27 September 2010 | Category: Electronics
Steve Jobs announced yesterday at the Apple Music Event that the latest refresh versions of the iPod Nano, Shuffle and Touch are expected to launch soon.
The Nano will be slimmed down and transformed to touch screen control. While the redesign means removal of the video camera, the FM radio component remains from the previous model.
The Shuffle regains its belt clip and physical buttons, but retains the voice controls for hands-free operation when exercising, driving or walking.
Also gaining functionality is the iPod Touch, which will have a camera added for compatibility with iPhone face time (albeit with only 1-megapixel capability vs. the iPhone's 5-megapixel) and three-axis gyroscope control (also from the iPhone). iOS 4.1 is also transitioned, adding GameCentre support, film and TV rental and AppleTV connectivity updates.
All three devices support PC and Mac synchronization when using iTunes, and integrate with Apple's new Ping social music service.
The Nano will be available in 8GB and 16GB versions, while the Touch will lose its 16GB model (but will continue to offer 8GB, 32GB and 64GB versions).