updated 01:55 pm EDT, Wed September 1, 2010
Specs now match the iPhone 4
As expected, Apple's special media event includes the unveiling of a new iPod touch. The fourth-generation design retains the same rounded housing as its predecessors, although the profile is slightly thinner. The device has adopted the iPhone 4's retina display, a 960x640 IPS panel featuring 24-bit color.
The new Touch also catches up to the iPhone 4 with several internal components, including an A4 processor and gyroscope. Users will be able to take pictures from dual cameras, while the front-facing sensor enables FaceTime chat between iPods and iPhones.
Despite the slew of new features, Apple has retained the same basic pricing structure for the fourth-generation Touch. The 8GB model has been brought back up to its original price of $229, while the 32GB variant still commands $299 and the 64GB variant can be purchased for $399. Each capacity is expected to begin shipping next week.