New iPod touch – Ultimate Guide

iPod touch 2010

At an event today in San Francisco, Apple CEO, Steve Jobs announced a refresh of the iPod lineup. The iPod touch was updated too and the new device ships with iOS 4.1.

iPod touch is a multitouch device powered by iOS from Apple and is very thin. The device was launched by Apple back in 2007. It is an iPhone without the phone and a contract. Today, the iPod touch got a major overhaul and we’ve listed down everything you would want to know about this new device.


Hardware

The new iPod touch now has a rear camera and a front facing camera with FaceTime. You could now do really smooth video calls over WiFi with the new iPod touch. FaceTime calls could be made from an iPod touch to another iPod touch or from an iPod touch to an iPhone.

FaceTime iPod

Apple has even added a rear camera with support for HD video recording. It can record 720p videos and take amazing quality pictures using the rear camera. It even has the same retina display technology used in the iPhone 4. So all your pictures and videos will now be crystal clear at 960*640 pixels.

You could take VGA quality pictures and videos up to 30 frames per second with the front camera.

The device will be powered by Apple’s own A4 chip which also powers the iPad and iPhone 4. It even incorporates a 3-axis gyroscope for a better and precise gaming experience.


Apps

As the new iPod touch runs on iOS, all Apps available on the App Store would be compatible with the device. Plus it would run iMovie and would have Game Center. Till date, iMovie only operates on iPhone 4, but you could now also edit movies directly on your iPod touch using iMovie.

iMovie iPod

Game Center will also be available with the new iPod touch. You could now play games with your friends anywhere in the world. Send them invites, challenge them, compare scores and view leaderboards and achievements all from the App.


Pricing


iPod touch 4 Pricing Plan

The new iPod touch is available in three models – 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The pricing plan is as described in the chart above. It will be shipping next week and is available for pre-order today.


Size and Weight

The iPod touch 4 is 0.1 inch longer and 0.1 inch thinner than the iPod touch 3rd generation. It is 4.4 inches long, 2.3 inches thick and weighs around 3.56 ounces (101 grams).

It is a bit curved around the edges and is extremely thin.


Conclusions

The iPod touch is without any doubt the most popular iPod ever and the new version is more than just magical. It completely redefines a portable media player. It is a complete pocket computer.

What do you feel about the new device? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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  • Nika Turk

    I have an iPod(3rd generation) but this one is definitely going to take the cake. I’m looking forward to this one coming out. I will be a proud owner of one. =)

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