iPod Touch gets small upgrades

Posted on 10 September 2008 by

medium_2843595561_ae370fbc76_oFear not, ultra mobile PC Portal isn’t going to start reporting on audio player news, instead we’re just mentioning the iPod Touch refresh as it pertains to the MID category.

That being said: Some of you may have followed the Apple event today. In a nutshell, they dropped some new iPods, iPod Nanos, refreshed the iPod Touch, and released iTunes 8. I’m actually pretty disappointed at the minimal updates to the iPod Touch. Oh well, if it aint’ broke, don’t fix it, right? The new iPod Touch is very similar aesthetically to its predecessor. The back is rounded and it is ever so slightly thinner. Nike+ receiver is built in (this is the accessory that you put in your shoe and it feeds running info to your iPod). Probably the biggest change is the built in speaker, and volume buttons on the side (just like the iPhone), no silent switch though.

On a related note, Apple also mentioned the latest 2.1 iPod Touch/iPhone firmware, which will come on the new iPod Touch, is currently available for old iPod Touchs, and will be rolled out to iPhones on Friday. Apple is apparently charging $10 for the update (if you are an iPod Touch owner), unless you are already running 2.0+, in which case the update will be free.

Thanks to Engadget’s live coverage of the event for the info.
Image courtesy of Gizmodo.com

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7 Comments For This Post

  1. turn.self.off says:

    apple is in much the same corner as the laptop companies are with netbooks. they cant make the ipod touch better then the iphone, for fear of undermining the sales of that flagship product…

  2. ChristophD says:

    Yeah, it’s weird, even with the lower price, thinner enclosure, hardware volume buttons & speakers I’m also not impressed by iPod touch refresh. Maybe I’m getting old? One thing I’m looking forward to once I upgrade the firmware tonight is the apparently smoother UI.

  3. kornel says:

    Im waiting for the 2.1 iphone update. hopefully will fix the problems.

  4. Will says:

    I’m actually quite happy with the update as I’m a Nike+ user. My 2G iPod Nano is looking battered and bruised as I’ve dropped it on concrete, bitumen, etc dozens of times and at times will reboot itself.

    An upgrade to a Cortex-A8 SoC would have been nice but Safari Mobile is already one of the fastest mobile browsers available. Flash would have been nice but I knew it wasn’t going to happen.

    The price drop is nice as well although it wasn’t as much as I had hoped.

  5. Chris Hutcherson says:

    Nano 4 is too light thin for me, I will easily lose or break this. Anyone agree ?

  6. http://rich-niche.info/cookie/img/smilies/happy.gif says:

    nice! [IMG]http://rich-niche.info/cookie/img/smilies/happy.gif[/IMG]

  7. Kathy says:

    Keep writing ,outstanding work!

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