Apple unveils new iPod touch, “fat” iPod nano at special event

by admin September 6, 2007 at 3:30 pm

Observers have been expecting a significant revamp to Apple’s iPod lineup, especially after the release of the iPhone in all of its touchscreen glory. So when Apple announced today’s special event—as we predicted—with the tagline “The beat goes on,” we knew the time for an iPod refresh had come. We weren’t disappointed, as Apple announced an all-new line-up of iPods from top to bottom, including a new “fat” iPod nano at $149 and $199, a “classic” iPod at $249 and $349, and the much-anticipated iPod touch with WiFi, Safari, and a touchscreen interface—an iPhone without the phone capability and dedicated e-mail client—for $299 and $399. The iPod touch will be able to purchase music directly from the iTunes Store via WiFi. Apple also had a major bit of news with regards to the iPhone, dropping the price for the 8GB model by $200 to $399 and eliminating the 4GB model altogether.

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