Apple iPod Touch hits Australia

Apple iPod Touch hits Australia

Summary: Apple's iPod Touch, which is basically a phone-less iPhone, has started shipping in Australia a few days before the "expected" ship date of 28 September.

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iPod Touch comes with Wi-Fi for Web browsing and downloading music.

Apple's iPod Touch, which is basically a phone-less iPhone, has started shipping in Australia a few days before the "expected" ship date of 28 September.

The iPod Touch, which was announced by Apple CEO Steve Jobs earlier this month, was scheduled to arrive by the end of September but the first orders were fulfilled a few days earlier than expected.

The new iPod comes in two configurations, an 8GB version that costs AU$419 and a 16GB model that costs AU$549. The battery in each can handle 22 hours of audio playback or five hours of video, according to Jobs.

For a review of the iPod Touch, click here: iPod Touch review.

Topics: Apple, Hardware, iPhone

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  • iPod Touch

    It shipped on Saturday for me and was delivered at 9 30 am this morning.

    All I can say is WOW !!! I love it.
    Only one drawback, a lack of options to protect it from scratches etc, so till that's available take care of it.
    anonymous
  • Scratch protectors for iPod Touch

    I would immediately go to the boxwave.com site and get some sent in before a scratch ruins your new pleasure device.
    anonymous
  • I think it is scratch proof

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzbxpSwDetk

    this is my proof!!
    anonymous
  • but only the screen

    That said it all.
    anonymous