Latest iPod models
The last few generations
of ipod models has been evolutionary rather than radical but
we saw a radical change in the iPod family line-up on 5th
September 2007 when Steve Jobs announced the latest iPod line-up.
The most radical change is
the iPod touch which saw a totally new iPod
model. The iPod touch is a cross between the iPhone and iPod
and provides the link between the two models. The iPod touch
looks and operates very much like the iPhone - only it is lacking
the real phone functions. The iPod touch is also the first
iPod model to offer Wi-Fi capability.
iPod video has now been renamed
the iPod Classic - simply because it is no
longer the only model to be able to show video.
iPod Nano has
now gone video too - with the ability to play up to 5 hours
of video as well as a seeing a radical reduction in size.
The only iPod model to remain
closely to it's previous design is the iPod shuffle.
Even then, the iPod shuffle has gained more colors.
Of course, the whopping surprise
for everyone is the large US$200 drop in price for the 8GB
iPhone model. At a price of US$399, it is now within competitive
reach of the major brands of smartphones such as Palm, Nokia,
O2, HP and other major brands.
With this new line-up, we
expect to see a renewed desire in iPods this coming Christmas
given the rather slow demand for iPods we have seen in the
last one year or so.