Apple Launches New iOS 5, iPod Touch & iPod Nano 5 Oct 2011

SINGAPORE, Singapore―5 October 2011―Apple® today announced great new features and more affordable pricing for both iPod touch® and iPod nano®.

iPod touch will be available in new black and white models starting at just suggested retail price SGD$288 inc. Tax, including Apple’s new iOS 5 and iCloud® services. The new iPod nano is available today starting at just SRP SGD$180 inc. Tax and features a redesigned user interface, 16 new digital clock faces and improved built-in fitness features.

“iPod has revolutionised the way we listen to music and with over 320 million sold is the world’s most popular music player,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “iPod touch, now available in both black and white, is the best selling iPod ever, and with iOS 5 and iCloud it is better than ever.”

The new iPod touch includes iOS 5, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, which includes over 200 new features including iMessage™, Game Center, Notifications and Wi-Fi Syncing to iTunes®. iMessage brings the functionality of iPhone® messaging to your iPod touch, so you can easily send text messages, photos, videos and contact information to an individual or group on other iOS 5 devices. It also allows you to easily maintain one conversation across all your iOS devices—for free—with notifications, read receipts and typing indication.* Game Center enhancements include the ability to add photos to your profile, purchase new games from within the Game Center app, and even easier ways to find friends and new games.

iPod touch also works with iCloud, Apple’s breakthrough set of free cloud services, including iTunes in the Cloud, Photo Stream and Documents in the Cloud, that work seamlessly with your iPhone, iPad®, iPod touch, Mac® or PC to automatically and wirelessly store your content and push it to your devices. When content changes on one device, all your other devices are updated automatically and wirelessly.

iPod nano now features larger icons for even easier navigation of its intuitive Multi-Touch™ user interface, and you can choose from 16 new digital clock faces, ranging from classic analog looks to your favourite Disney characters including Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. iPod nano now tracks your runs and walks right out of the box with no accessory required, making it even easier to get your fitness program up and running. iPod nano can track the time, pace and distance of your run, the calories you burn, and the number of steps you walk.

iPod nano encourages you with motivational real-time voice feedback during your run, available in seven languages, while listening to your favourite music or FM radio station. You can also easily upload workouts to the Nike+ website to set goals, track your progress and challenge friends. The ultra portable iPod nano is available in six colours including silver, graphite, blue, green, orange and pink.

With the App Store™ on iPod touch, users have access to the world’s largest and best collection of over 500,000 apps, including over 100,000 game and entertainment titles.

iPod is the world’s most popular family of music players. Apple’s holiday lineup includes iPod shuffle® for just SRP SGD$68 inc. Tax; iPod nano with Multi-Touch starting at just SRP SGD$180 inc. Tax; iPod touch available in black or white, including iOS 5 and iCloud, starting at just SRP SGD$288 inc. Tax; and iPod classic® in a 160GB model for SRP SGD$348 inc. Tax.

Pricing & Availability

iPod nano is available today for a suggested retail price of SGD$180 inc. Tax for the 8GB model and SGD$208 inc. Tax for the 16GB model. Both models are available in silver, graphite, blue, green, orange and pink through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com/sg) and Apple Authorised Resellers. iPod nano requires a Mac with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS® X v10.5.8 or later and iTunes 10 or later; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 3) or later and iTunes 10 or later.

iPod touch with iOS 5 and iCloud will be available 13 October in black and white for a suggested retail price of SGD$288 inc. Tax for the 8GB model, SGD$428 inc. Tax for the 32GB model and SGD$588 inc. Tax for the 64GB model through the Apple Store (www.apple.com/sg)and Apple Authorised Resellers. iPod touch requires a Mac with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later and iTunes 10 or later; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 3) or later and iTunes 10.5 or later. iOS 5 will also be available as a free software update for iPod touch (third and fourth generations) customers allowing them to experience the amazing new features including iMessage, Game Center, Notifications and Wi-Fi Syncing to iTunes.

*iMessage requires Wi-Fi.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced iPad 2 which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

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