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Wednesday, Sep 01, 2010 1:55pm
New iPod touch brings FaceTime calls, 960x640 display
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.