Tech Watch: iPhone 5 & New iPod Touch & Nano

By Staff

Apple Inc.’s new product showcase came without much pomp and circumstance, as the gadget bloggers had already pinned down every major detail of the long-awaited iPhone 5’s.

iPhone 5

As usual, Apple Inc.’s new product showcase came today without much pomp and circumstance, as the gadget bloggers and technophiles had more or less pinned down every major detail of the long-awaited iPhone 5’s size, shape and potential capabilities months ago. While most analysts have predicted that this release is the expected revenue source to pad the company’s fluctuating 12-figure market cap for years to come, it’s remarkable to see that the latest “best of the best” is no longer revolutionary, with the most common descriptor of the device being limited to its width. Regardless, we’re still pumped for the newest line of i-branded products to hit shelves, so check out the details of the new iPhone 5, iPod Touch and iPod Nano below.

Claim to fame: Thinnest smartphone in the world at 7.6 mm thick.

Screen: Four-inch retina display.

Network Connectivity: LTE and DC-HSDPA.

Wi-fi: Dual-band 802.11n for up to 150 Mbps.

Chip: A6 (twice as fast as iPhone 4S).

iSight Camera: 8 MP single shot/28 MP panorama stitching.

Facetime HD Camera: 720p HD video.

Connector: Lightning connector replaces 30-pin traditional (adapter sold separately).

Operating System: iOS 6 — 200 new features, including Apple-designed Maps and new Siri functionality.

Price: $199/299/399 for 16/32/64 GB, respectively.

Preorder: September 14.

In Store: September 21.

iPod Touch

Getting a refresh after years hidden by the limelight of its network-connected sibling, the iPod Touch now comes available in blue, yellow, pink, (PRODUCT) RED, white & silver, and black & slate. Featuring an all-new 4-inch Retina display and a 5MP iSight camera with 1080p HD recording; this is one gorgeous addition to the family at an attractive price. Bonus points for stealing the iPhone 5’s shiny, new iOS 6 operating system  Look for it October at $299/399 for 32/64 GB, respectively.

iPod Nano

Not only is the new iPod Nano the slimmest iPod ever made at 5mm thick, but the addition of built-in Bluetooth functionality for wireless headphones makes this little gem a whole lot more attractive to those who prefer to take their music player on the go. With 30 hours of battery life and a new home button; this is one purchase we’re definitely going to make. Available in seven colors (plus Product Red) this October for $149 (16 GB). 


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