Apple Shines The New iPod Touch

Not to be out­done by the new col­or­ful and sur­pris­ingly thin iPod Nanos, the sec­ond gen­er­a­tion iPod Touch made its debut as well in Apple’s Sep­tem­ber 2008 Spe­cial Event enti­tled “Let’s Rock”.


So what’s so dif­fer­ent, a new body. The new iPod Touch looks like it came from Quick­sil­ver’s board. It def­i­nitely got some ideas for the iPhone 3G’s con­tour, but its shiny and made from pol­ished stain­less steel. I won’t be sur­prised if we see Apple comes out with this cha­sis on the iPhone 3G in the Win­ter (pend­ing the sale of the new iPod Touch of course).
 

Other new fea­tures are:

Not­ing the built-in wire­less sup­port for Nike+, this sucks if Apple can’t just push a firmware update for iPhone 3G own­ers. I won’t nec­es­sar­ily be run­ning with an iPhone as its freak­ing just too much to worry about and a dis­trac­tion, but it just makes sense and a goodie for all Apple fans alike.

In terms of price-point, if com­par­ing with the pre­vi­ous one, the new iPod Touch starts at $229 (8GB model) and is def­i­nitely worth the upgrade if you are look­ing to have the feature-set of the iPhone 3G w/o the phone. Now, if being com­pared against the iPhone 3G and bas­ing on the fact that you are also look­ing for a phone, I don’t think its a good buy. Other than the sub­scrip­tion fee to a mobile car­rier, the only fea­ture that the new iPod Touch has over the iPhone 3G would prob­a­bly be its built-in wire­less inte­gra­tion with Nike+ (for now). With that said, if in the sit­u­a­tion I just stated, I would still get an 8GB iPhone 3G over this new iPod Touch.

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