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Last Updated: Thursday September 06 2007 12:17 GMT

Now iPods are touch screen too

The iPod touch

The iPod has been updated again - with the top-of-the-range version now having a touch screen, like the iPhone.

The company that makes the machines, Apple, is calling the latest version the iPod Touch.

Instead of the wheel used to pick your tunes on the current version, the new one lets you pick what you listen to by dragging your finger across the screen.

But as ever with new technology, the new iPod isn't cheap - with the least expensive one still costing 199.

The smallest version has eight gigabytes of memory, which is a lot less than the old-style iPod, now called the iPod Classic.

Apple boss Steve Jobs
All the iPods are being updated
The new iPod also allows you to connect to the internet when you're out and about, so you can download new songs or check out websites.

Apple showed off their latest music player - as well as updating the existing ones - at a press conference in San Francisco in America.

The iPhone has also been reduced in price by $200, angering people who paid the old price for one when they first came out just 10 weeks ago.

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