Apple Releases New, Faster iPod touch Models, Now Starting at $199

Apple slashed the price of its 8GB iPod touch media player from $229 to $199 on Wednesday as senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller, who cited sales of 20 million iPod touch units, introduced a 64GB iPod touch for $399 and a 32GB model for $299.

Per Apple, the 32GB and 64GB models are reportedly 50% faster, include support for the Open GL|ES 2.0 graphics language and finally include full Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR support for communication with nearby devices such as the Nike + iPod sport kit.

A much-anticipated camera addition failed to make it onto the revised iPod touch models, serving as a disappointment to some that had hoped for the feature.

The new iPod touch models require Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later and iTunes 9 or later to install and run.

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