Hands on with Apple's 2012 iPod Nano

The new iPod Nano is super-thin, all aluminum, and now features Bluetooth. It may not boast a camera like the latest iPod Touch but is way more portable. Read editors' take
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A metallic back

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Wafer thin tunes

At a mere 0.21 inch thick, the new 2012 iPod Nano likely won't be tough to tote as a second or even third device. Read editors' take
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Wake it up

On top of the 2012 iPod Nano is a On/off Sleep/wake button. Read editors' take
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Music control

Most of the 2012 iPod Nano's controls sit on its left side. You'll find buttons handling volume plus play/pause here. Read editors' take
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Apple iPod Touch hands on

Apple's new iPod Touch for 2012 boasts a 4-inch Retina display, Bluetooth 4.0, and a 5 Megapixel camera. It also uses Apple's latest Lightning connection and measures just 0.24 inch thick. Read editors' take
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A new Lightning connector

On the bottom edge of the Apple iPod Touch 2012 is a 3.5mm headphone jack, new lightning connector, and speaker. Read editors' take
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A Loop for tethering

To make sure you secure your new iPod Touch properly, the 2012 model features a strap Apple calls a Loop. Read editors' take
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Ultra slim and trim

Measuring just 0.24 inch thick, the new iPod Touch is razor thin. Shown here is the gadget's left side which has two small volume keys. Read editors' take
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Take along a camera

Just because the new iPod Touch isn't an iPhone doesn't mean it can't snap pictures. On back of the device is a 5 megapixel camera and LED flash. Read editors' take
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Power to the iPod Touch

The top of the new 2012 Apple iPod Touch holds is power button. Read editors' take
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Say hello to Apple's 2012 iPods

Apple demonstrates its commitment to the iconic iPod by refreshing the entire line for 2012. The company announced a revamped iPod Nano and enhanced iPod Touch at its latest press event. Check out our first takes of both the new iPod Nano and iPod Touch for a deep dive into what they now bring to the table. Read editors' take
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A colorful world of iPod Nanos

Apple's crop of 2012 iPod Nano music players sport a new design with an anodized chassis. The device also comes in seven colors; silver, pink, slate, green, blue, citrus, and purple. Read editors' take
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iPod Nano sports a colorful back

Seen from the back, the fresh colors of the 2012 iPod Nano players are hard to miss. Read editors' take
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Tune in live

In case your music collection isn't enticing enough or prefer live radio, the 2012 Apple iPod Nano features an FM tuner. Read editors' take
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The iPod Touch revamped

Thinner, lighter, and crafted from aluminum, the new 2012 iPod Touch features a 4-inch Retina display, iOS 6 software, and a dual-core A5 processor. Read editors' take
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A thinner iPod Touch

At just 6.1mm (0.24 inch), Apple says its 2012 iPod Touch is the thinnest ever. Read editors' take
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A decent camera

With an iSight 5 megapixel camera, the 2012 iPod Touch certainly won't have as powerful a camera as the iPhone 5 or even iPhone 4. That said it will capture 1080p HD quality video. Read editors' take
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Meet the EarPod

Apple bundles both the 2012 iPod Nano and iPod Touch with redesigned headphones called EarPods. Apple says they offer improved sound over the old earbuds, which frankly isn't that hard to do. Read editors' take
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Pack up your EarPods

Stow your Earpods in this handy, dandy case. Read editors' take
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New iPod pricing

Ranging from $149 and going all the way up to $399 the new 2012 iPod Nano and iPod Touch come in multiple memory capacities. Check out our first takes of the 2012 iPod Nano and iPod Touch for more details. Read editors' take
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