iPod touch goes Retina, gets Lightning Connector

Apple introduced its fifth generation iPod touch on Wednesday during the company's special media event where it also unveiled the iPhone 5. The new iPod touch includes a 4-inch Retina Display like the iPhone 5, sports the new Lightning dock connector, is thinner than the fourth generation model, offers better performance thanks to its A5 processor, and is available in several colors.

Apple shows off the Retina Display iPod touchApple shows off the Retina Display iPod touch

The new iPod touch is only 6.1mm thick and weighs 88 grams. It includes an iSight camera for video chats, a 5 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video support and LED flash, Bluetooth 4.0, dual band 802.11n WiFi, AirPlay mirroring support, and a retractable connector for a wrist strap.

iPod nano: Now in colorsiPod nano: Now in colors

The fifth generation iPod touch is available in the usual black or white colors, along with blue, yellow and pink. The 32GB model is priced at US$299 and the 64GB model costs $399. Apple said they will be available in October, and pre-orders start on September 14.

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