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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.

  • sandmanwn
    wow jane, can you please write 5 more apple articles today. pretty please!!!

    jeez this is boring. ipods are old OLD news
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  • dopeydog
    lol yes in the same way that Ferraris are OLD news? Everyone still gets excited when a new one comes out!
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  • JMcEntegart
    Sorry, I'll ask Microsoft to host a fancy event tomorrow. You know, just to even it up a bit.
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  • Caffeinecarl
    Great news about the Classic because with a music collection like mine, you can never have too much storage space. None of the touch models have enough for me.
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  • apmyhr
    I think the fact that they omitted a camera from the Touch is bigger news than you indicate in this article. I mean, I always considered it a useless gimick, but almost everyone expected it and a lot of people are shocked that Apple didnt include it. It either shows that Apple doesn't want the touch to compete with their iPhone, or the rumors about camera problems were more sever than people thought.
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  • burnley14
    So the new touch has the same processor as the 3GS now? Sounds to me like we're going to get some news about exploding iPod Touches soon too . . .
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  • Zip it sanwanwn, Jane is trying to keep people updated as quickly as the news rolls out, so don't criticize when she's doing her job. If Tom's didn't report quickly enough, or at all about Apple today, they would be criticized. If you don't like to hear about the news, then don't bother clicking the title, and stop your yammering. No one is forcing you to read every article Tom's posts.
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  • sandmanwn
    uhm no. go away shill. freaking startup accounts with 1 post.
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  • KTSnyder
    "If Tom's didn't report quickly enough, or at all about Apple today, they would be criticized. If you don't like to hear about the news, then don't bother clicking the title, and stop your yammering. No one is forcing you to read every article Tom's posts."

    Well, he's kind of got a point, when nine of the first eleven items is about iSomethingOrOther. At a certain point, it feels like a press-release service for Apple.

    I'm not saying NOTHING should be posted about Apple, but today I may as well have just gone to Apple.com.
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  • SneakySnake
    He does have a point, whether you like apple or not, new iPods are definitely the biggest piece of electronics news for the day.

    Do you think Tom's was showing favorites to Intel yesterday by simply posting a slew of articles on i5, which everyone's been talking about for months??
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