Apple begins shipping new iPods for mid-October delivery. Has yours shipped yet?

Introduced at the iPhone 5 event last month but not scheduled for released until October, Apple has just begun sending out shipping notifications for new iPod touch and iPod nano orders. Many of our readers, and yours truly, received texts and emails this morning with the details. Mine are set to arrive in here in Canada in just under a week, on Oct. 15.

The new iPod touch has the same amazing 4-inch, 16:9 in-cell display as the iPhone 5, along with an even thinner design and a new Loop wrist strap I'm really going to have try before extolling or condemning. The new iPod nano drops the previous, watch-friendly shape for a Nokia-style rectangle with a power button and rounded Home screen icons.

If you received your new iPod touch or iPod nano shipping notification, let us know when it's scheduled to arrive, or jump into out iPod touch 5 Forum and track along with us.

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.