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Sunday 21 September 2014

Apple unveils new iPods

A close view of the new Apple iPod Nano
An Apple employee holds a new iPod Nano at an Apple Special Event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts September 1, 2010 in San Francisco, California
Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the new Apple iPod Shuffle, left, Nano and iPod Touch, right, during a media event, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, in in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Apple has announced a new range of iPods — including a Nano model that has a touch screen and no buttons.

Like previous versions, the Nano has a built-in FM tuner and can display photos, but instead of buttons, controls for playing, pausing and selecting music are on the screen.

In an update to the iPod Touch, Apple is adding video-chat features similar to the newest iPhone.

It has a front-facing camera for conducting video chats with other iPod Touch and iPhone users over Wi-Fi using Apple's FaceTime programme.

A camera on the back can be used for taking snapshots and recording video. Apple chief executive Steve Jobs also introduced a new iPod Shuffle, the lowest-end music player in Apple's range.

Like the past generation, it can speak the names of playlists and songs, but it brings back the square shape and buttons of Apple's earlier Shuffle.

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