Alongside the iPhone 4S, Apple on Tuesday updated the iPod nano as well as the iPod touch. The iPod touch didn’t receive a major upgrade, but did get a new white edition, similar to the iPhone and iPad. The iPod touch also dropped $30 in price from $229 to $199.
Most of the new features in the iPod touch will arrive in the iOS 5 update, pegged for an October 12th release. Apple also updated the iPod nano with larger icons on the small touchscreen, making it easier to see and navigate. Phil Schiller, also announced that the iPod nano can now be used much more easily for fitness purposes, with built in sensors ready to use out of the box.
Schiller also pointed out that Apple noticed a number of wristband watch (iWatch) cases for the iPod nano, so Apple has added 16 new clock faces to the nano for those particular customers. The nano also received a slight price drop with the 8GB model coming in at $129 (down from $149) and the 16GB models at $149 (down from $179).
Both models are currently available for sale now and come in seven different colors. Once again, Apple did not update the iPod classic, which was rumored to be eliminated from the lineup. The iPod shuffle also remained the same when compared with the last refresh.