The new 4th generation iPod touch is now shipping — and a friendly FedEx guy dropped one off at my house today. I haven’t had much time to kick the tires yet, but I’m looking forward to seeing how this new model with a speedy A4 processor and 960 x 640 pixel Retina display compares to my aging second generation iPod touch.
I shot a little unboxing video, which you can check out below, as well as some photos comparing the new model to its predecessor. The new iPod touch is definitely slimmer than the older model — but honestly, they’re both so incredibly thin that the difference is hard to detect.
There are a few changes that are readily apparent even before you turn the device on though. The 4th generation iPod touch screen is darker when it’s off, looking almost as black as the area around it. The front and rear-facing cameras are also visible, while the chromed edges are much less visible. When you look head-on at the new iPod touch you see almost nothing but screen.