Reports suggest Apple's latest iPod touch, unveiled last week by CEO Steve Jobs, has already started shipping to customers in the UK and US.

ITProPortal reports various Twitter posts confirming orders have been shipped. Apple notes on the UK store that the three iPod touch models currently "Ships: 5-7 business days," but many appear to arriving earlier than anticipated.

The new slimline iPod touch comes with many of the features found in the latest iPhone 4, including FaceTime video calling, a 960x640 resolution Retina display, HD video recording and powerful A4 processor.

"We’ve put our most advanced technology inside the new iPod touch", said Steve Jobs last week. "Whether you’re listening to music, playing games, making FaceTime video calls, browsing the web, capturing HD video, or watching TV shows and movies, the new iPod touch with its Retina display, A4 chip and 3-axis gyro is more fun than ever".

The new iPod touch 8GB costs £189, the 32GB is £249, while the 32GB is £329. Apple, for the first lists the amount of "VAT, duty and levies" included under the SRP.

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