toggle

AAPL Stock: 123.38 ( + 0.61 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Full-size iPod updated with 80GB, better video

updated 03:25 pm EDT, Tue September 12, 2006

iPod 80GB Model

A relatively minor update to the iPod rounded out the suite of new product announcements from Apple's press event today. Similar in most respects to the previous version, the new iPod has primarily received improvements in capacity, software, and price. A new 80GB model is available which matches the dimensions of the earlier 60GB model but can hold up to 20,000 songs or 100 hours of video. Gapless audio playback is now a standard feature and video playback has been greatly enhanced: a 30GB model can play video continuously for 3.5 hours instead of 2, while the new 80GB version is capable of 6.5 hours (increased from 4). All models support 640x480 H.264 video files. A new search function lets users find content by keyword. Games are also a significant component of the launch: new iPods ship with games from PopCap and other companies including Bejeweled and Pac-Man, while others can be purchased from the iTunes Store for $5 each. Finally, the revised iPod lineup has dropped prices to $249 for 30GB and $349 for 80GB. Both new models are shipping today in black and white colors from the Apple Store.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

Entry-level 27-inch Retina iMac

The 27-inch Apple iMac with 5K Retina display is already one of the best value-for-money Macs that Apple has ever released. It was som ...

toggle

Most Commented