Apple announces new iPod nano and touch models

Among the release of the iPhone / iPod touch firmware 3.1 and the release of iTunes 9.0, Apple has announced a new iPod nano to the market, available as of today.

The new iPod nano supports a slightly larger 2.2 inch display, upgrading from 2 inches. The newest feature is the sporty camera, fixed to the back of the device. The 640x480 VGA camera mounted to the back only records video and does not double as a still camera.

The new iPod nano also comes with an integrated microphone for recording audio, found on the side of the device, also including a speaker for playback on both audio and video. The updated nano also comes with a built-in pedometer and FM radio for easily listening on the go.

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Prices for the iPod nano start at $149 (8GB) and $179 (16GB).

The iPod shuffle remains the same, but offers new colours and a cheaper price tag $59 (2GB) and $99 (4GB) "Special Edition" that's made of polished stainless steel.

The iPod touch is also now offered at $199 (8GB), $299 (32GB), and $399 (64GB). The 32GB and 64GB are both new products and come with Voice Control, currently not available on the 8GB Touch, and a new set of earphones with remote and mic.

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