Apple extends new 'Space Gray' color to iPods, too

After introducing the new color with the iPhone 5S, Apple quietly adds the color option to its iPod line.

The iPod Nano in Apple's new "Space Gray" color. Apple

Apple introduced a new "Space Gray" color with the iPhone 5S on Tuesday, but the new color is not exclusive to the new high-end smartphone.

After Apple introduced the color at the rollout for a pair of new iPhones today, the company quietly added the new color option to its iPod Touch, iPod Nano, and iPod Shuffle. The only iPod models on which the new color is not offered as an option is the iPod Classic and the 16GB iPod Touch, which is available only in a black front and silver back combination.

iPods sporting the new color option are available now at the Apple Store at the same price as iPods in the previous assortment of colors. However, with the addition of the new graphite-like color, Apple is dumping the option of a black rear shell, which was criticized as being susceptible to scratches.

Another device announced Tuesday not sporting the new color is the iPhone 5C -- a plastic-framed handset available in five bright colors.

 

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