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Apple iPod touch

Ilse Jurrien
Photokina report
Sunday 5th, September 2010
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

Report 2010 Photokina - Apple announced the new Apple iPod touch music player, packed with incredible new features including Apple’s stunning Retina display, Face Time video calling, HD video recording, Apple’s A4 chip, 3-axis gyro, iOS 4.1 and Game Center - all combined in the thinnest and lightest Apple iPod touch ever. The new Apple iPod touch features up to 40 hours of music playback and seven hours of video playback on a single battery charge. The new Apple iPod touch player comes with iOS 4.1, the newest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. iOS 4.1 enables new features like FaceTime video calling, multitasking, folders and Game Center.

Apple iPod touch

New Apple iPod touch
Apple’s stunning Retina display makes everything on Apple iPod touch look even more incredible, whether playing games, watching video, browsing the web or flicking through photos. The Retina display has 960 x 640 pixels - four times as many pixels than before. The resulting 326 pixels per inch is so dense that the human eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels when Apple iPod touch is held at a normal distance, making text, pictures and video look sharper, smoother and more realistic.

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Apple iPod touch

Apple iPod touch HD video
With the new front facing digital camera and build-in microphone, Apple iPod touch users can make FaceTime video calls over Wi-Fi. With just one tap of the new FaceTime application, Apple iPod touch users can call other new iPod touch or iPhone 4 users to easily see what their friends are up to, share important moments like the first day of school and even show others what they are seeing by easily switching to the rear-facing camera. The rear-facing camera on new Apple iPod touch is perfect for HD video recording. Users can easily capture HD video wherever they are and share it via e-mail, Mobile Me and YouTube. With the iMovie app, users of the new iPod touch can combine movie clips, add dynamic transitions and themes and include photos and music right on their Apple iPod touch player. Users of the new iPod touch can buy and download the app for $4.99 through the App Store right on their new iPod touch.

Apple iPod touch

Apple iPod touch games
iPod touch is the world’s most popular portable game player. Now with Game Center, Apple iPod touch users can challenge and play friends or be matched automatically with new opponents. Game Center lets Apple iPod touch users showcase their scores and achievements and discover new games their friends are playing. With the App Store on iPod touch, users have access to the world’s largest catalog of apps with over 250,000 apps, including over 65,000 game and entertainment titles.

Apple iPod touch

Apple iPod touch price and availability
The new iPod touch will be available next week for a suggested price of $229 (US) for the 8GB model, $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the 64GB model through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. iPod touch requires a Mac with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS® X v10.5.8 or later and iTunes 10 or later; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 3) or later and iTunes 10 or later. Existing second and third generation iPod touch users can update to iOS 4.1 free of charge on September 8 to enjoy new features including Game Center.

Apple iPod touch

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