At the iPhone event today, Apple announced a 50% thinner iPod nano with a 2.5″ multitouch display and home button.

The new iPod nano comes in 7 primary colors. The iPod nano features video playback once again, as well as bluetooth support for streaming to wireless devices. It has a built-in FM tuner with live pausing features and a pedometer.

Here’s what Apple has to say about the nano:

The reinvented iPod nano is the thinnest iPod ever, at just 5 mm, and features the largest display ever built into an iPod nano, allowing you to enjoy more of your music, photos and widescreen videos. The new iPod nano features a 2.5-inch Multi-Touch display to make navigating your music even easier; a home button to quickly get back to your home screen; and convenient buttons to easily control volume and quickly play, pause or change songs without looking. The new iPod nano gives music lovers built-in Bluetooth for wireless listening with Bluetooth-enabled headphones, speakers and cars. At 30 hours, the new iPod nano offers the longest music playback of any iPod nano so you can enjoy your playlists* and FM radio even longer. With built-in fitness features including a pedometer and support for Nike+, iPod nano users will be ready to take their music walking, running or anywhere they like. The new iPod nano comes in seven gorgeous new colors with fun color-matched wallpapers.

The iPod nano will run $149 for 16GB of storage and will be available in October.

A host of live blogs of today’s event including GDGTThe VergeEngadget and Macworld are available. Images via Wired under Creative Commons license.

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