Wednesday, 12 September 2012

New iPod and iTunes

At the same time that the iPhone 5 was announced, Apple also announced a new iPod Touch 5th Generation which will be coming out in October for the same price as the old version.

Greg Joswick from Apple announced it. He started off by saying it is the most popular music player of all time, then he announced the new iPod Nano. It basically looks like a tiny phone. It is 38% thinner than the old Nano and it has a 2.5-inch multi-touch display. It has the classic Apple home button at the bottom and it comes in 7 colours. It can play wide-screen video and rewind live FM radio.
He then went on to talk about the iPod Touch. It is a popular music player and games device. The new iPod Touch 5th Generation is the thinnest iPod Touch yet at only 6.1mm and it has a new 4-inch display. It has the A5 Apple processor so it has better graphics. The new iPod has a longer battery now allowing you to listen to 40 hours of non-stop music before going dead. And, like the iPhone 5, the iPod Touch 5th Generation has the iSight camera. Unfortunately it is not 8MP, but 5MP is enough.
Weirdly, this new iPod has what Apple are calling the 'loop'. This straps onto your wrist so you don't drop your iPod.
The gimmick of the iPhone 4S, Siri, is coming to the iPod Touch 5th Generation for the first time ever.
Amazingly, Apple has finally allowed you to get a colourful iPod Touch!! (not just black and white)

Apple now have a new shaped headphones which will come with the new iPod Nano, the iPod Touch 5th Generation and the iPhone 5.

Apple also announced the new iTunes and App Store look for iOS 6 devices. iTunes is the number 1 place to download music and it is available in 63 countries around the world. Both iTunes and the App Store are now integrated with Facebook so you can like an app before you've even downloaded it.