September 10, 2008
Apple second-generation iPod touch to rock you
All those who have just recovered from the iPhone 3G hangover, here’s another Apple tit-bit to get you into overdrive. Apple has announced the new iPod touch. This new piece boasts of new touch features and bears an uncanny resemblance to the iPhone 3G albeit the back is made from polished steel. The volume buttons are on the side and a built in speaker. New software features include Genius playlist creation, revamped user interface, and built in support Nike + iPod negating the need for receiver, you only need the shoe transmitter. This new device will be compatible with Apple’s new in-line control headphones.
The next-gen of the Apple iPod touch features battery life of 36 hours for music and 6 hours for video. The software version 2.1 will accompany the piece, which will be a free update to current iPod touch users running software 2.0 or later. This upgrade will cost $10 for users coming from software 1.x. The pricing sees the player costing $229 for the 8GB model, $299 for the 16GB model, and $399 for the 32GB model. All of them are currently available.