Apple will refresh its Nano and iPod Touch models, but the iPod Classic and Shuffle remain unchanged.
Apple today announced new versions of the iPod Nano and the iPod Touch, a Wi-Fi capable device first introduced in 2007. Changes are minimal: The iPod Touch will now ship in white as well as black, and pricing on the base 8 GB model drops from $229 to $199. The new Touch ships Oct. 12. Meanwhile, the latest Nano gets some minor software improvements, and some fitness-tracking ability; it ships immediately.
"The most notable changes [on the Nano]," writes Donald Bell of CNET, "are the inclusion of 16 new clock face designs, and a new interface that allows you to swipe between single apps instead of viewing them on a grid." (The iPod Classic, which was rumored to be going the way of the dinosaur, will be spared, but will get no major update; ditto for the pint-sized iPod Shuffle.)