iPod touch gets Camera, FaceTime Support [Updated]

Apple unveiled the next generation iPod touch during its media event on Wednesday. The new iPod touch includes a front-facing camera with FaceTime support, and also gets the same Retina Display used in the iPhone 4.

The new iPod touch includes a new A4 processor, a rear-facing HD camera, a 3-axis gyroscope like the iPhone 4, a built-in speaker and microphone, and still manages to be thinner than the model it replaces. The touch includes built-in Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, 802.11b/g/n wireless networking, and Nike + iPod support.

Apple’s FaceTime-ready iPod touch

It will ship with iOS 4.1 pre-installed, which means users can take advantage of features like HDR photos and Game Center, too.

The new iPod touch measures in at .28-inches thick, and weighs only 3.56 ounces, and ships with a 30-pin Dock connector cable and earbuds. Apple claims up to 40 hours run time when listening to audio, and seven hours of video playback.

The iPod touch will be available next week for US$229 for the 8GB model, $299 for the 32GB model, and $399 for the 64GB model. Customers can pre-order the new iPod touch now.

[Updated with additional information about the new iPod touch.]