Ahead of introducing its revamped iPhone 4S, Apple on Tuesday announced a white version to its iPod line including a white iPod Touch and cheaper iPod Nanos.
The company made only modest changes to the iPod line, but pledged its continued support for that business, which it says still accounts for more than three in four MP3 players sold.
“We’re going to continue making the world’s best music players,” Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller said.
The iPod Touch stays largely the same, but now comes in white and both models pack iOS 5 when it goes on sale Oct. 12. The entry level 16GB model drops by $30 to $199, while there will also be a 32GB version for $299 and a 64GB model for $399.
The iPod Nano drops a bit in price, to $129 and $149 and also gets new features, such as the ability to track walks and runs without additional sensors or software. Apple also added 16 new clocks to the iPod for those that like to use their iPod nano as a watch, including retro LED models as well as Disney options, including a Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse watch.
Apple said it will continue to sell the 2GB iPod shuffle as well for $49. The company appeared to quietly ax the iPod Classic.