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The new iPod touch with Derek Zoolander on screen  (Source: Apple)

New iPod classic in its usual two colors  (Source: Apple)

New video capable iPod nanos  (Source: Apple)

iPod shuffle in new colors  (Source: Apple)
Now with a new iPod touch

Apple today revamped its entire iPod lineup and introduced an old-yet-new model – the iPod touch. The new iPod touch is essentially an iPhone stripped of its GSM and phone capabilities.

The device features the same 3.5-inch screen as the iPhone with an 8mm thickness. Two memory capacities are available – 8GB and 16GB. Apple also employs the same multi-touch user interface as the iPhone in the new iPod touch, including Cover Flow.

The iPod touch retains the 802.11b/g Wi-Fi capabilities of the iPhone. Users can connect the iPod touch to home and public wireless networks. The iPod touch also features a couple of built in applications, as with the iPhone.

Safari and YouTube applications are preinstalled for wireless web browsing and video watching.  Apple also installs the calendar, contacts, clock, calculator and photo applications. Essentially, the iPod touch is what the iPhone is without a SIM card inserted.

iPod touch

Capacity
Price

8GB
$299
16GB
$399

The existing iPod models are completely new, with new iPod shuffle’s, nano and regular. Apple finally named the standard hard disk based iPod’s – the iPod classic. The new iPod classic features a completely metal design and thinner in size compared to the outgoing model.

Apple increased hard drive capacity with the new classic – 160GB is the new flagship, with 80GB being the base size.  Battery life for the new iPod classics improve, with up to 40 hours for audio and 7 hours for video.

iPod classic

Capacity
Price

80GB
$249
160GB
$349

Apple’s iPod nano is completely new as well, in the form of a new “fatty” nano. The new iPod nano features video playback capabilities on its 2-inch QVGA display. Apple offers the new iPod nano in 4GB and 8GB capacities and in five different colors – black, silver, green, blue and RED. New games are also preinstalled on the new iPod nano, including Vortex and Sudoku.

iPod nano

Capacity
Price

4GB
$149
8GB
$199

Both the new  iPod classic and nano feature a new user interface with Cover Flow.

Lastly, is the iPod shuffle refresh. The iPod shuffle maintains the same design as the outgoing model, but now with new colors and a RED model. New iPod shuffle colors include blue, teal and an aqua green.

iPod shuffle

Capacity
Price

1GB
$79

Expect the new iPods to show up in retail this week.

In the mean time, Microsoft's 30GB Zune is now priced at $199. Microsoft announced the price cut late last night on the ZuneInsider blog. With the release of Apple's new iPods and the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, a $50 price cut may not be enough to attract buyers to the Zune.


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indeed
By solgae1784 on 9/5/2007 2:55:22 PM , Rating: 2
Microsoft just got owned again.

Those iPod Classics are a steal with their capacity and the price. 30 hours battery life for audio is friggin nice too.

iPod Touch is now on my dream list. Shame they had to use the flash instead of the hard drive......I guess it's hard to work with the touch screen.




RE: indeed
By Moishe on 9/5/2007 2:58:22 PM , Rating: 1
I've never considered buying an iPod... but the low end is finally starting to look like they're reasonably priced.


RE: indeed
By peritusONE on 9/6/2007 8:21:34 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Microsoft just got owned again.

I find it funny that someone always brings Microsoft into the argument when it comes to talking about Apple and their iPod. Microsoft hasn't even been in the game for a year yet, of course they are going to be outplayed by the company who started this business 6 years ago.

Besides, atleast wait to see what Microsoft has in store for their next player to come out in a couple of months before you claim victory over features/price.


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