With Apple's new iPod touch now available, the portable media player has been dissected to discover 512 megabytes of Hynix RAM inside its A5 processor, as well as a home button design different from the iPhone 5.
Coming on the heels of reports that some iPod touch orders are being shipped out, Apple on Wednesday released a new TV ad for its iPod family of products, highlighting the revamped media players first announced in September.
While speculation of an Apple-built HDTV has cooled somewhat amid the launch of the iPhone 5 and expected "iPad mini," one analyst says the company's next market disruptor is already here, and it's not a TV.
As with previous iPods, Apple's newly released fifth-generation iPod touch and seventh-generation iPod nano ship with a special set of headphones that lack integrated controls and do not have a built-in microphone.
Apple on Tuesday released a digital user's guide for its fifth-generation iPod touch, while a separate report allegedly ran a benchmark on the new device to find an A5 series processor clocked at 800MHz, providing performance on par with the iPhone 4S.
Texas Instruments, one of the largest ARM licensees designing chips for smartphones and other mobile devices, is opting out of mobile chips to focus on embedded platforms, even as Apple's A-series chip business grows and hires away TI staff.
Apple has redesigned the headphones that will ship with its portable devices for greater comfort and sound quality, and the new EarPods will be available with the iPhone 5 and its new iPod lineup, and will also be available for purchase separately.
Apple's new iPod touch features the same larger 4-inch screen as the iPhone 5, while sporting a design 6.1 millimeters thick that weighs just 88 grams. It also adds Siri support, comes in five colors, and includes a new wrist strap called the iPod touch loop.
Apple on Monday afternoon released the 4th beta of iOS 6 to developers and in the process appears to have nixed the inclusion of the once-standard YouTube app in what appears to be an escalation of tensions between the company and rival Google.
Apple on Wednesday rolled out the first update to its Apple Configurator software which allows schools, businesses and other institutions to deploy and manage a large number of iPhones, iPads and iPods.