Apple launches new Wi-Fi iPodNew gadget will be able to download music directly

07 September 2007

 

The iPod Touch

Apple has launched a new gadget with wireless internet access and a number of improvements to old favourites.

The iPod Touch is based on the new iPhone, but without the mobile phone function, and can be used for storing data such as photos, music and videos.

It has a 3.5-inch (7.6cm) touch-screen display and comes with the Safari web browser, including Google and Yahoo search engines, offers access to video-clip website YouTube and allows users to download songs wirelessly

An 8GB version will cost £199 and the 16GB version £269.

iPod Nano and iPhone

Apple also unveiled other new versions of the company’s market-leading iPod, including an iPod Nano with a 2.5-inch video monitor for watching movies and playing built-in games.

The company also announced it will be selling ringtones for the iPhone – tones from more than 500,000 songs available on iTunes will go on sale next week. An 8GB version of the iPhone, which also includes Wi-Fi, will sell for £149.

Which? expert Jon Barrow said: ‘Apple has revamped a lot of its range, adding more storage and bigger screens. The Touch will make a big difference as you will now be able to download directly on to it rather than from a home PC.’

We'll be giving the iPod Touch an initial onceover as soon as possible, with a full review to follow.