New iPod pricing for SA revealed

The new line-up of iPods will be available in South Africa soon, Core Group, the official Apple distributor for SA announced on Wednesday (26 September 2012).

When Apple unveiled the revamped range of players, it announced that the new iPod touch is the thinnest iPod touch ever, featuring a 4-inch Retina display; a 5 megapixel iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording; Apple’s A5 chip; Siri; and iOS 6.

The new iPod nano is the thinnest iPod ever, Apple said, featuring a 2.5-inch multi-touch display; navigation buttons; and built-in Bluetooth for wireless listening.

Both the iPod touch and iPod nano come with Apple’s new “Lightning” connector that the company said is smaller, smarter and more durable than the previous connector.

A Lightning-to–30-pin adapter is also available to connect iPod touch and iPod nano to legacy 30-pin accessories. Apple sells this adapter for $29, but no price has been announced for SA yet.

The iPod touch and iPod nano will also come with the new Apple’s new “EarPods” headphones that the company boasts has a more natural fit, increased durability and an acoustic quality typically reserved for higher-end earphones.

iPod nano 2012 press shot
iPod nano 2012 press shot

Pricing & Availability

iPod touch and iPod nano will be available soon through Apple Premium Resellers (iStore and Digicape), Apple Authorised Resellers, and Apple Authorised Retailers, Core Group said.

iPod touch will be available in black, blue, pink, white and yellow for the recommended retail price of R3,199 for the 32GB model and R4,299 for the 64GB model.

iPod nano will be available in pink, yellow, blue, green, purple, silver and slate for the recommended retail price of R1,799 in a 16GB model.

iPod shuffle will be available in pink, yellow, blue, green, purple, silver and slate for a recommended retail price of R599 in a 2GB model.

iPod Touch 2012 press shot
iPod Touch 2012 press shot

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