Apple today released the "best iPod touch yet". The sixth-generation iPod has been upgraded with an 64-bit A8 CPU, 8MP iSight camera and it is now available in new colors, including space gray, silver, gold, pink and blue. Apple announced the new iPod in a press release before updating its website with the new models.
After refreshing its iMac lineup with a low cost $1,099 model, Apple quietly updated its iPod touch lineup with a new 16GB entry-level version. Apple also reduced the price of its current 32GB and 64GB models to $249 and $299, respectively.
The new $199 model is now available on Apple.com in Space Grey, Silver, Pink, Yellow, Blue and Red. The 16GB version is also now equipped with a 5MP iSight camera with LED flash, and it ships with the latest version of iOS 7. Besides the new camera the new model features the same specs as before, a 4-inch Retina display and A5 processor.
4chan founder Moot's DrawQuest app is now available for the iPhone and iPod touch. The drawing app was originally only released for the iPad, but now all iOS users can enjoy its free daily drawing challenges.
The app has also received a few new features including the ability to zoom in on your canvas, the option to create your own quests, and a new "Patty the Paint Can" brush.
Accessory maker Olloclip has launched a new "4-in-One" lens system for the iPhone and iPod. The 4-In-One Olloclip includes a pocket-sized fisheye lens, wide-angle lens and 2 macro lenses which attach to your iPhone or iPod touch's camera. The entire "quick-connect lens solution" weighs less than an ounce, and supports the existing Olloclip iOS app.
The 4-in-One lens system works with the iPhone 4 and up and the fifth-generation iPod touch. It is available in black, silver and red from olloclip.com for $69.99. Supply is limited, so make sure you order now and don't miss out.
iFrogz previewed the new Caliber Advantage mobile gaming controller for the iPhone 5 and iPod touch at CES in Las vegas this week. The iFrogz (a ZAGG brand) Caliber Advantage aims to give gamers a more accurate gaming experience by utilizing Bluetooth 4.0 to connect directly to the corresponding app. The case also features dual slide-out analog controls with crisp and responsive keys, and the ability to flip the device to play in portrait or landscape mode.
Kent Wuthrich, executive vice president of marketing for ZAGG, claims the Caliber Advantage "is a game-changer for the mobile platform".
"Everyone from hardcore gamers to casual players will enjoy and appreciate the control and function of the Caliber Advantage. We are committed to bringing creative product solutions to gaming with not only this revolutionary gaming controller, but also a full line-up of gaming-specific audio products."