New iPod lineup

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  1. rdowns Suspended

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    PR Newswire 8:30 am June 28, 2005

    Apple(R) today announced that the iPod(R) and iPod photo lines are merging, creating a single line of white iPods that all feature color displays with the ability to view album artwork, photos and play slideshows in stunning color. The simplified iPod lineup features a 20GB model, holding up to 5,000 songs priced at just $299 and a 60GB model, holding up to 15,000 songs priced at $399. Also starting today, iPods will offer an easy to use Podcast menu, including bookmarking within a Podcast and the ability to display Podcast artwork in color.

    "iPod customers love to enhance their listening experience with color," said Greg Joswiak, Apple's vice president of iPod Product Marketing. "By simplifying our iPod lineup to include 20GB and 60GB models with color screens and the new Podcast menu, iPod and iTunes provide the world's easiest and appealing way to discover, subscribe, manage and listen to Podcasts."

    iPod's color display provides a crisp, clear full color experience for users to take their entire photo library with them or for viewing album artwork, calendars, contacts and games. The 60GB iPod holds up to 25,000 digital photos, and the 20GB iPod holds up to 20,000 digital photos. Both models feature the ability to import photos from a digital camera with the optional iPod Camera Connector and let users combine their favorite music and photos to create slideshows for viewing right on their iPod or for sharing with family and friends on a big screen TV.

    The new version of iTunes(R) (also announced today) enables anyone to quickly and easily find and subscribe to their favorite Podcasts so that every time there's a new episode, it's automatically downloaded to their Mac(R) or PC and Auto-Synced to their iPod. iTunes also makes it easy to manage multiple Podcast subscriptions with simple organization and display by episode and date.

    iPod and iTunes are leading the digital music revolution. With over 15 million iPods sold as of March 31, the iPod is the world's most popular digital music player, and the iTunes Music Store is the number one online music store with over 430 million songs purchased and downloaded worldwide.

    Pricing & Availability

    The 20GB and 60GB iPods for Mac or Windows are available immediately worldwide for a suggested retail price of $299 (US) and $399 (US) respectively. The new iPod U2 Special Edition also includes a color screen and is now more affordable at just $329, and the 1GB iPod shuffle is now just $129.The new Podcast menu is available starting today via a free iPod software update for all Click Wheel iPods and iPod minis from www.apple.com/ipod. All iPods are available through the Apple Store(R) (www.apple.com), Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.

    Each iPod with color display includes earbud headphones, a USB 2.0 cable, a USB power adapter and iTunes for Mac and Windows computers. iPod shuffle includes earbud headphones, lanyard and iTunes for Mac and Windows computers. Optional accessories with the following suggested retail prices include the iPod dock kit for $39 (US), in-ear headphones for $39 (US), the iPod Camera Connector for $29 (US) and FireWire(R) cable for $19 (US). Laser engraving is available for iPod for free from the Apple Store (www.apple.com) and can include two lines of text with up to 27 characters per line.
     
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    I am so sick of the stupid ipod. I was hoping for mini or ibook updates. :mad:
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Hardly groundbreaking stuff, but good nonetheless.
     
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    Yeah..... I've got to say I'm really surprised still no iBook. And not only that but the iPod update is hardly ground breaking. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Hattig macrumors 65816

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    20GB and 60GB iPod

    Both with Photo Capability

    The blurb at the bottom currently says 30GB and 60GB however.

    UK: £209 / £299 inc VAT
     
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    I totally agree... those are the ones in need of (minor) bumps... not the friggin' iPods... :mad:
     
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    Where's my iBook :'(... Dell's website is getting more attractive everyday, especially with all the flyers they send me. I can get a laptop for £299 which is more powerful than Apple's current iBook at £699. Um... Apple... do something about this.
     
  10. linky macrumors newbie

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    other then there being a 20gb photo, and the lack of the 30 and 40gb lines, is there anything new about these ipods?
     
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    Wow, I JUST found out about this. Went on the apple site this morning, nothing on the front page, went into the store and BAM new iPod. They are really nice looking. I had been waiting for a mini update...but may just go ahead and get a new iPod, now I'm just not sure, they are so nice!
     
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    Wow... for my fellow iPod lovers in the UK, the 20GB colour iPod is £209 and the 60GB is only £299!
     
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    JUST FOR FUN....

    Over the next hour, how many new threads do you think the iPod updates will create??
     
  14. asqy macrumors regular

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    oooo the new ipods have colour screens. What a wonderful NEEDED upgrade.

    Where are these Power PC 'in the pipeline' products?

    *bitches*
     
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    Education store has back to school deals....Buy PB, iMac, iBook, Powermac and get a free iPod mini.
     
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    So with the regular iPods all having colour screens now, when are they going to update the iTunes interface to match?

    iTunes 5.0 next Tuesday?
     
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  18. gabriel_uk macrumors regular

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    Errr... gonna sound stupid, but what's so different about these "new" iPods? -- except that I seem to recall there used to be a 30 Gb and 60 Gb choice and now it's 20 and 60... :confused:
     
  19. wako macrumors 65816

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    They also have a promotion when you get a new mac you get a new ipod :)
     
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    Bugger. And I just posted on iPodlounge about the fact I was convinced the announcement next week was for 5G iPods. At least in the same post I did correct someone who said that Apple were dropping the Photos and just having colour screen iPods with no photo capabilities - I did tell him the lines would be merged.

    So no 5G goodness. September? Either way I can't wait until then, I'll have my mits on a cheaper 60GB by Thursday!
     
  22. alexeismertin macrumors regular

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    They'll probably bring in a higher model so its 20 / 60 /80+ megapod

    So no real computer hardware updates till intel? Thats a brilliant strategy by Apple (lets move processor and not give the public anything new in the meantime and see how sales plummet)
     
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    I'm starting to think the same way.... :( :( :(
     
  25. dcv macrumors G3

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    I was just wondering exactly the same thing :confused:

    It looks to me as though NEW iPod = OLD iPodPhoto and they have just done away with the black & white screen iPods. Notice how there is no mention of iPodPhoto on the Apple Store now. Yet the rest of the Apple site still refers to the old b&w ipods and colour ipod photos. Very confusing!
     
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