If you thought the iPhone 5 set a new bar for thin and light, wait until you see the iPod touch 5. Thanks to the miniaturized Lightning connector and the single layer in-cell display, the iPod touch 5 really is entering the realm of ludicrously, turn-it-sideways-and-it-almost-disappears thin.

Unlike previous years, stainless steel on the back of the iPod touch has given way to aluminum. Anodized aluminum to be precise. We've seen that with the iPods nano and shuffle before, and it's nice to see it on the touch now as well. For the first time, you can also choose between black, white & silver, blue, yellow, pink and, at Apple Stores only, (product) RED. We've got blue and silver so far, with more on the way. So sit back, relax, and take a look at the new iPod touch... if you can see it.

All photos taken with a Nikon D800 and a Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens, macros taken with a Canon 5D Mark III and a EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM lens by Rene Ritchie, embedded at HiDPI for iPhones, iPad 3, and Retina MacBook Pro.