There are practically only two things that make this year's iPod Touch refresh different from last year's release:
1. It runs iOS 5 right out of the box.
2. It comes in White.
So I hope you understand if I tell you that I'm not all that comfortable calling it a 'next generation' device. I mean, come on. It's practically the same iPod Touch that The Late Great Steve Jobs introduced last year. (TP Friends, if you remember, I was so amazed with iPod Touch 4G and Steve Jobs' Keynote last year, I actually got one from Power Mac Center. I know. How time flies.)
Anyway, I still think the device looks amazing - it's very thin but it's made of glass and metal making it quite durable - and specs are OK too. (Scroll down to see the full technical specifications table.)
Quoting Steve Jobs himself, "iPod Touch is an iPhone without the phone." So if you're on a tight budget and you want to experience some of the benefits of owning an iPhone, then you might want to start with an iPod Touch.
iPod Touch 2011, which comes in two color options: Black and White, is now available for pre-order at Apple Store Online Philippines. Each color comes in three variants: 8GB, 32GB and 64GB. Here are the SRPs: 8GB - Php 11,490, 32GB - Php 16,990.00, 64GB - Php 22,990.
|Name||Apple iPod Touch 2011|
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)|
|Dimensions||111 x 58.9 x 7.2 mm|
|Available Colors||Black, White|
|Operating System||iOS 5|
|Display||3.5 inches (~326 ppi pixel density), 960-by-640-pixel resolution, LED-backlit IPS TFT Retina Display capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Processor||1 GHz Apple A4 Processor|
|Camera||(960 x 720) with back camera, VGA front facing camera|
|Video Capture||720p HD, 30 frames per second|
|Audio and Video Playback||H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats |
MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats
Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
|Ports||3.5 mm audio jack, 30-pin dock connector|
|Connectivity||802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only), Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR|
|Memory||8GB, 32GB and 64GB storage options, non-expandable|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, 3-axis Gyroscope|
|Battery||Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery|
|Uptime||Music playback time: Up to 40 hours when fully charged |
Video playback time: Up to 7 hours when fully charged
|Value-Added Features||availability in White, iOS5 out of the box|
|Announcement||October 5, 2011 (1:30 AM Manila Time)|
|Price||8GB : Php 11,490, 32GB : Php 16,990.00, 64GB : Php 22,990|