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Apple Starts Shipping New iPod Touch

By - Source: GigaOM | B 26 comments

Fifth-generation device also available in Apple's retail stores.

Apple has started to ship the fifth-generation iPod Touch to consumers as well as retail stores.

A notice received by a GigaOM writer in Pennsylvania confirmed October 9 as the shipping date from China and October 15 as the estimated delivery date.

The fifth generation iPod Touch, which was revealed alongside the iPhone 5, features the same 4-inch 1136 x 640 Retina display, as well as the same dual core chip powering the iPhone 4S and a 5 megapixel camera capable of capturing full HD 1080p video footage.

With the launch if the new iPod Touch, Apple has released the device's user guide. It's available for free through iTunes, with the e-book spanning 138 pages.

The iPod Touch is available in six colors, with the 32GB model costing $299 and $399 for the 64GB model.

 

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    greghome , October 10, 2012 4:09 AM
    YEA!!!!!
    NEW IPHONE 5 WITH NO CALL FUNCTION........

    might as well get a Samsung Galaxy S3 or at least an actual iPhone ........ :/ 
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    amuffin , October 10, 2012 4:12 AM
    greghomeYEA!!!!!NEW IPHONE 5 WITH NO CALL FUNCTION........might as well get a Samsung Galaxy S3 or at least an actual iPhone ........

    Well it's like getting the Iphone just without paying data. :p 
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    nieur , October 10, 2012 4:15 AM
    $399 for that product?
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    mayankleoboy1 , October 10, 2012 4:19 AM
    Prophet Jobs came in my dream last night and said that God himself wants me to buy the iPod.
    So i am going to buy it.
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    bavman , October 10, 2012 4:29 AM
    And of course they wouldn't just add better features to the existing model without bumping up the lowest price by $70 would they?
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    dormantreign , October 10, 2012 4:37 AM
    I bought one last year and hated the damn thing. I jail broke it and it still never did alot for me. I just don't like the design, its interface even with winterboard or whatever it was called. I'd rater spend a bit extra and buy a galaxy s2 if it costs more. The s3 is too much right now.
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    memadmax , October 10, 2012 4:51 AM
    I can't even afford a new mobo with proc and ram upgrade and they want me to shell out THAT much money for a glorified mp3 player???????????

    heeelll no....
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    Chairman Ray , October 10, 2012 5:07 AM
    Now that all phones play music, I'm surprised that there's still a large market for mp3 players, especially at that price range.
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    bak0n , October 10, 2012 5:07 AM
    Lets see. A $300 Ipod or a $200 Kindle HD..
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    frombehind , October 10, 2012 5:15 AM
    greghomeYEA!!!!!NEW IPHONE 5 WITH NO CALL FUNCTION........might as well get a Samsung Galaxy S3 or at least an actual iPhone ........

    Not really.... I enjoy my current flip phone thank you very much. (its one of the nicer Razr's)

    but you really cant beat apple for their intuitive music browsing interface, plus all the nifty shit Itoons can do with playlists and all that.
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    alidan , October 10, 2012 5:23 AM
    if they can get that price to 200$ for a new one... i would consider it...
    i have no use for a smart phone bleeding my dry, but i have use for the devices capabilities.
    the reason they cost so much off contract is because they want you on contract.
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    InvalidError , October 10, 2012 5:43 AM
    memadmaxthey want me to shell out THAT much money for a glorified mp3 player?????????

    I think we crossed the point where the iPod was still a glorified MP3 player a long time ago. The Touch effectively turned the iPod line into a ridiculously overpriced mini-tablet.
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    jdwii , October 10, 2012 6:09 AM
    I would much rather have a nexus 7 apple sell those for me just leave Android on it and make sure Asus produces it
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    iamtheking123 , October 10, 2012 7:31 AM
    jdwiiI would much rather have a nexus 7 apple sell those for me just leave Android on it and make sure Asus produces it

    Have one...not as good as my S3 but also not as expensive.
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    murzar , October 10, 2012 8:22 AM
    My cousin's recent upgrade:

    i5 3550k - Rs. 12000

    Intel H61 Mobo - Rs. 3400

    2X4 Ram - Rs. 2000

    Total = Rs. 17400 (around 330 US dollars)

    How am I supposed to NOT over-react?!


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    jrharbort , October 10, 2012 9:15 AM
    I'm surprised there's no 16GB model this time around. For the last generation, 8GB was too small for what I needed, and 32GB was too much as well as too expensive. There's a few games and apps exclusive to the iOS platform that I'd love to enjoy, but I can't see myself laying down $300 just for that. A 16GB model for $200 would be a very sweet price point that would certainly make a lot of people happy.
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    ronch79 , October 10, 2012 11:40 AM
    Apple's greatest challenge is how to keep the flame burning. Apple may be riding high nowadays but there will inevitably come a point where people are tired of the same 'old' Apple products and Apple will be seen as a tired old brand. It's up to Apple to reinvent itself just as it did when Steve came back in. I'm not trying to be pessimistic here, just saying Apple should keep on their toes and never stop innovating.
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    Cryio , October 10, 2012 12:39 PM
    I would want a Windows Phone 8 device and this new Ipod Touch. F*ck me, right?
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    bllue , October 10, 2012 1:45 PM
    ronch79Apple's greatest challenge is how to keep the flame burning. Apple may be riding high nowadays but there will inevitably come a point where people are tired of the same 'old' Apple products and Apple will be seen as a tired old brand. It's up to Apple to reinvent itself just as it did when Steve came back in. I'm not trying to be pessimistic here, just saying Apple should keep on their toes and never stop innovating.

    The iPhone has been a fad for years. Fads phase away eventually and in a couple of years or so the iPhone will be no more. Apple would have to create a new fad, let's pray it does not succeed. The stock is bloated. This bubble will blow up soon and better companies who don't rely on fads, but instead, innovate and take considerable risks like Google and MS will continue to live on.
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    bobafert , October 10, 2012 2:29 PM
    The question I'm asking is, if this is $300, what is the iPad mini going to cost? $300 was supposed to be the intro price for that, but if they price the touch at the same price, then hardly anyone will buy the touch. That would mean to me that the iPad mini will be at $350 starting price or they sell the mini at $300 just like the touch and don't expect to sell that many touches. It seams to me that $250 would have been a better starting price for this product in order to maximise sales and keep in line with market expectaions.
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