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Apple unveils "iPod Classic" -- up to 160GB

updated 01:30 pm EDT, Wed September 5, 2007

160GB iPod

Adding to the new iPod Shuffles and iPod Nanos announced at today's special event in San Francisco, Apple has introduced the "iPod Classic," a new version of the full-size iPod. The new model will sport capacities of 80GB and 160GB. The 80GB model will be thinner than the old 30GB version, and the 160GB model will be thinner than the old 80GB version. The 80GB model will be priced at $250, the 160GB model at $350. Battery life is stated at 40 hours of audio playback and 7 hours of video playback. The new models feature the same user interface enhancements as the new iPod Nano, and are available immediately and will soon be available for purchase from the Apple Store.



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  1. koolkid1976

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Zune Price Cut

    Guess they didn't want to be laughed at if they were at the same price as an iPod with almost 3-times the capacity. They had to quickly drop that $50.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: zune

    I suppose if you gave it away, people might want the Zune. Otherwise, I'm not sure if they could sell many even at $99.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Bout time

    My iPod 60GB has been getting a little stuffed.

  1. slider

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I'm surprised

    I think it's great that apple didn't axe the iPod (classic) design and just flat out replace it with the Touch. I mean a lot of people really just want music on their iPods and so probably prefer having a click wheel. I guess they are doing the volume now where they can support all these different models. I just think it was a really smart move, and I love the "Which iPod Are You" slogan as it's totally accurate.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: I'm surprised

    Me too. I expected Apple to just say "People want video, touch screen, et.al. that might also play music". I have little use for a video ipod, (and the new ipod lacks too much to be worth it - but that's also classic apple), but a large density iPod, that I can use.

  1. slider

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re re: i'm surprised

    While the iPod touch is nice, there are several things missing on it that make it a buy for me, for one, email and google maps (should be able to work on a wifi ipod since you have to interact with google maps anyways by touching the screen after each change in direction. I'm I get Apple did not include some of the features as I'm sure there is an agreement or understanding with att, but nevertheless, it's something that would keep me from buying it, and I too have no need for video. While I don't have a enough music to even fill up my 30GB iPod, the classic 160GB immediately struck me as interesting b/c it can be used as a hard drive. I currently lug around an external 60GB HD and my iPod. But, I suppose if one thinks it though, since it seem everything is going to go with solid state memory with lower memory capacity, it make sense to keep one product in the line that continues to use a hard drive. It really does though, boggle the mind if you stand back for a moment and consider the evolution of the iPod.

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