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Apple Releases New $229 16GB iPod touch

Apple has released a new $229 16GB iPod touch featuring an iPhone 5-esque ultraslim design, a 4-inch Retina display, powered by a dual-core A5 chip, and with bundled Apple EarPods.

The fourth generation 16GB and 32GB iPod touch models that sold for US$199 and $249 have been discontinued, so Apple’s iPod touch lineup is now available only with the higher-resolution 4-inch Retina Display.

New 16GB iPod touch Specifications:

Dimensions:
Height: 4.86 inches (123.4 mm)
Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
Depth: 0.24 inch (6.1 mm)
Weight: 3.04 ounces (86 grams)

Capacity:
16GB

Wireless:
802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Bluetooth 4.0
Maps: Location-based service4
Nike+ support built in5

Display
4-inch (diagonal) widescreen display with Multi-Touch IPS technology Retina display
1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 pixels per inch
800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Camera, Photos, and Video:
FaceTime HD camera with 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p) up to 30 frames per second
Face detection
Tap to control exposure for video or stills
Photo and video geotagging over Wi-Fi

Input and Output:
Lightning connector
3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
Built-in speaker
Microphone

External Buttons and Connectors

Power and Battery:
Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Music playback time: Up to 40 hours when fully charged
Video playback time: Up to 8 hours when fully charged
Charging times: Fast charge in about 2 hours (80% capacity), full charge in about 4 hours

Audio Playback:
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
User-configurable maximum volume limit

TV and Video:
AirPlay mirroring and video out to Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation)
Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Headphones:
Apple EarPods

Sensors:
Three-axis gyro
Accelerometer

System Requirements:

Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:
Mac: OS X v10.6.8 or later
PC: Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
iTunes 10.7 or later8 (free download from www.apple.com/itunes/download)

iPod touch 16GB Black & Silver – $229.00

32GB – $299

64GB – $399

For more information, visit:
http://www.apple.com/ipod-touch/

Apple Store:
http://goo.gl/FPG6n

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