Apple Unveils New iPods

Published: 2006-09-14
Just as Microsoft has been dropping hints about their brand new portable digital music devices, Apple has revealed their new lineup by revamping their portable devices, iPods and their digital music store iTunes.

The first and most obvious change is the price drop in the new devices with Nanos selling for $149 - $249 and the regular iPods selling for $349.

The new iPods will have a longer battery life and less scratching on the screens - problems found with the older versions. The maximum capacity will be increased to 80 gigs on the regular iPods and up to 8 gigs on the iPod Nanos, which will also be made available in several different colours. The iPod shuffle will also be revamped into a smaller frame claiming to be the smallest mp3 player. The larger iPods will also have a brighter and larger screen, all the better to watch films on.

And what do you know, you can now get films at Apple's iTunes store. Currently offering a variety of TV shows and music videos, the store will now offer a selection of feature films from Disney, one of its associated companies of which Apple CEO Steve Jobs owns a large chunk.

They will also begin selling video games such as Tetris and Bejeweled.

As great as the news is, it's less so for Canadians because though we will benefiting from the upgraded iPods, movies will not be made available on No word on whether this will change in the future.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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