Apple claims that the new iPod touch is its thinnest ever at 6.1mm, sporting a lighter anodised aluminium body weighing only 88grams.
The 5th-gen touch has better processing power with the A5 SOC, which features a dual-core CPU and dual-core GPU.
Apple claims that this means a 2x faster CPU and 7x faster graphics performance, meaning it should fare a lot better at gaming than the earlier version of the iPod touch.
The front-facing camera has been upgraded to allow 720p video recording while the rear-facing iSight-branded camera has been bumped upto 5-megapixels with autofocus and LED flash, a new Panorama mode and support for 1080p video recording with video image stabilisation.
The dock 30-pin dock connector port is now long gone, as Apple has introduced a newer, smaller and faster, USB 3 compatible port for the iPod touch.
With USB 3 offering speeds more than 10 times over USB 2, it was a no-brainer to believe that Apple wouldn’t make the jump.
The new iPod touch supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and supports 2.4GHz and the 5GHz bands and also supports AirPlay Mirroring, all thanks to the mighty processor inside it.
The new iPod touch comes with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 features, and for the first time, features Siri, the intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking.
Battery life has been improved as well, and can now play up to 40 hours of music non-stop.
The old pair of headphones which came bundled with every iPod are now a thing of the past, as Apple will be shipping the new iPod touch with their new and redesigned ‘EarPods’ headphones.
The fifth-gen iPod touch also includes loop which allows you to tie a bracelet, a string, or anything for that matter to keep the device in hand.
The price of the new iPod touch is: 32GB at $300 and 64GB at $400 and will be available in October.