Apple has today announced the fourth generation Apple iPod Touch, that is packed with incredible new features including Apple’s stunning Retina display, FaceTime 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 iPod touch ever.
The fourth generation Apple iPod touch features up to 40 hours of music playback and seven hours of video playback on a single battery charge.
The new iPod Touch now sports Apple’s stunning Retina display that makes everything on iPod touch look even more incredible, whether playing games, watching video, browsing the web or flicking through photos.
The Apple’s stunning Retina display has 960 x 640 pixels resolution that is four times as many pixels than on earlier generation iPod Touch devices. The resulting 326 pixels per inch is so dense that the human eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels when iPod touch is held at a normal distance, making text, images and video look sharper, smoother and more realistic.
The fourth generation Apple iPod Touch device is equipped with the new front-facing camera and mic, allowing users to make FaceTime video calls over Wi-Fi network.
With just one tap of the new FaceTime app, the new 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 fourth generation Apple iPod Touch device also features a rear-facing camera that is perfect for 720p HD video recording. Users can easily capture HD video wherever they are and share it via email, MobileMe and YouTube. With the iMovie app, users can combine movie clips, add dynamic transitions and themes, and include photos and music right on their iPod touch.
The FaceTime lets users switch between these two cameras at any time during a video call. Just tap a button. So if one is watching people at a coffee shop and he spot someone entertaining (or famous), the friend already in video conversation gets to see the event too.
The new iPod Touch is powered by Apple’s A4 chip that provides iPod touch users with exceptional processor and graphics performance along with long battery life. This remarkably fast and power-efficient chip, along with the Retina display and 3-axis gyro, makes games on iPod touch the best they’ve ever been on any mobile device.
The iPod touch is the world’s most popular portable game player. Now with Game Center, the fourth generation iPod touch users can challenge and play friends, or be matched automatically with new opponents. Game Center lets 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 catalogue of apps with over 250,000 apps, including over 65,000 game and entertainment titles to choose from.
Music and entertainment lovers can now easily access iTunes Ping directly from their new iPod touch. iTunes Ping lets users follow their favourite artists and friends to discover the music they’re talking about, listening to and downloading. In addition, iPod touch users also have instant access to the world’s largest catalogue of music, TV programmes and films.
The fourth generation Apple iPod touch comes with newest version iOS 4.1, that enables new features like FaceTime video calling, multitasking, folders and Game Center.
The 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 8th to enjoy new features including Game Center.
“We’ve put our most advanced technology inside the new iPod touch”, said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Whether you’re listening to music, playing games, making FaceTime video calls, browsing the web, capturing HD video, or watching TV shows and movies, the new iPod touch with its Retina display, A4 chip and 3-axis gyro is more fun than ever”.
Pricing & Availability
The new Apple iPod touch with Ratina display and Apple A4 chip will be available next week for a suggested retail price of Rs. 15,400 (inc VAT) for the 8GB model, Rs. 19,900 (inc VAT) for the 32GB model and Rs. 25,900 (inc VAT) for the 64GB model through Apple Authorised Resellers.
Besides fourth generation iPod touch, Apple’s new holiday lineup in India includes a brand new 8GB iPod shuffle for just Rs. 3,200; the amazing new iPod nano with Multi-Touch starting at just Rs. 10,700 with warranty.