New iPod Nano and iPod Touch revealed

Apple continued its iPhone 5 press conference today by talking about new designs for its iPod Touch and iPod Nano media players. The iPod Nano gets the biggest change, from its previous small and square case with no video to a taller version with a 2 inch video screen.

News.com reports that even with the taller screen, the new iPod Nano is 40 percent thinner than the last version. It can not only play music and video (in widescreen) but it also has an FM tuner, Bluetooth wireless and more. It also comes in eight colors.

The new iPod Touch has the same size screen as the just announced iPhone 5 but is just 6.1 mm thick, making it the thinnest version of the iPod Touch yet. Inside it has a faster A5 processor and can access 175,000 iOS apps. It also has a five megapixel camera with support for 1080ps video, along with Bluetooth 4.0 support. The iPod Touch will also come in a number of different colors.

The iPod Shuffle will also get new colors to match those available for the new iPod Nanos. However, there will be no other hardware changes.

The new iPod Touch will come in 32 GB for $299 and 64 GB for $399. The new iPod Nano will come only in a 16 GB version for $149. In addition, the older version of the iPod Touch will still be sold, with the 16 GB version selling for $199 and the 32 GB version for $249.

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This is a great trick by Apple. This is more than likely a ploy to make the lower selling iPod nano make the Lumia design look cheap and that of a simple mp3 player. Apple would be fully aware of what Nokia and MS have been up to. Although I still predict that the 820 and 920 will be some of the most successful cell phones in recent history.

jesseinsf said,
The Nano looks similar to the Zune HD....haha

I thought that too when I first saw it, though I still think the Zune HD looks better.

WTF... Its like an ugly Lumia copy.

- They're hideous! Hope they come with a black sack to keep them in - you wouldn't want to be seen with one of those at the gym


wotsit said,
ROUND icons? Wonder if someone else has them patented?

css3 uses it, some of the few patents licensed by apple... we pay it in form of 0.03% tax to our ISP

wotsit said,
ROUND icons? Wonder if someone else has them patented?

They look way too much like Sony's media icons (and before you ask, those have been available for weeks now).
http://imgf.tw/131071647.png

Apple's icons were probably finished before Sony announced theirs, but it's a bit of an unlucky coincidence.

Totalaero said,
I get tired of all this useless hate on Apple.

go rest my tired friend, in the meantime enhance your troll abilities and return at lumias launch

RadishTM said,
Really like the new nano, it's funky and the new colours on the touch are welcome.

I hate the rounded icons, wth is up with that? Makes it look like a third party knockoff.

Syanide said,

I hate the rounded icons, wth is up with that? Makes it look like a third party knockoff.


That I agree with, should have made them iOS-style.

I see no reason to not have music players based on Win8. Seems like an easy enough opportunity. What is that squared screen thing that keeps showing up on Win8 devices anyway?

Lord Venom said,
Another thing, I wonder if they're STILL using USB 2.0 for the new 'Lightning' connection? Come on Apple, USB 3.0 already!

I'm pretty sure using flash memory that would be close to making solid use of USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt would raise the price of the device significantly.

holy lumia batman! NOKIE SUE APPLE NOW!!

And all these people saying nokia copied apple? HOW THE **** HAVE THEY, this release has been kept well under wraps. Apple are ****ing *******!

Wonder what 'changes' iTunes for Windows will bring? Perhaps general speed and performance improvements? 64-bit binaries?!? ... doubtful to all that. Knowing Apple they've probably broke stuff in iTunes for Windows like they have in the past.

... or worse, add the useless features NOBODY ever uses like Genius.

The iPod nano looks pretty good. Glad they've moved on from the watch design.

'course, can't really justify grabbing a separate music player when my phone's always on me.

I welcome the bigger screen and faster processor of the iPod Touch. I wont upgrade since mine is still working perfectly but still nice for people who need to buy one. FM tuner is nice and long overdue but i have wifi access everywhere i'm using my iPod so not really useful to me.

Not sure the nano is heading in the right direction tough. The point is to be small ...

JHBrown said,
The haters are gonna hate! Excellent releases from Apple today!

the fanboys are gonna praise.....
Does anyone actually buy new ipods now? Why carry two devices, a phone and a mp3 player when your phone has one built in?

Hackersoft MS MVP said,

the fanboys are gonna praise.....
Does anyone actually buy new ipods now? Why carry two devices, a phone and a mp3 player when your phone has one built in?

There are many gains from having a separate device but it depends on your lifestyle really. For you and many others (inc. myself) a phone is enough but I know many who prefer a smaller separate device which doesn't drain the phones battery.

Hackersoft MS MVP said,

the fanboys are gonna praise.....
Does anyone actually buy new ipods now? Why carry two devices, a phone and a mp3 player when your phone has one built in?

I think that your assumption that everyone has a phone that has a built in MP3 player that they actually want to use is pretty far reaching. There is a market for the iPod Touch, even if it is shrinking it is good for Apple to get as much iOS market penetration as they can.

? What are you talking about here? There are more buttons than ever! Volume buttons, a home button, and a multi-use play/pause/skip track button! And you want to go back to a stupid click wheel?

warwagon said,
Damnit I want another 4th / 5th Gen Nano, best mp3 player they've ever made. Physical buttons FTW.

Technically there are physical buttons, but it's the headphone volume control piece stuck onto the unit itself.

