Thursday, September 06, 2007

Deep breath.....ready for the release of a new iPod Family?

This has been going around the "blogosphere" for sometime and now......Apple announced today (September 5th Northern Hemisphere time) that they will be releasing a new multi-touch iPod along with a new iPod Nano. There will also be an update to the iPod Classic.

I can only hope that the marketing team for Apple will not make the same blunders they did for the iPhone and for one, make it available for the rest of the world.....although we know from Economics 101 that supply and demand does make a product more "wanted" when the supply is low.......sooooooooo what can we expect?

Some of the features of the new touch iPod:

  • Wi-Fi wireless networking
  • 3.5-inch widescreen display
  • 8 mm thick
  • 8GB iPod touch model is $299 (US) and the 16GB iPod model is $399 (US)
  • built-in accelerometer that automatically senses when you rotate it into its landscape position
  • built-in ambient light sensor
  • 22 hours of audio playback and up to five hours of video playback
  • Apple’s YouTube application lets users wirelessly watch over 10 million free videos from the Internet’s most popular video website
  • Apple agreement with Starbucks that allows you to access the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store for free in participating US Starbucks stores starting next month
The new iPod touch is scheduled to be available later this month.

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Some of the features for the new iPod Nano:
  • 2-inch display with 204 pixels per inch
  • you will now be able to watch video and TV shows on the iPod Nano
  • 24 hours of audio playback or five hours of video playback on a single charge
  • 4GB iPod nano comes in silver for just $149 (US) and the 8GB model is available in silver, black, blue, green and a (PRODUCT) RED special edition for just $199 (US)
  • iPod nano is set for playing iPod games such as iQuiz, the entertainment trivia game; Vortex, a fast-paced 360 degree brick-bashing game; and Klondike, a solitaire card game
The iPod Classic will now include:
  • 80GB or 160GB of storage
  • $249 (US) for the 80GB model and $349 (US) for the 160GB model
  • a thinner, all-metal enclosure and an enhanced user interface.

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