Last night Apple introduced a range of new iPods plus a revamped iTunes 9.
Firstly, the iPod nano has been updated to include a larger 2.2-inch color display, a VGA video camera, FM radio with live pause feature and a built in pedometer, yet it’s still packed into the same compact body size.
Next up, the iPod touch is available in 8GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities, with the 8GB model dropped in price to $199 and the 32GB/64GB models offering much improved battery life and up to 50% faster performance thanks to a beefed up processor on board.
Finally, iTunes 9 sports a new look (not to everyone’s taste) and additional Genius and sharing features that makes it easier to automate music playback and share music over the home network. The Genius system also extends to iPhone apps, and the iTunes Store has been updated to be easier to navigate and, importantly for Apple, purchase from.
So much has been written about the latest Apple gear and software that I don’t need to go into great detail here. As always, you can get all the detailed specifications and pricing at the Apple web site: iPod touch | iPod nano | iTunes 9