The Apple store is now selling Refurbished 15GB ($279) & 30GB ($379) iPods. Look under the “Special Deals” section. Includes one-year warranty.
“The inevitable has happened: The Beatles have sued Steve Jobs over Apple iTunes and the Apple iPod—at least the band’s
“Her lawyer calls her Jane Doe. The music business calls her nycfashiongirl, which is her Kazaa screen name. She’s fighting to keep her real name a secret, becoming the first individual to take a stand against the recording industry’s latest attack on file traders.
In August, Jane Doe filed a legal challenge to block the Recording Industry Association of America from obtaining her identity, because it violates her right to privacy. Since June, the RIAA has run computer searches of hard drives in order to single out at least 1,075 people swapping songs on peer-to-peer services such as Kazaa. The RIAA then subpoenas the person’s Internet service provider to obtain his name and address so that he can potentially be sued for copyright infringement.”
A reader notes that PCConnection has 30GB iPods for $439 and includes an Action Jacket silicone case.
Tom’s Hardware has posted a comprehensive review of the iSkin eXo case for 3G iPod.
“In an interview Wednesday, Hotelling said he was able to give the song to a friend, Keith Elder, a Web developer in Ypsilanti, Mich., whom he met through an Internet discussion group. In order to close the deal, Hotelling said he had to transfer control of his entire iTunes Music Store account to Elder. He said he intends to demand 50 cents from Elder for the account, which included one song, the Devin Vasquez remake of Frankie Smith’s song ‘Double Dutch Bus,’ which he’d originally purchased for 99 cents.
‘For the average user, I’d definitely say this was extremely difficult,’ he said. ‘I guess you could say we’re both extreme geeks.’”
CompUSA is offering the 15GB iPod for $369.97 and the 30GB iPod for $449.97.
This evening on Your Mac Life with host Shawn King, Macworld columnist and author Chris Breen will be talking about iPods and promoting the third edition of his book, “Secrets of the iPod”. Listen to the live show tonight from 5:30 - 8pm Pacific Time, 8:30-11pm Eastern Time.
iLounger ‘philipbe’ in the forums notes that Apple has canceled his order for a 15GB iPod placed on July 9 and upgraded the order to a new 20GB iPod on Sept. 8. MacFixit posted that the same thing happened to one of its readers. “On Sept 3, 2003 I ordered an engraved 15GB iPod for my son’s birthday. Today I received an email from Apple telling me that the original order had been cancelled and replaced with an order for the new 20GB iPod.” If your 15GB or 30GB iPod order has been upgraded, please let us know.
The Apple Store online has factory refurbished, 2nd generation (non-docking) 10GB iPod for $169 and 20GB iPod for $269. Mac and Windows versions are available which include remote, carrying case and one year warranty. Ground shipping is Free. Also note that there are several deals on iPod accessories from Belkin, XtremeMac, Incase and Monster Cable.
“The hurried settlement involving Brianna LaHara, an honors student, was the first announced one day after the Recording Industry Association of America (news - web sites) filed 261 such lawsuits across the country. Lawyers for the RIAA said Brianna’s mother, Sylvia Torres, contacted them early Tuesday to negotiate.
‘We understand now that file-sharing the music was illegal,’ Torres said in a statement distributed by the recording industry. ‘You can be sure Brianna won’t be doing it anymore.’”
E&B Company, makers of cases for PDAs and handheld devices has released a new case for iPod named Slipper. The all black leather case features a flip-lid design, magnetic closure, access to all functions/ports and a removeable leather pouch for earbuds. The Slipper comes in two versions; with belt clip for $49.95 and without belt clip for $46.95. Both versions are in stock and shipping for 10, 15 and 30GB iPods.
Apple recently launched a new ad campaign to promote iPod. The magazine and billboard ads feature a black silouhuetted figure holding an iPod against a bright colored background. Cropped versions of these ads can also be seen being used on the updated Apple iPod web pages.
“Brianna LaHara said she was frightened to learn she was among the hundreds of people sued yesterday by giant music companies in federal courts around the country.
‘I got really scared. My stomach is all turning,’ Brianna said last night at the city Housing Authority apartment where she lives with her mom and her 9-year-old brother.
‘I thought it was OK to download music because my mom paid a service fee for it. Out of all people, why did they pick me?’”
“The Recording Industry Association of America said it has filed 261 lawsuits against alleged file swappers Monday, charging the computer users with “egregious” copyright infringement potentially worth millions of dollars. [...]
‘Our goal is not to be vindictive or punitive,’ said RIAA President Cary Sherman. ‘It is simply to get peer-to-peer users to stop offering music that does not belong to them.’”
iPod Extractor a simple and free iPod song extractor for OS X. Also included is an importer to load your songs automatically into iTunes.
Dealmac: A reader notes that The Apple Store lowered prices on its line of factory-refurbished iPods in its Special Deals section. The iPod 10GB, without docking cradle, fell to $229, $20 off. The 15GB and 30GB models include a docking cradle and now cost $279 and $379, respectively. Also available are the second-generation 10GB and 20GB iPods for Mac, which cost $169 and $269, respectively. Shipping is free, although sales tax is added where applicable. Each features a one-year Apple warranty.
All 15 and 30GB iPods on Sale for $380.99 (15 GB) and $480.99 (30 GB) at the Apple Store (while supplies last). Check with your local Apple Store.