Apple on Tuesday introduced updated iPod touch and iPod nano models. The iPod touch now starts at $199, while the iPod nano costs $129.
The new iPod touch, which ships on October 12, 2011. It comes in 8GB, 32GB and 64GB models for $199, $299 and $399 respectively. It comes in either white or black, like the iPhone 4S.
The iPod nano has new, larger icons for easier navigation. Apple has acknowledged that many users of the previous iPod nano use the device as a watch; the refreshed model has 16 new digital clock faces, including an analog design that makes it look like a Mickey or Minnie Mouse watch. The iPod nano now tracks your runs and walks without requiring a separate sensor, and comes in seven colors – silver, graphite, blue, green, orange, pink and red (part of the PRODUCT (RED) charity program).
The company also indicated, contrary to media reports, that the click-wheel iPod classic remains available. The click-wheel iPod costs $249 and comes in one model – a silver 160GB unit. The shuffle remains part of the lineup as well, available in a 2GB version in five different colors, each for $49.