If you're the kind of person who prefers gaming on their iPod touch, as of today you're one step closer to enjoying the beefed up performance and 16x9 display of the Fifth generation iPod touch. MacRumors is reporting that folks who preordered are now having their credit cards charged and some units are being shown as preparing for shipping.

Similarly, Japanese rumor site Macotakara is reporting that the new iPod touch is going to be available in stores (in Japan, at least) on October 9th. Supplies will likely be tight, so if you want one I'd suggest getting there early.

I'm specifically excited for people to start getting the new device so the various outfits that do tear downs and benchmarking can have at it. The iPod touch typically has been slightly underspecced compared to iPhones, and it's going to be interesting to see both if this is the case this time around and how significant of a "downgrade" it actually is.

  • dasker

    Yo quisiera uno azul pero al parecer me tocara esperar unos meses si es que lo puedo adquirir

    • http://RolePlayFTW.com Huy Ngo

      If you read the article that was written in English, why wouldn't you comment in English?  

  • dasker

    Me gustaria azul aunque me tocaria esperar varios meses para tenerlo si es que lo logro obtener

  • dasker

    Me gustaría tenerlo azul aunque aun siendo Así faltarían meses para poder adquirirlo si que se puede :s

  • dasker

    Algún problema con el español?

    • kozz84

      Si senior. We do not comprende in espaniol so please use english.

  • Solidfart

    For crying outloud it's already known fact that the new iPods will have the iPhone 4S specks. It's really old news by now!

    • nizy

      All we know is that it has an A5 processor. There's all kind of things Apple could have changed that would affect performance. For example the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S both have A5s, yet the iPad 2 has a higher clock speed. The other big 1 is RAM. I'm assuming it has the same 512MB as both of those.

  • NaeemTHM

    Am I the only one that finds the new iPod Touch far more interesting that the new iPhone?  In my opinion, competition between Apple, Android, and WP8 has never been hotter.  You really can't go wrong with any of those devices (yes I know WP8 isn't officially out but it looks awesome).

    BUT Apple still makes hands down the best PMP's on the market.  No one even comes close.  And this one seems like the best yet.  For the first time I think it might be better to get and Nexus phone or Lumia 920 and get this iPod Touch so I can still use all those GREAT iOS apps.

    • wingz

      Im with you i find the ipod touch far more better due to the price.

  • korkidog

    I preordered the 64 gig version of the iPod Touch 5g on the 14th of September, same day as iPhone 5 preorders started. Just waiting for shipping date now.

  • http://www.meadiciona.com/charles_anjos Charles Albert

    great, i was really in need of replacing my ipod touch 3gen already.

  • http://www.meadiciona.com/charles_anjos Charles Albert

    a little question: in the site there is only the 32gb and 64gb versions. whatever happened with the 16gb version?

    • David Nicholas

      Apple pulled it, and they only have 32 or 64 gig versions now. Think of it this way: it's more space for music, video, and games.

      • http://www.meadiciona.com/charles_anjos Charles Albert

        shame, i don't consume movie or music on it, only games. i could use a smaller, cheaper version, oh well... sigh.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/TF3ICRGRTVHOZ74L3Q2DVD3KQM Joshua

        They don't have the low GB's because we'll need more space, for Siri, and More Features, We have better camera's , Panorama camera mode. Etc.. 

  • vic_viper_001

    Well it's about friggin time! I pre-ordered mine the second B & H started taking orders. (no sales tax for me!) Now if I could just get my hands on a screen protector and a case, we'll be in business!

  • swarmster

    The green one is beautiful. I don't even know what I'd do with it and I want one.

    Apple, you have two years to figure out how to make the iPhone green, or else...

    ...I'll buy one anyway.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/J655SGLRMIJV6NQNFCWR7MGKFA Kaushi Veeno

      its actually not green, on the apple website in the pre order part it says its yellow lol

    • http://www.meadiciona.com/charles_anjos Charles Albert

      green? to me it's urine yellow :)

  • http://twitter.com/DaKleine Mark

    Sorry, Apple, I don't feel like buying outdated tech this year.

    • kozz84

      Why outdated? Sure the iphone 5 is more powerful, but will the games take full adventage of it? Until next ipod comes out all of the games will be scaled for the ipod touch 5 and it will probably play them as good as the iphone.

      • http://twitter.com/DaKleine Mark

        You have to think of it this way: Because Apple didn't put the newest hardware in the iPod Touch 5 you will have to buy a new iPod a year earlier to play the latest games.

        It's not about what's now, sure it'll be great to play anything that is out now, but in two years? With an A6 you'd still be playing, but the A5 will most likely have trouble handling the bigger games.

      • wingz

        If apple put the newest hardware into the ipod touch it would be the same as the iphone 5 without the phone thts why one has to stay ahead of the other.

      • http://twitter.com/DaKleine Mark

        The iPhone has to stay ahead? Last time I checked people bought the iPhone, the iPhone 3G, the 3GS and the 4.

        With the iPhone 3G the iPod Touch 2 was actually faster than the iPhone.

      • wingz

        Why else do you think they skipped a generation on the ipod touch???

