Apple announces iPod nano, touch, EarPods

CNET/James Martin
CNET/James Martin

(CBS News) Apple announced a new line of iPods Wednesday at a press event in San Francisco.

Apple's iPod nano features a larger 2.5-inch screen, FM tuner with pause, Bluetooth connectivity and seven colors: purple, green, blue, yellow, red, black and silver.

The iPod touch is the thinnest and lightest yet, weighing 88 grams. The display size is 4-inches, like the iPhone 5 and features an A5 chip, 5 megapixel camera with backside illumination, hybrid IR filter, five-element lens, f/2.4 aperture, autofocus and Sapphire crystal.

The video camera captures 1080p HD quality. Front-facing camera features 720p support, backside illuminated sensor, and FaceTime works over 3G with iOS 6. Siri is also coming to the iPod touch.

For the first time, the iPod touch will come in five different colors: silver, black, blue, yellow and red.

Ear buds are also getting an update. A completely re-designed product called EarPods was three-years in the making. The EarPods were designed to direct sound into the ear.

Prices for the iPod touch are $299 for a 32 GB model and $399 for a 64GB model. The iPod nanos are $149 for a 16 GB model and the iPod shuffle is $49 for a 2GB model.