At a special event on 12th
September 2006, in San Francisco, Steve Jobs unveiled for Apple
a completely revamped iPod lineup, including an updated
fifth-generation iPod, new second-generation iPod nano, and an
all-new iPod shuffle.
New iPod video (30GB/80GB)
The new iPod video features a 60 percent brighter and more
vibrant 2.5- inch color display for watching TV shows and
The new iPod integrates with
iTunes 7 and the iTunes Store, which now includes over 75 Hollywood
movies, 220 television shows and popular video games designed
specifically for the fifth generation iPod.
The 30GB model features up
to 14 hours of battery life for music playback and up to three
and a half hours of video playback, and the 80GB model features
up to 20 hours of battery life for music playback and six and
a half hours of video playback. The new iPod is available in
a 30GB model at the new lower price of US$249 and an 80GB model,
which holds up to 20,000 songs or 100 hours of video, for
Although the new iPod has improved
in brightness and color accuracy over it's prior version, 2.5” screen
is still too small for long-term video viewing, and users still
must convert videos
to one of only two compatible video formats. Unlike photos and
videos, games can only be played on the iPod’s small screen,
and sometimes with poorly implemented controls.
For those who likes to watch
video while commuting, this iPod would be the ideal model.
That is...if budget is never a problem. Go for it!
New iPod Nano (2/4/8 GB)
The all-new iPod nano with a new aluminum body, 24 hours
of battery life and more than twice the music capacity
for the same price as the previous generation. The new iPod
nano features Apple's Click Wheel and an even smaller, thinner
and lighter design available in silver, pink, green, blue
The new iPod nano models
are now available for US$149 for 2GB iPod nano model (sliver);
US$199 for the 4GB models (silver, pink, green and blue) and
US$249 for the new 8GB model (black). All iPod nano models
include redesigned earbud headphones providing improved comfort,
fit and sound quality, and a USB 2.0 cable.
The new Nano colour
choices are limited by
storage capacities and prices. Transfer times for data have doubled from prior
nano model. Users must download iTunes themselves prior to using iPod.
The Nano is the most ideal iPod for music
lovers who need a good looking, fuss free and high capacity music player.
Ideal for both beginners and seasoned iPod users. You can't go wrong with
the colourful iPod nano; whether for yourself or for a loved one.
New iPod Shuffle
Nearly half the size of the original, the new iPod
shuffle is just half a cubic inch in volume, weighs
just half an ounce and features a stunning all-new aluminum
design and a built-in clip. The new iPod shuffle contains
one gigabyte of flash memory, which holds up to 240 songs,
and is available for US$79.
The iPod shuffle features
up to 12 hours of battery life and can be connected to a Mac
or PC with the included dock.
The iPod Shuffle is ideal
for those on a low budget and yet insist only on a Apple brand
music player. The shuffle is also ideal for keen sportsmen
who wants a no-fuss, easy to carry player.