Still 64GB max for the Touch. Ouch, would of thought they'd at least take advantage of cheaper Flash memory and double it to 128GB. Oh well, 64GB is useless to me and my large music library.

Lord Venom said,
Still 64GB max for the Touch. Ouch, would of thought they'd at least take advantage of cheaper Flash memory and double it to 128GB. Oh well, 64GB is useless to me and my large music library.

Also the Classic gets no mention again. Think it will live on for 1 more year then we'll see a 128GB Touch

Silver47 said,
Also the Classic gets no mention again. Think it will live on for 1 more year then we'll see a 128GB Touch

I believe the Classic is more or less dead now. They'll probably never update it nor make mention of it. I've been waiting several years for a 128GB Touch but it may not happen for a few more years still. Very disappointing.

Lord Venom said,

I believe the Classic is more or less dead now. They'll probably never update it nor make mention of it. I've been waiting several years for a 128GB Touch but it may not happen for a few more years still. Very disappointing.

Plus they totally gimped the DAC (audio quality) in the iPod Classic, my 5G sounded way better

Lord Venom said,
Still 64GB max for the Touch. Ouch, would of thought they'd at least take advantage of cheaper Flash memory and double it to 128GB. Oh well, 64GB is useless to me and my large music library.

Well, have you thought about giving iTunes Match a try? It is nice to have your entire large music library at your fingertips and not have to worry about physical storage on your device.

Shadrack said,
Well, have you thought about giving iTunes Match a try? It is nice to have your entire large music library at your fingertips and not have to worry about physical storage on your device.

No thanks, I prefer to keep my music in Apple Lossless on my iPod.

Lord Venom said,
Still 64GB max for the Touch. Ouch, would of thought they'd at least take advantage of cheaper Flash memory and double it to 128GB. Oh well, 64GB is useless to me and my large music library.

You should really just get a home server and a unlimited wireless plan.. there we go.. 8TB of data on the go

Lord Venom said,
Still 64GB max for the Touch. Ouch, would of thought they'd at least take advantage of cheaper Flash memory and double it to 128GB. Oh well, 64GB is useless to me and my large music library.

You act like you listen to every single song you own. How hard is it to add/remove songs? Lol.

Dinggus said,

You act like you listen to every single song you own. How hard is it to add/remove songs? Lol.

He listens to thousands upon thousands of hour of music every day! It's like magic . Anyway, with iTunes Match you can have access to more than 128GB of music in one seamlessly simple interface.

Dinggus said,
You act like you listen to every single song you own. How hard is it to add/remove songs? Lol.

Ehhh, I like having complete albums available when the mood hits. Picking and choosing doesn't appeal to me, never really did. And I eventually listen to every song... even though it may take me a few years on shuffle to get to it!

Shadrack said,
He listens to thousands upon thousands of hour of music every day! It's like magic .

I wouldn't say that! Probably closer to 100 songs a day at least.

Shadrack said,
Anyway, with iTunes Match you can have access to more than 128GB of music in one seamlessly simple interface.

Mmmmm, tell me when a) they have Apple Lossless as an option and b) offer access to TBs of music, hehe.

Lord Venom said,

Ehhh, I like having complete albums available when the mood hits. Picking and choosing doesn't appeal to me, never really did. And I eventually listen to every song... even though it may take me a few years on shuffle to get to it!


I wouldn't say that! Probably closer to 100 songs a day at least.


Mmmmm, tell me when a) they have Apple Lossless as an option and b) offer access to TBs of music, hehe.

I think that if a track is not found then it will upload what you have so Apple Lossless might be uploaded if the track is not matched in the iTMS. Otherwise it is all 256kbps AAC which IMHO is plenty good. If you think lossless is so much better, wait a few years and after a few concerts and your ears won't be able to tell the difference .

I think iTunes Match has a limit of 20,000 songs. It isn't specified in size limit, just a song limit. Assuming 256kbps encoded song is 7MB, that is roughly 140GB of music.

TheReasonIFailed said,
Are those iPods or Lumias?!?!

Apple had colors on their devices way before the Lumia's ever existed. Way to troll.

Tech Star said,

Apple had colors on their devices way before the Lumia's ever existed. Way to troll.

but look at the edges... Its lumia design... Aplle the copycat
Its Nokia's pillow design

ttterminator said,

but look at the edges... Its lumia design... Aplle the copycat
Its Nokia's pillow design

That's not true, look at the edges of the very early ipods nano, they were the same, I own a Lumia 800 but that doens't mean I have to be a sarcastic pr**k to blame Apple that copied Lumia when they actually have this case design way before Lumia.

Tech Star said,

Apple had colors on their devices way before the Lumia's ever existed. Way to troll.

I don't really care who had what first; to me those iPods look like the new Lumias. I never said one company copied the other.

Tech Star said,
The Lumia's were first compared to the iPod Nano designs when they first released, so yeah.


That's not the ones he was talking about!
http://www.hyratech.com/images/C/apple-ipod-nano-4g.jpg

Also, take the current Nano and make it bigger and you have the one they released today.

Yes man take these images and tell me where is the pillow design. they are curved from the front but new released nano has front curved with edges pillow design... just like lumias.

LAMj said,
sue sue sueeeeeeeee

one is a music player. the other is a phone. different category. but if this cheapen nokia's design concept. i wholeheartedly agree. apple wouldn't want anything less.