Apple is now shipping the 5th generation iPod touch to customers that pre-ordered the latest portable media device. GigaOm and 9to5Mac have both confirmed that the iPod touch started shipping this week and should arrive starting October 15th.
The Apple Store also says you can order an iPod touch now and expect it to ship in “October.”
Apple’s latest iPod touch features a 4 inch, 1136 x 640 pixel display, an Apple A5 processor, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a 5MP rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, and a front-facing 1.2MP camera.
Basically the 5th generation iPod touch is an iPhone 5 with a thinner, lighter case, an iPhone 4S-like processor, and no cellular capabilities.
Apple charges $299 for a model with 32GB of storage and 64GB for a 64GB version. If those prices seem steep, you can also pick up last year’s iPod touch 4th generation for $199 and up.