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New Apple iPod shines with touchscreen, Wi-Fi

Posted: 07 Sep 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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The new iPod touch features iPhone's multi-touch user interface.

Following the successful launch of iPhone, Apple Inc. has unveiled the new iPod touch featuring a multitouch user interface and Wi-Fi networking.

First introduced on iPhone, the multitouch interface uses new software for quality user interface for each application. A reported patent filing in May sparked speculations that the company was considering the use of touchscreen on other devices besides the iPhone.

Available in 8Gbyte and 16Gbyte models for $299 and $399, respectively, iPod touch offers Wi-Fi networking for new applications including Safari mobile device browser, YouTube application and iTunes Wi-Fi music store.

Just 8mm thin, the iPod touch features a 3.5-inch widescreen display for watching movies and TV shows, as well as viewing photos and album art. iPod touch also has a built-in accelerometer that automatically senses when you rotate it into its landscape position. The music player also has a built-in ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts the display's brightness. iPod touch features up to 22hrs of audio playback and up to five hours of video playback.

"The iPod touch is a landmark iPod, ushering in a whole new generation of features based on its revolutionary multitouch interface and built-in Wi-Fi wireless networking," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "People are going to be amazed at how thin it is and how much it does."

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