Apple today announced the new iPod touch with iOS5 and iCloud services starting at $199 in black or white.
iOS 5 includes over 200 new features including iMessage, Game Center, Notifications and Wi-Fi Syncing to iTunes. iMessage brings the functionality of iPhone messaging to your iPod touch, so you can easily send text messages, photos, videos and contact information to an individual or group on other iOS 5 devices.
It also allows you to easily maintain one conversation across all your iOS devices–for free–with notifications, read receipts and typing indication. Game Center enhancements include the ability to add photos to your profile, purchase new games from within the Game Center app, and even easier ways to find friends and new games.
iPod touch also works with iCloud, Apple's breakthrough set of free cloud services, including iTunes in the Cloud, Photo Stream and Documents in the Cloud, that work seamlessly with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC to automatically and wirelessly store your content and push it to your devices. When content changes on one device, all your other devices are updated automatically and wirelessly.
With the App Store on iPod touch, users have access to the world's largest and best collection of over 500,000 apps, including over 100,000 game and entertainment titles. Customers also have the iTunes Store at their fingertips, giving them instant access to the world's largest catalog of over 20 million songs, 85,000 TV shows and 14,000 movies to purchase and download directly to their iPod touch.
Pricing & Availability
The Apple iPod touch with iOS 5 and iCloud will be available October 12, 2011 in black and white through the Apple Store (www.apple.com), Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers:
- $199 (US) for the 8GB model
- $299 (US) for the 32GB model
- $399 (US) for the 64GB model
iPod touch requires a Mac with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later and iTunes 10 or later; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 3) or later and iTunes 10.5 or later. iOS 5 will also be available as a free software update for iPod touch (third and fourth generations) customers allowing them to experience the amazing new features including iMessage, Game Center, Notifications and Wi-Fi Syncing to iTunes.
*iMessage requires Wi-Fi.