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.