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Summary: iPhone 5 highlights Apple product unveilings

Philip Michaels | Sept. 13, 2012
As expected, the iPhone 5 led a busy Wednesday of product announcements for Apple.

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The aging iPod line also got some attention Wednesday as Apple unveiled updated versions of both the iPod touch and the iPod nano.

The fifth-generation touch now comes in multiple colors and features a loop that can attach to a wrist strap. More significantly, it has the same spruced-spruced up screen introduced with the iPhone 5. (The touch is powered by a dual-core A5 processor, similar to the chip that runs the latest iPad.) Other changes to the iPod touch include camera improvements and iOS 6 compatibility. It will also support Siri, Apples voice-activated personal assistant.

The fifth-generation iPod touch costs $299 for a 32GB model and $399 for a 64GB model; it goes on sale in October. 16GB and 32GB versions of the fourth-generation touch remain on sale for $199 and $249.

A new iPod nano is also set for an October release. When it arrives, the seventh-generation nano will feature a multitouch display and support video playback. It also include Bluetooth, giving the nano the ability to wirelessly stream music.

The nano is available in seven colors and costs $149 for a 16GB model.

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In addition to the hardware, Apple also announced a overhaul to iTunes that will arrive in October. The new version will offer a simplified interface, the ability to play media directly from iCloud, a new MiniPlayer, a redesigned iTunes Store, and more.

But that new iTunes isn't arriving for another month. Until then, iTunes 10.7, released Wednesday, offers support for iOS 6 running on compatible iOS devices.

 

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