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Apple's debuts 80GB video iPod

updated 02:45 pm EDT, Tue September 12, 2006

80GB video iPod debuts

Apple today introduced the new iPod video, which features a 60 percent brighter and more vibrant 2.5-inch color display for watching TV shows and now Hollywood movies. 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. Apple said that 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 $249 and an 80GB model, which holds up to 20,000 songs or 100 hours of video, for $349.

"The world's best digital music player has evolved into the world's most popular portable video player too," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "The new iPod's brighter and more vibrant display and longer battery life make it perfect for watching Hollywood movies and TV shows right in the palm of your hand."

The iPod's new Search and Quick Scroll feature allows users to find exactly what they are looking for, while Apple's "patent pending Auto-Sync technology" automatically downloads digital music, podcasts, photos, audiobooks, movies, music videos and popular TV shows onto the iPod.



Using the new high-resolution color display, iPod can view album art and photo slideshows while playing music, or watch video and play games in full color. Popular video games designed specifically for the fifth generation iPod include: "Bejeweled," "Cubis 2," "Mahjong," "Mini Golf," "Pac-Man," "Tetris," "Texas Hold'em," "Vortex" and "Zuma,"--all of which are available for purchase on the iTunes Store.




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  1. howdesign

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    no widescreen

    Whaaaaaaaaaahhhh!

  1. kyogen

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    When are they in stores?

    When will the be available in apple retail stores???

    Charlie http://www.TierraGPS.com

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    interesting

    but it doesn't make me want to upgrade from my 5th gen video iPod, like the 5th gen made me upgrade from my 4th gen...

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    i think

    that when you look at the big picture... who is going to control the digital living room, who is going to be the king selling movies online, etc, you really have to like where Apple is going. Microsoft is only now coming out with an mp3 player. Even if MS tries really hard, it's still going to be a 1st gen product with all that that entails. Meanwhile Apple is lapping them with video iPods, iTMS, and steadily moving towards the mythical digital entertainment center. Apple is building up the kind of momentum that's pretty hard to stop.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    auto-sync?

    , while Apple's "patent pending Auto-Sync technology" automatically downloads digital music, podcasts, photos, audiobooks, movies, music videos and popular TV shows onto the iPod.

    Is this anything new or different then what they've always done. And isn't it also what happens when you sync any device with your computer?

  1. elroth

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    auto-sync

    I don't know the particulars of this patent, but after what Creative got away with (they got a patent for old technology by using it in portable music players), Apple better be patenting everything. I'm sure nobody has patented a method to "auto-sync downloaded TV shows to a portable movie-playing device").

    The patent system in America is so crazy, you have to try to patent everything.

  1. AlienDude

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Nuts....

    Just bought a 60GB video iPod a few weeks ago for $399. Now an 80GB for 50 bucks less. Oh well, I do love my new 5th gen, and I can at least d/load the new games for it. BTW, the games is a pure stroke of genius from Apple- keep kids wanting an iPod instead of a phone for games!

  1. duck76

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    no education price

    Am I the only one that noticed that there is no education price on any of the new iPods? I can understand the shuffle since there wasn't one for the last version.

  1. devilla101

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Yawwwwwwn

    Wake me up when apple starts innovating again

  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    sorry...

    ...you slept through the innovations that happen all the time.

    I mean, not only did they introduce new features and new capabilities for these new iPods, but the features will be made backwards available to older 5G iPods as well.

    Plus, did no one notice that new, and very innovative search feature, with the ability to scroll down the list of songs on an iPod, with the letter of the song showing up on the display to indicate where you are, alphabetically... Now THAT is innovative and new...

    (hehehe.... how's it feel to see that shoe on the other foot, Microsoft...? By the time the Zune ships, that 'feature' is old news. Well done, Apple!)

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