Steve Jobs(Co-founder & CEO of Apple) has revealed a new version of iPod Touch that’s on par with the iPhone 4.
The new iPod touch is like an iPhone 4, without the phone part. Even thinner than the original, has a 326ppi Retina display, Apple A4 processor, gyroscope, and a digital camera, both on the back and for FaceTime.
- It has the iPhone’s Retina Display, a 3.5-inch IPS-based that has a razor-sharp 326ppi resolution. That’s 960 x 640 pixels.
- It can record 720p high definition video—and edit with the iMovie app—and take photos with its back camera.
- It can FaceTime with other iPod touches and iPhone 4s, using its front camera.
- It runs at the same speed of the iPhone 4, using the same Apple A4 chip.
- It has the same 3-axis gyroscope of the iPhone 4, which makes motion tracking more precise than just the accelerometer.
- They have also increased the amount of playback time: 40 hours.
- It will have iOS 4.1 built-in.
The new iPod Touch will be available next week in an 8GB model for $229, a 32 GB model for $299 and a 64GB model for $399. You can pre-order it now.
Differences with the previous generation & the iPhone 4:
The most obvious differences with the previous generation are the two cameras, a very welcomed & demanded—addition to the iPod touch. However, while the back camera can record H.264 video at 720 lines of resolution (720p) and 30 frames per second, the resolution for photography is not as high as the iPhone 4. Just the same 960 x 720 pixels of the video, far from the gorgeous sensor of the iPhone.
The front camera is also identical to the iPhone 4, capturing VGA at 30 frames per second for videoconferencing action.
Apple also claims they have increased the amount of playback time to 40 hours of audio and 7 hours of video, all while making the package smaller than the previous generation: Just 4.4 x 2.3 x 0.28 inches.
For comparison, the previous generation iPod touch was 0.33 inches thick. The weigh is also down to 3.56 ounces (101 grams), from the previous 8 ounces.