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Apple refreshes iPod lineup with new colors and several internal updates for iPod touch

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After three long years, the iPod lineup has finally seen an update. The iPod nano, iPod shuffle and iPod touch have new consistent colors and the touch received updated internal specifications.

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The iPod nano and iPod shuffle have the same specifications down the millimeter from the previous generation, but they have new colors. The pale pink, blue, yellow, green and purple colors have been retired in favor of a darker blue and pink and new gold. The silver and space gray colors are the same. Now every iPod model is available in the same colors.

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The iPod touch comes with a better camera, much faster processor and a new Apple exclusive storage option. The iSight camera on the rear of the iPod appears to be similar to the iPhone 5c camera with an 8MP sensor while the FaceTime HD front camera appears to be the same one found on the iPhone 6 with a 1.2MP sensor. The rear camera can also record in slow motion up to 120fps and has cinematic video stabilization. In addition, the iPod is powered by the 64-bit A8 processor with M8 co-processor and has Bluetooth 4.1 technology, which is a step above the Bluetooth 4.0 technology in the iPhone 6. The iPod now has four storage options: 16GB for $199, 32GB for $249, 64GB for $299 and the Apple exclusive 128GB for $399. The design of the iPod only received a minor update with iPod touch loop button disappeared.

The new iPods are available to purchase on Apple.com with shipping in one business day.

New iPod lineup actually coming today (July 15th)

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We expected Apple to update the iPod lineup yesterday with new colors and new specs for the iPod touch, but unfortunately we were incorrect. A report from iGen.fr and the Home screen of the iPod pointed to Tuesday, July 14th, but a new rumor from 9to5Mac says the new iPods are actually coming today. Perhaps Apple delayed it by a day to mess with us…

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Citing insider sources, 9to5Mac claims that entire iPod lineup will see new colors while only the iPod touch will receive internal updates. The iPod shuffle and iPod nano will be available in a new gold color in addition to darker pink and blue colors. The iPod touch, along with the new colors, will have an 8MP camera sensor, 64-bit processor with M-coprocessor for tracking movement and storage options to match the iPhone 6. The 16GB iPod touch will be $199, the 64GB will be $299 and the 128GB will be $399. Finally, the iPod touch will be preloaded with iOS 8.4 and Apple Music.

Apple first leaked the new iPod colors in early July following the release of iTunes 12.2. With the update and a restore of an iPod, you could see pink, blue and gold colors that we haven’t seen yet for each of the iPod models. This ignited the discussion about new iPods and after three years, they will finally be updated.

Apple's 2014 iPod Product Lineup

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Apple held three events this year: the Worldwide Developer’s Conference and two special media events in the Fall.  This year, though, they barely touched the iPod lineup and only silently updated the iPod touch and finally discontinued the iPod classic.  Here is the 2014 iPod lineup:

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iPod shuffle: released September 2012

  • 4th generation
  • no display
  • clickable controls with VoiceOver
  • audio playback up to 15 hours
  • space gray, silver, purple, blue, green, yellow, pink and Product (RED)
  • 2GB
  • $49

 

iPod nano: released October 2012

  • 7th generation
  • 2.5″ display
  • audio playback up to 30 hours, video playback up to 3.5 hours
  • space gray, silver, purple, blue, green, yellow, pink and Product (RED)
  • 16GB
  • $149

 

iPod touch: released September 2012

  • 5th generation
  • 4.0″ Retina display
  • A5 processor
  • 5MP rear camera and 1.2MP front camera
  • audio playback up to 40 hours, video playback up to 8 hours
  • space gray, silver, blue, yellow, pink and Product (RED)
  • 16GB, 32GB and 64GB
  • starting at $199

 

Throughout the week, we will explore the 2014 lineup. There’s iPads, iPhones, the Apple TV and the Apple Watch.

News Roundup: 16GB iPod Touch, iPhone 5s Sale

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Here are the latest news stories from this past week:

Apple Silently Releases Cheaper iPod Touch

A new report came out early Thursday morning on MacRumors that leaked details about Apple’s plans for a new iPod touch.  The report originally said that Apple would be introducing us to a new, cheaper iPod touch with 16GB and the same specs as the 32GB and 64GB models.  It would be available in the same colors, come with a 5MP iSight rear camera and a lower price.  This occurred sooner than expected and it replaced the 16GB silver-only iPod touch.  In addition to this, it also came with a decrease in price for the 32GB and 64GB models.  You can now purchase the new 16GB iPod touch for $199, 32GB for $249 and 64GB for $299.  The iPod touch loop is sold separately for $9 for the 16GB model.

Currently, there are two models for the iPod touch: silver with 16GB or colored with 32GB or 64GB.

BEFORE: Until Thursday, there were two models for the iPod touch: silver with 16GB or colored with 32GB or 64GB.

Finally, we have a good iPod touch family.

AFTER: Finally, we have a good iPod touch family.

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I am very excited to say that the blog has now reached 2,000 views. The blog started in September of 2012 and it took a year to get the first thousand. The second thousand was accomplished in a little under 5 months. Thank you so much for reading my blog.

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There is not much in the news for Apple this month as we patiently await for more rumors of the iPhone 6 and iPad air 2. The iPad pro (or larger screen iPad) is expected to be announced at the annual iPad focused event in the Fall. This iPad will have a 12.9 inch display and A8 processor. It will primarily be aimed towards the education markets as a hybrid between the MacBook Air and iPad. IDownloadBlog believes that the display may be used for a Retina MacBook Air because there is no physical evidence for a larger iPad.