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Apple Updates iPod Touch and Classic

Aside from a fancy new iPod Nano complete with video camera (but as far as we can tell, no photo capabilities?) and a Shuffle that now comes in five different colors, Apple announced the third generation iPod Touch and a minor storage increase for the iPod Classic.

The biggest change for the iPod Touch this year (they'll probably add a bloody camera next September), is the speed of the 16 GB and 32 GB versions. Just like the iPhone 3GS, both benefit from a faster processor and the graphics processor in the new iPod touch has OpenGL ES 2.0 capability.

"At just $199 the iPod touch is the most affordable gateway to Apple's revolutionary App Store with more than 75,000 applications that you can wirelessly download right into your iPod touch," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "You get a great iPod, a great pocket computer with the industry's best mobile web browser and a great game player, all in this super-thin beautiful enclosure."

As for the Classic, Apple has bumped up the storage just a little and now offers a new 160 GB model holding up to 40,000 songs for $249. While it's not huge news, it's definitely welcome as the company was previously rumored to be axing the Classic altogether.