Apple Unveils New iPod Touch With Retina Display, FaceTime, HD Video Recording, A4 Processor And More

New iPod Touch

Steve Jobs unveiled the fourth generation iPod Touch at today’s special event.

The new iPod Touch comes with a Retina Display, front facing camera, rear camera, and A4 processor just like iPhone 4.

The front facing camera brings Apple’s FaceTime video calling feature to the iPod Touch. iPod Touch users will be able to make FaceTime calls with other iPod Touch users, as we well as iPhone 4 users.

Here are some of the major features of the iPod Touch 4:

  • FaceTime: FaceTime on iPod touch will allow users to make video calls to new iPod touch users or iPhone 4 user over Wi-Fi.
  • Retina Display: The new iPod Touch gets iPhone 4’s Retina display, which has been one of the most popular features of the new iPhone. The resolution of the new iPod Touch is four times the pixel count of previous iPod Touch models. It’s a gorgeous screen.
  • HD Video Recording and Editing: You can now do HD video recording and editing on the new iPod Touch thanks to its new rear facing camera. However, you can take still photos of only one megapixel with the rear camera unlike iPhone 4’s 5MP rear camera. It looks like Apple had to go for the lower resolution camera to fit it into the new iPod Touch, which is thinner than iPhone 4. Steve Jobs has also mentioned that the iMovie app is compatible with the new iPod Touch.
  • A4 processor: The A4 processor is powering the new iPod Touch, which is very powerful and power-efficient mobile processor.
  • Gyroscope: It now includes a built-in three-axis gyroscope. When paired with the accelerometer, the gyroscope makes iPod touch capable of advanced motion sensing such as user acceleration, full 3D attitude, and rotation rate, which will make it a better portable gaming device.
New iPod Touch

The new iPod Touch will come pre-installed with iOS 4.1.

The 8GB iPod Touch model costs $229, 32GB model costs $299, and the 64GB model costs $399. The new iPod Touch will be available next week.

Apple has also released the commercial of the new iPod Touch:

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