs 88 grams.
With Apple's dual-core A5 chip inside, the iPod touch is claimed to deliver up to twice the processing power and up to seven times faster graphics than the fourth generation iPod touch.
The new iPod nano is the thinnest iPod ever featuring a 2.5-inch Multi-Touch display, built-in Bluetooth for wireless listening. The new iPod nano comes in seven new colours.
The 7th generation iPod nano is said to be Apple's thinnest iPod nano. At 5.4 mm, it is 38 per cent thinner that its predecessor. Physical controls are along the side. "It's the biggest display we've ever put in a nano, and it's mutitouch," said an Apple executive at the event.
The upgraded iPod nano has a home button, just like the iPhone. The new iPod nano is said to have the longest battery Apple ever had in a nano.
The iPod touch and iPod nano also come with the new Apple EarPods.
Both 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 that uses only the signals that each accessory requires, and it's reversible so you can instantly connect to your accessories. The Lightning-to-30-pin Adapter is also available to connect iPod touch and iPod nano to legacy 30-pin accessories.
With the App Store on iPod touch, users have access to over 700,000 apps, including over 175,000 game and entertainment titles.
The new iPod touch will be available in October through Apple Authorized Resellers. iPod nano will be available in October in pink, yellow, blue, green, purple, silver and slate for a suggested price of Rs 12,500 (Rs 11,013 ex VAT) in a 16GB model.
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