Apple Refreshes iPod Lineup

Apple changed up its iPod lineup today by introducing new models and refreshing existing ones. The latest iPod nano now has a video camera, mic, and speaker, letting you shoot video wherever you are. For viewing the video, the 5G nano now has a larger 2.2-inch color display (increased from the former 2.0-inch screen). Unfortunately, you’ll have to sync the iPod nano with your computer before you will be able to upload clips to YouTube. Other specs include a built-in FM tuner with Live Pause and iTunes Tagging, a pedometer, and support for voice memos. The new iPod nano is currently available in an 8GB model for $149 and a 16GB model for $179. Nine color options are available.

The new iPod touch didn’t get a major overhaul, but prices have come down and since the new models can run OpenGL 2.0, there’s a good chance the player uses the same CPU as the iPhone 3GS. Contrary to all of the rumors, there is no camera on the new iPod touch. Current models include the 8GB model for $199, 32GB for $299, and 64GB for $399.

Last, but not least, Apple’s iPod classic got bumped up to a 160GB version for $249 and Apple’s iPod shuffle is now available for as little as $59 in five colors. A new, all stainless steel 4GB Special Edition will also be available exclusively from the Apple Store for a premium price of $99. Apple has also promised that more iPod shuffle-friendly headphones will be available soon.