Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s new iPod lineup is on Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s website for preoders, and is available in both the 32GB and 64GB versions for iPod touch, and 16GB for iPod nano. Apple’s 5th generation iPod touch has a 4″ touch screen, just like the new iPhone, as featured in one of our articles, and is available in 5 different colors.
The new iPod touch has a more powerful A5 processor, a 5 megapixel camera, and is GPS enabled, among other features, as fully covered in this article. The shipping dates vary at Amazon, with some models listing some estimates of between 2 to 5 weeks, with others putting it at 3 to 5 weeks. However, the 64GB is not expected to ship any time soon, as you are expected to show more patience and wait for approximately 1 to 2 months.
The new devices are available for $299 and $399 for the 32GB and 64GB respectively, as covered in our earlier posts. So no price premium, or discount, as of yet.
This was indeed the era of big screens, as the seventh generation iPod nano now has a 2.5″ touch screen, and also is available in 7 different colors; the iPod nano comes with 16 GB of storage, and goes for $149. Just like the iPod Touch, the new iPod nano has shipping dates ranging between 2 to 5 weeks, while others range between 3 to 5 weeks, while the selected color iPod dates range between 1 to 2 months of waiting, notes Lance Whitney, of CNET News.
The third category of the new iPod devices is the iPod shuffle, and this one offers 2GB of storage, with the same range of assorted colors as the ones available for the nano. Consequently, the shipping dates vary depending the the color scheme, and once again, though admittedly disappointing, if you opt for pink, then waiting period is at least one month. Sorry ladies. However, there is really not much change from last year’s model, as the only notable change is the color schemes.