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Core Group announced yesterday that the new lineup of Apple iPods, including the all-new iPod touch and reinvented iPod nano, will be available in South Africa soon.

The new iPod touch is the thinnest iPod touch ever and features a brilliant 4-inch Retina display: a 5 megapixel iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording: Apple’s A5 chip: Siri, the intelligent assistant: and iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. The new iPod touch comes in a gorgeous new ultra-thin and light anodised aluminum design, and for the first time ever, iPod touch comes in five vibrant colours. The new iPod nano is the thinnest iPod ever featuring a 2.5-inch Multi-Touch display: convenient navigation buttons: built-in Bluetooth for wireless listening: and the new iPod nano comes in seven gorgeous new colours.

‚”With over 350 million sold, iPod is the world’s most popular and beloved music player,‚” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. ‚”Music lovers may have a difficult time deciding between the reinvented iPod nano, the thinnest iPod ever, and the all-new iPod touch with its stunning 4-inch Retina display, 5 megapixel iSight camera and ultra-thin design‚Äîboth in beautiful new colours.‚”

The new iPod touch has been redesigned with a brilliant 4-inch Retina display in an ultra-thin and light anodised aluminum body‚Äîthe thinnest iPod touch ever at just 6 mm thin and weighing just 88 grams. With Apple’s dual-core A5 chip inside, iPod touch delivers up to twice the processing power and up to seven times faster graphics than the fourth generation iPod touch, all while maintaining a battery life of up to 40 hours of music playback and up to eight hours of video playback. And, for the first time ever, iPod touch is available in five vibrant colours.

The new iPod touch includes a 5 megapixel iSight camera with autofocus, support for 1080p video recording with video image stabilisation, face detection and an LED flash, and the new panorama feature that lets you capture gorgeous panoramic photos by simply moving the camera across a scene. Every new iPod touch comes with a colour-matched iPod touch loop, a clever and convenient wrist strap you can use while taking photos and recording video.

The new iPod touch comes with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 features, and for the first time, features Siri, the intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking. The new iPod touch includes: built-in Facebook integration with ability to post directly from Siri: Shared Photo Streams via iCloud: and other key iOS features like iMessage, FaceTime and Mail. Now you can wirelessly display your iPod touch screen right on your HDTV with AirPlay Mirroring, allowing you to stream photos, videos, music and apps and on your big screen TV.

The reinvented iPod nano is the thinnest iPod ever, at just 5 mm, and features the largest display ever built into an iPod nano, allowing you to enjoy more of your music, photos and widescreen videos. The new iPod nano features a 2.5-inch Multi-Touch display to make navigating your music even easier: a home button to quickly get back to your home screen: and convenient buttons to easily control volume and quickly play, pause or change songs without looking. The new iPod nano gives music lovers built-in Bluetooth for wireless listening with Bluetooth-enabled headphones, speakers and cars. At 30 hours, the new iPod nano offers the longest music playback of any iPod nano so you can enjoy your playlists and FM radio even longer. With built-in fitness features including a pedometer and support for Nike+, iPod nano users will be ready to take their music walking, running or anywhere they like. The new iPod nano comes in seven gorgeous new colours with fun colour-matched wallpapers.

Both iPod touch and iPod nano come with the new Lightning connector that is smaller, smarter and more durable than the previous connector. The all-digital Lightning connector features an adaptive interface that uses only the signals that each accessory requires, and it’s reversible so you can instantly connect to your accessories. The Lightning-to-30-pin Adapter is also available to connect iPod touch and iPod nano to legacy 30-pin accessories.

iPod touch and iPod nano also come with the new Apple EarPods featuring a breakthrough design for a more natural fit, increased durability and an incredible acoustic quality typically reserved for higher-end earphones.

Pricing & Availability

iPod touch and iPod nano will be available soonthrough Apple Premium Resellers (iStore and Digicape), Apple Authorised Resellers, and Apple Authorised Retailers. iPod touch will be available inblack, blue, pink, white and yellow for the recommended retail price of R3 199 for the 32GB model and R4 299 for the 64GB model. iPod nano will be available in pink, yellow, blue, green, purple, silver and slate for the recommended retail price ofR1 799 in a 16GB model. Additionally, iPod shuffle will be available in pink, yellow, blue, green, purple, silver and slate for a recommended retail price ofR599 in a 2GB model.

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