Technology.am (Sept. 10, 2009) — Apple has launched the iTunes 9, iPhone OS 3.1 and the new 5th generation iPod nano, which contains built-in video camera to record H.264 VGA video up to 30 fps with AAC audio.
The new iPod Nano includes a built-in video camera built, microphone, speaker, FM Tuner with Live Pause, VoiceOver, a 2.2″ screen with a 376 x 240 resolution, iTunes Tagging and pedometer.
Nano’s camera shoots videos at VGA 640 x 480 quality, H.264 at 30fps with AAC audio.
You can shoot video with 15 real-time special effects – Sepia, Black and White, Film Grain, X-Ray, Thermal, Cyborg, Security Cam, Bulge, Motion Blur, Kaleido, Light Tunnel, Mirror, Stretch, Dent, and Twir.
iTunes 9 is screen-reader friendly. Screen readers provide spoken descriptions and full keyboard control as an alternative to using a mouse.
Screen readers use a speech engine to synthesize spoken descriptions that explain what’s taking place on the computer screen.
The music player iPod nano (4G or later), includes optional spoken menus that let visually impaired users browse and select songs without viewing the screen. Instead, you’ll hear a synthesized voice speaking the names of menus, songs, and artists.
iPod nano (4G or later) includes a font size setting that lets you choose a standard or large font size.
iPod classic and iPod nano feature high-resolution LCD displays with adjustable brightness settings.
iPod touch features a large, high-resolution 3.5-inch LCD display with adjustable brightness.
With iTunes 9, you can use a screen reader to browse the iTunes Store and shop for music, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, free podcasts, and other content.
On the home page, you’ll find links to the Top Movie Rentals, Top Movie Sales, Top Songs, Top Albums, Top Audiobooks, and similar content.
For more complex searches, use Power Search, which lets you enter multiple search criteria at once.
To make browsing with a screen reader easier, the iTunes Store uses headers, links, and form controls, terms and landmarks.
On iTunes U, you search, download, and play course content just as you do with music, movies, and TV shows.
The new ultra-thin and sleek iPod nano (5G) that available in two variants of memory capacities – 8GB and 16GB, are now available for $149 and $179, respectively.