Sep 13

Besides the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 Apple also introduced new iPod nano’s and iPod touches and a new version of iTunes for Mac at the September 12th keynote. The new iPod nano’s are larger and thinner. They come in several different colors and the new Lightning connector.

This seventh generation iPod nano is the thinnest iPod nano so far at just 5.4 mm. That’s 38% thinner than the previous generation. There are physical controls along the side and it has a home button just like the iPhone. The display is now a 2.5 inch multitouch display. You can listen to the radio with the FM tuner, which also has live pause. There’s a fitness and pedometer, bluetooth and seven colors to choose from. The new iPod nano will be available in October.

iPod touch

Apple also introduced an all new iPod touch. This fifth generation is just 6.1 mm thin and weighs only 88 grams, making this the thinnest and lightest iPod touch. And just like the iPhone 5, it has a 4 inch retina display. It has an A5 processor to make this iPod touch twice as fast as the previous generation. The camera is now a 5 megapixel iSight camera with led flash and autofocus as well as the new panorama mode. The front facing FaceTime camera is now in HD. The fifth generation iPod touch supports iPhoto, Airplay mirroring, Siri and comes in five cool colors like grey, black, red, blue and green. A nice finishing touch is the so called Loop. At the lower left corner on the rear side of the iPod is a silver circular spot. Here you can attach a bracelet accessory to turn the touch in a digital camera lookalike. The new iPod touch will also be available in October.

iTunes 11

Something else that will be available in October (interestingly enough) is iTunes 11. iTunes for Mac gets a new edge-to-edge design. When you click on an album it expands in place, like folders on iOS. You can browse by artist and see which photos the artist has shared with you in your library. Currently playig windows provides a dropdown menu to see upcoming songs. The mini-player has a much simpler and new design as well. And ofcourse iTunes 11 supports iCloud.

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