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Apple announces new iPods and iTunes 9

Apple today announced new iPod touches, iPod nanos and a major revision to iTunes.The third-generation iPod touch gets the faster processor and improved 3D hardware of the iPhone 3GS.
Written by Jason D. O'Grady, Contributor

Apple today announced new iPod touches, iPod nanos and a major revision to iTunes.

The third-generation iPod touch gets the faster processor and improved 3D hardware of the iPhone 3GS. Dubbed the "most affordable gateway to the App Store" the new 8GB touch drops from $229 to $199. But the high capacity versions $299 (32GB), $399 (64GB) now have the ability to run OpenGL|ES 2.0 (like the iPhone 3GS.)

The fifth-generation iPod nano gets a video camera, speaker, FM radio, Genius Mixes, pedometer for Nike+, larger display and glossy colors. Prices are $149 (8GB) and $179 (16GB).

Not to be left out, the iPod shuffle got five colors and a price drop to $59 (2GB), $79 (4GB).

iTunes 9 is a major upgrade to Apple's jukebox software, adding iPhone app organization, Genius Mixes, expanded media syncing options, Home Sharing and iPhone app organization. According to MacRumors:

Home Sharing allows iTunes media to be copied and shared among 5 authorized computers in the same household, with settings available to make copying new purchases automatically. All authorized computers are visible in iTunes in the Shared category in the Source list.

iPhone app organization feature that was previously rumored. Replicas of the home screen pages of a connected iPhone appear within the Applications tab where apps can be selected for syncing and removal and dragged and dropped to appear on the desired home screen page.

Here are the press releases:

Which (if any) are you purchasing?

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