New multicolored iPod touch generation with A5 processor and 4-inch retina display announced

 

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As predicted, the Apple event currently covering the iPhone 5 has moved pass iPhone 5, iPod Nano, and iTunes to discuss the next generation iPod touch. Many predictions have been verified about this device, including multicolor, and the same screen as the iPhone 5.

 

As predicted, the Apple event currently covering the iPhone 5 has moved pass iPhone 5, iPod Nano, and iTunes to discuss the next generation iPod touch. Many predictions have been verified about this device, including multicolor, and the same screen as the iPhone 5.

The following is hardly comprehensive, but covers the major new features of this new device.

The new iPod touch is 6.1mm thick, and 88 grams in weight. Although it looks very similar to the last iPod touch, it now has a more squared back, which is visible in pictures.

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What will come as a relief to a lot of people is that the new iPod touch has done away with the chrome backing, which was prone to scratches. Now the backing is made of aluminum, with a brushes finish.

The new iPod touch was also announced to have the same lightning port as announced for the iPhone 5, to be compatible with lightning connectors.

Processor specs are, as predicted before, less than the iPhone 5, which was announced to have an A6 processor today. Instead, the iPod touch has upgraded to the A5 processor, and is therefore now a dual-core device.

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Apparently the new iPod touch has 7x better graphics, which will look good on its new screen, which is the same 4-inch retina display as that of the new iPhone 5.

Camera specs have been upgraded too – video recording comes at 1800p with image stabilization, and the front camera is 720p HD for a great FaceTime experience. Of course, the iPod touch is a WiFi enabled device, and has never had access to cellular networks. That hasn’t changed today, either, so the iPod touch remains a local network device.

As KGI securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted today, just hours before the event launched, the new iPod touch is available in new colors – five: raw aluminum, black, blue, yellow and red. A knobby little button has been added to the back of the device, called the “iPod touch loop”, which can be used to attach matching color wrist straps.

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Credit to Engadget's liveblog for the pictures and information.

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