Apple: "it's only rock and roll", new iPod Touch lineup

gamingdevice_hero20090909Apple Introduced a New iPod touch Lineup today, September 9, 2009.
“At just $199 the iPod touch [8Gb model] is the most affordable gateway to Apple’s revolutionary App Store with more than 75,000 applications that you can wirelessly download right into your iPod touch,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “You get a great iPod, a great pocket computer with the industry’s best mobile web browser and a great game player, all in this super-thin beautiful enclosure.”

The new 32GB and 64GB models will have the ability to run Open GL ES 2.0, and have up to 50 percent faster performance. In its presentation, Apple boasted that the iPhone OS has 21,178 game and entertainment titles available, while the Nintendo DS offers 3,680 and the Sony PSP only 607. In addition, Schiller noted that titles on competing platforms cost between $25 and $40, compared with many budget-priced titles available on the iPod touch and iPhone.

The lack of a camera on the new iPod touch is surprising, as third-party cases for months have shown a camera hole on the device. But it is believed that hardware issues with the camera caused the capability to be scrapped.