Monday, October 17, 2005

The New iPod

Apple has done it again. Hot off the heels of the iPod Nano's introduction five weeks ago, Steve Jobs, at a special event titled "One More Thing..." unveiled the much anticipated video iPod called The iPod. Itunes 6, video support in iTunes, new iMacs and a really cool Media Center PC function in the new iMacs called Front Row were also announced. You can read more about these at our tecnology and entertainment news site, We wrote a short article about the announcements and will have more as soon as we get a chance to play with them.

For now I just want to point out a few key points of the iPod with a full review to follow as soon as mine arrives.

First up is the just how thin these new iPods are. From the picture below, you can see that compared to the regular 20GB color iPod that the 30GB and 60GB video iPods are slimmer and have more storage. Tremedous! =)

Picture showing how thin the video iPods are

Second, the screen is much larger than the previous iPods, Color and Photo. Obviously this is because it plays video which requires a larger screen to make it worth viewing video.

Third, the specs. Nothing too surprising other than just how thin the new iPod is and how much storage is crammed into such a small space.

Specs: The 60GB iPod is 0.55 inches deep, 2.4 inches wide, 4.1 inches tall and weighs 5.5 ounces.

The 30GB is 0.43 inches (thats less than half an inch!) deep, same width and height as the 60GB and weighs only 4.8 ounces.

Welcome to the Family

If you have any previous version of the iPod or a mini and are looking to upgrade, or if you've never owned an iPod, this is your reason to get one. Apple has streamlined the entire iPod family, making it easier to pick which one you want. Now there are only 3 types of iPods - the Shuffle, Nano and iPod, each with two different capacities. No longer will you be intimidated by all of the different types of iPods. With the new video-capable iPod, we see the culmination of the iPod. Hello video, welcome to the iPod family.