Fifth-gen Apple iPods for shipment

At a media event the previous month, Apple has introduced iPod’s fifth generation.

The fifth generation of the iPod touch is an updated version of the gadget, which offers the same four-inch touch screen display screen found in the new iPhone 5 and quite a lot of varied color preferences.

The Cupertino-based company has immediately started taking pre-orders for the gadget. The availability was set for a non-definite October time frame.

As early as the first week of the month, some of those customers who had their pre-orders early on have started reporting that the statuses of their orders have switched to a label “Preparing for Shipment,” the final phase before being submitted to delivery companies. Other customers have reported that their credit card has also been charged.

The step toward availability comes right after the announcement on Thursday that the estimates for new pre-orders for fifth-gen iPods in Australia’s Apple online store shifted from an unclear October to just three weeks.