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Apple just announced a brand new fifth generation iPod touch. It’s the thinnest iPod touch ever, just 6.1mm thin, and it weighs just 88 grams. It has the exact same 4-inch Retina display as the new iPhone 5, too, which offers a ton of enhancements over the Retina screen on the iPhone 4S (and, obviously, the 4th generation iPod touch). It runs on an dual-core A5 processor, however, instead of the speedier A6 chip in the iPhone 5.

Incredibly, the new iPod touch will offer 40 hours of music playback and 8 hours of video. The device also sports a 5-megapixel camera with backside illumination and a  f/2.4 aperture, the same sapphire crystal lens on the iPhone 5 and an LED flash. Just like the iPhone 5, the new iPod touch camera supports a new panorama shooting mode. A FaceTime HD camera with face detection is also included.

There’s also a hidden feature that allows you to attach a strap to the iPod touch, it’s called a “loop,” which means you won’t worry about having to drop it while you’re taking photos. Pretty retro move.

Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi with support for 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands and AirPlay mirroring for the first time ever. And, for the first time ever, Siri is also supported on the new iPod touch.

And, get this: the iPod touch will come in five different colors, including red, yellow, blue, black and white, and each with its own matching “loop” strap. The new iPod touch will launch in October; the 32GB model will cost $299 while the 64GB option will cost $399.

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