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11/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Apple Adds Video Camera To iPod Nano, Cuts Prices For iPod Touch

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled new features for the iPod Nano and price cuts for other iPods during a media event Wednesday in San Francisco.

The new iPod Nano now sports a video camera, among other things. Macworld has the details:

The new iPod comes in 8GB and 16GB models, priced at $149 and $179, respectively. The music players now feature a video camera and microphone on the back of the device along with a built-in speaker. The nano can display video or sync it back to your computer for uploading to YouTube.

Jobs' appearance was his first since undergoing a liver transplant. Jobs, a survivor of pancreatic cancer, opened up about his surgery:

"I now have the liver of a mid-20s person who died in a car crash and was generous enough to donate their organs. I wouldn't be here without such generosity," an emotional Jobs told the audience, exhorting them to all become organ donors.

Apple cut prices for the iPod Touch, basically an iPhone without the phone capabilities. The 8 GB model now costs $199, or $30 less. Prices for larger Touch models stayed the same, but the storage space was doubled; a 32 GB version of the Touch now goes for $299 and a 64 GB model for $399.

The company also announced a new version of iTunes. The latest, iTunes 9, cleans up the software design and gives people more control over what gets loaded onto iPods and iPhones. It also lets five computers on the same home network share -- by streaming or copying -- music, video and other content, a departure from the strict copy protection Apple insisted on in the past.

Read Apple's press release about the Nano's new features, iPod price cuts and iTunes9.

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