Apple Refreshes iPod Ranges – Keeps Classic

Amidst all the hubbub surrounding the announcement last night

regarding the launch of the iPhone 4S, Apple also announced a refresh to its

iPod line-up.

However, in a similar manner to the new iPhone, the iPod

refresh was less than spectacular with minor updates to the touch and nano

line-ups. While many feared for the iPod Classic range, Apple has decided to

stick with the click wheel for the foreseeable future which will be good news

for many with large music collections.

The iPod touch will, like the iPhone earlier this year, get a white version and

will see the price drop from £189 to £169 for the 8GB version. There is no

price drop however for the higher capacity 32GB (£249) or 64GB (£329) models.

Apple also announced a new iPod nano, though the term ‘new’ may be stretching the description a tad. It’s a slight

refresh of last year’s model with the major changes taking place to the UI,

where you now swipe through your apps compared to viewing them on a grid.

There is also now an in-built run tracking capability

meaning you no longer require Nike+ which is sure to please the many nano-wearing

runners out there. And, if you love wearing your nano as a watch (and who

doesn’t), Apple has added 16 new-look faces, including Mickey Mouse. The 8GB nano

will set you back £115 while the 16GB model will cost £129.

Let us know in the comments if the lower prices or visual changes will entice you to purhchase a new iPod touch or nano.

Source: Apple