The fourth-generation iPod touch that was announced last week has begun arriving at the homes of those who put in pre-orders.
This handheld computer sports many of the features that debuted in the iPhone 4, including a very high resolution display and dual cameras.
The latest iPod touch can be found in some Apple Stores. It can also be ordered on Apple’s website, but the company warns that units purchased today won’t ship for 3-5 business days.
As always with Apple’s computers, the price depends on the storage capacity. An 8 GB version sells for $230, a 32 GB version costs $300, while a 64 GB is going for $400.
Apple iPod touch (4th Generation) Overview
The latest handheld computer from Apple has a 3.5-inch, 640 x 960 “Retina” touchscreen. This is the same size as its predecessors, but about 4 times the number of pixels.
It is the first in this series to include a rear-facing camera, which will be capable of taking high-definition video but not very high-resolution images.
In addition, the iPod touch, like its smartphone equivalent, allows users to make video calls with an app called FaceTime and a front-facing camera.
This device is debuting with the newly-announced Apple iOS 4.1 running on the high-speed Apple A4 processor that’s in Apple’s latest smartphone.
Gaming is a major use for Apple’s handheld, and iOS 4.1 includes the new Game Center, a social networking service that allows mobile gamers to play head-to-head games, challenge friends, etc.
The iPod touch sports all the hardware and software features of the iPhone except the cellular-wireless networking. This means it includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, as well as the Safari web browser and a suite of communications software.
Users have access to the App Store with many thousands of software titles, in categories ranging from games to productivity.