Apple announced a 50% thinner iPod nano with a 2.5″ multitouch display and home button. The new iPod nano comes in 7 primary colors. The iPod nano features video playback once again, as well as bluetooth support for streaming to wireless devices. It has a built-in FM tuner with live pausing features and a pedometer.
The iPod Touch has also gotten an update which weighs 88 grams and is 6.1mm thick, also trades in its 4th-gen single-core A4 SoC for a faster dual-core Apple A5. While Apple likes to play coy with things like clock speed and RAM quantity, this A5 is likely a relative of the lower-power 32nm A5 in the current iPad 2, which should make its performance similar to the iPhone 4S.
Apple has redesigned the iPod touch to feature a larger 4-inch Retina display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, the same used in the new iPhone 5. Apple has made battery improvements, allowing users to get up to 40 hours of use when listening to music. The rear-facing iSight camera has been upgraded to 5-megapixels with an LED flash, backside illumination and it comes with AirPlay which for me makes it a very interesting proposition.
iPod shuffle, $49. iPod nano, $149. Keeping the 4th gen iPod touch, 16GB at $199. New iPod touch, 32GB, $299.
Via The Verge