As part of its special press event, Apple has launched a major redesign of the iPod nano. All models now feature an extremely thin case resembling the iPod mini discontinued in 2005. Available in black, blue, green, pink, and silver depending on capacity, the new nano has a 40% brighter screen but extends its battery life dramatically to 24 hours. Storage has been doubled across the line with base models starting at 2GB for $149 and ending at $249 for the new 8GB capacity. Apple has also redesigned the earbuds for all iPods to improve quality and has released new accessories including a new armband. The new iPod nano is shipping today from the online Apple Store. See a photo containing all five colors after the jump.