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Apple iPod Touch: Cheaper, more colours

Apple refreshed iPod Touch overnight. There are new colours and updated features. A new 16GB model brings the starting prices for the classy solid-state music players down to NZ$279. Although 16GB seems tiny compared with the storage on iPod Classic models.

iPod Touch now includes a five megapixel rear camera as well as front-facing camera for online chatting. The colour range is now pink, yellow, blue, silver, space gray and (PRODUCT) RED.

iPod Touch like a tiny iPad

In some ways the Touch is like a nano-iPad, it runs iOS 7 can handle many apps and has a Retina display.

I’m interested to see Apple is sticking with the iPod. The devices get little attention from the media and yet they remain one of the company’s greatest successes — Apple has sold more than 100 million iPods.

Now that smartphones are everywhere, the market for stand-alone music players is falling. However, I like to keep a copy of my music collection separate from my phone, partly for convenience and partly because I’m running up against the 64GB limit on the iPhone 5S.

By Bill Bennett

Not actually a geek, more a chronicler of geekdom. Still mainly a journalist, sometimes a blogger.