      • http://twitter.com/DaKleine Mark

        1. Sell old hardware for a lot of money
        2. ???
        3. Profit

      • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Laszlo Tuss

        Man, this is not android, iOS at that resolution and with that hardware is flawless, so there is no need to put more.
        BTW iPod Touch 4 is pathetic...

    • nizy

      If they used the same components as the iPhone 5 it would cost as much as a unsubsidised iPhone 5, or pretty close to it. And that would price it near to the iPad too. If you're willing to pay that much for an iPod fair play to you.

      • http://twitter.com/DaKleine Mark

        A PS Vita with a 32 GB memory card still is cheaper than an iPod Touch 5 32GB. Makes sense, right? 

      • kozz84

        Ps3 and the wii u has same price as the ipod touch 5. Does this make any sense?

      • http://twitter.com/DaKleine Mark

        Those aren't handheld devices though

      • kozz84

        Still doesn't make much sense.

    • http://www.meadiciona.com/charles_anjos Charles Albert

      i feel kinda sorry for people like you, that turn useful technology in a fashionable trend. to classify a technology as outdated it needs to be unusable for the current time. from this point of view, the iPod Touch 5, hell even the 4 is far from being outdated.

      don't take technology for fashion please.

  • http://twitter.com/pocketpcandgeek Masa

    I preordered mine since few weeks ago and i don't have news about the release date #France !

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2Y5YX4MZFCXRCE4AE75NLAGUNI Dylan

    My 32gb 5g ipod touch is now preparing for shipment but still no offiacial release date. Hopefully they release it soon.

  • GPS

    Looks like November 1 for Australia.

  • Shadowking2214

    I'm waiting til the 25th since that's my birthday,I'm going for yellow 32 gigs so I can finally have all my apps installed at once

  • Gamer_Kev

    I hope the rumors are true. I preordered mine on the 14th, so that would be something to look forward too next week. I use my iPod Touch as an Internet phone , music and gaming on the go. My third gen 32 gb iPod Touch was great when I first got it, but the wear and tear is really starting to show. I liked it so much I skipped the fourth gen, but now I'm ready for a new one. Still the 3rd gen model gave me a lot of good service, the only complaint I ever had about it was having to plug in a mic when using voice. I'm not going to retire it though, it's going to remain plugged into my sound system (new one won't fit my dock anyway) and continue on as a music player at home. :)

    • http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/community/profile/index.jsp?ipid=20884725 WillCfromTaiwan

      I used skype (and another voip app designed for google voice service) on my 3rd gen without an added mic.  I just handle it upside down and speak to the mic near the camera lens.  The mic is built in for the video so they placed it there, and the speaker is at the bottom too.  It worked pretty well for me and the person on the other side never complain!

  • http://twitter.com/suehamilton Sue Mollins-Hamilton

    We have one on preorder and got that notification today 'preparing for shipping'

    • Miguel Angel

      Sue, Where do you live?

  • http://www.facebook.com/muhammad.iftitah.9 Muhammad Iftitah

    pre ordered mine on 25th september..the status still on processing item..# Malaysia

  • http://www.facebook.com/stevie.booker.3 Stevie Booker

    cant wait

  • MikeDG00

    So there is this, and that mini ipad news. Which one should we actually get for good gaming??

  • Jean-Claude Cottier

    The iPod5 is about 130 euros more expensive than the iPod4 in France. A complete rip off. Well, I still buy one as I need a device as a dev (I never bought any iPhone). I think it is a mistake from Apple to make it so expensive. Parents would have bought it by trucks this xmass if it was about the same price as the iPod4.

    • http://twitter.com/DaKleine Mark

      In germany the 32 GB model is 120$ more expensive than in america.

      300$ does not equal 320 euros.

      • Niklas Schwartz

        That s true

      • Jean-Claude Cottier

        I'm talking about France, you can't compare price in America where the tax are different. In france: iPod4: 200 euros, iPod5 330 euros.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SBZVICG43AJAHFSP2MJR7UDDIU Kofi

    I personally am going to wait for the iPad mini. If I'm going to give my money to Apple, I wanna make sure it's on a product that's up to date on specs and will last me some time.

  • Blodia

    I want one. I can't afford to spend an arm and a leg on a telephone and a contract. Blame it on this awesome (cough) "recovery".

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6Z6NWB7N3IORVZIQOVHP72IZJ4 Julian Jackson

    Rumors, say october 15 and im really excited because im getting it for christmas if it comes out...and if it don't i'll be disappoint I don't care if it just got iphone 4 a5 chip Im still happy that is coming out :P [siri and LED FLASH] :]

  • Hayden Attneave

    I've pre ordered on 14th of September and still progressing item :/

    I live in Australia,. Plz apple I really need it!!!!!!!!

  • Benjamin Rodriguez

    still nothing on RAM? what the crap. I am not going to buy a touch 5g if the ram isn't upgraded to at least the next tier...it's the only thing holding me off on buying an iphone 5g.

    RAM is the most important factor to this new ipod touch, because RAM has always been the crippling factor to the ipod touch.

    • bluspacecow

      If its coming with the A5 chip assume 512 MB

      • Benjamin Rodriguez

        one can only hope to assume that you are right. Cause if it finally gets an upgrade, I will not have to get an iphone 5!!!! woot