For those iPod fans out there, a "complete revamp" of the iPod product line has been announced. After more than a week of intense industrial speculation, the details are finally out.
As usual, Apple CEO Steve Jobs presented the entire lineup to a rapt crowd of reporters gathered at the Moscone West expo center in San Francisco. I reckoned that TR members would want to get straight to the salient details, so here they are.iPhone
- $200 price cut for the top-end 8GB iPhone to $399
- 4 GB iPhone model dropped
- Brand new Wi-Fi b/g music player that looks like an iPhone but without the phone
- Mimics iPhone's physical dimension and 3.5-inch touch-screen interface
- On the inside, it comes with Safari, as well as YouTube support
- Ability to buy and download tracks directly from an "iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store" - with identify selection and pricing - to the player over a wireless connection. Synchronization feature will sync music purchased this way back to iTunes when docked
- Priced at $299 for 8 GB model and $399 for 16 GB model
- Slated to ship in September
- Thinner than its predecessors
- Available in silver and black
- Storage capacity upped to 80 GB and 160 GB hard drives-based versions
- Selling for $249 and $349 respectively
- Redesigned to be shorter and wider than second-generation models
- Sports new 320 x 240 pixel, 2-inch screen with 204 ppi (pixels per inch)
- Supports video as well as browsing your music library using Coverflow
- Available in black, red, silver, blue, and green
- Available in 4 GB and 8 GB
- Selling for $149 and $199 respectively
- New colors announced
- No other changes
You might be interested to know that Apple's Web site has already been updated with the new devices.
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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.