Apple Brings iPhone 4 Hardware To iPod Touch

The new iPod Touch is the one which has changed the most during the latest refresh with Apple deciding to bring onboard bits from the iPhone 4 in a bid to have a common hardware platform.

So while the iPod Touch AKA "iPhone without the phone"still retains the traditional curvy design of its predecessors (slimming down to 7.2mm) , the rest has been dramatically overhauled.

The 3.5-inch screen is now a 960x640 pixels one, with four times the resolution of the display on the previous generation.

There's also the new A4 processor from the iPhone 4 and the iPad, iOS 4.1 two cameras (VGA quality at the front and HD quality at the back), HD recording capabilities, Facetime functionality and Apple's Game Center.

The rest, including the material used, onboard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the Gyro and Accelerometer, Maps location-based service and Nike+iPod support are all included.

Expect up to 40 hours worth of listening time with up to 7 hours playback time when fully charged.

The new iPod Touch, which Apple says is the most popular, comes in 8GB, 32GB and 64GB versions for £189, £249 and £329 respectively and will ship within 7 business days.

The 16GB has been axed and the 128GB model has yet to appear, maybe next year then?