At the iPhone 5 release event we were treated to a lot more than just an iPhone. Apple announced an entirely refreshed lineup of iPod models. At the event Apple did not give any specific date regarding shipments of these new products, like it did with the iPhone 5. Pre-orders were opened that very same day, however.
Today Apple has finally started iPod touch 5G and new iPod Nano shipments. If you placed an order online, it will now be available for pick up in store as well as with the option of being delivered at your residence. Even if you did not order a new iPod, you can just waltz in an Apple Retail Store and get your hands on a new one, starting today.
It was high time for Apple to announce new iPods as last year they had not done so. The changes made to new iPod models are substantial and nothing short of amazing. Take the iPod touch 5G for example. It too features the 4 inch display that Apple has introduced with iPhone 5. It is powered by A5 processor, which can be found in the insanely popular iPhone 4S. The front facing camera has been improved and an impressive 5 megapixel camera, capable of recording full 1080p HD video, has been added to the back. Vibrant colors have been introduced which enhance the experience of owning this thin and light iPod touch 5G.
The iPod touch 5G looks rather evolutionary instead of revolutionary in terms of design. New iPod Nano on the other hand has a new design which has been subject to criticism in various online circles. It has a small display and a Home button identical to that of other iOS devices. The new Nano has a launched similar to spring board, essentially making it look like a mini iPod touch. It is pretty powerful nonetheless, with support for FM Radio, Bluetooth 4.0 as well as video playback.
Apple also announced the new version of earphones, which have largely remained unchained ever since the first iPhone came out in 2007. Rebranded as EarPods, these purpose built earphones have been praised a lot in a number of reviews. Both the iPod touch 5G and new iPod Nano come with EarPods as a standard accessory. The EarPods shipped with new iPods don’t have Mic and Remote, like those shipped with iPhone 5 do.
The iPod touch 5G is priced at $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB. New iPod nano comes with a price tag of $149 for 16GB. There a wide range of colors available to choose from. If all of this entices you to purchase a new iPod, you can do so now either directly at an Apple Retail Store or online. Shipments have officially begun from today, at last.