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Wednesday September 12, 2012 1:35 pm

iPod touch picks up 4-inch display, better cameras, new colors, and Siri

iPod touch 5th generation

After leaving the line stagnant for two years, Apple has just announced the new 5th generation iPod touch. What's changed? A whole lot. The new iPod touch picks up the same 1136 x 640 4-inch display that the iPhone 5 has. Both cameras see upgrades as well, with the rear camera being bumped up to 5-megapixels with LED flash, and the front camera now supporting FaceTime HD at 720p. Bluetooth 4.0, AirPlay mirroring, and 802.11a/b/g/n support are included as well. The 5th generation iPod touch is also the thinnest, coming in at an incredible 6.1mm thin, and weighing in at 8 grams, and sees a processor upgrade with the Apple A5, and picks up the new Lightning connector.

What else is new? Siri is now available on the iPod touch for the first time, as is a new chassis hook that allows you to connect lanyards, including the iPod touch Loop, Apple's own. Lastly, in addition to the white and black colors, the iPod touch will also be available in yellow, cyan, and a (PRODUCT) RED version as well. The new iPod touch will hit stores in October, and will be available for $299 for the 32GB model, and $399 for the 64GB version. Interested buyers can pre-order the new iPod touch on September 14th. The 4th generation iPod touch will continue to sell, priced at $199 for the 16GB model, $249 for the 32GB model.

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