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Apple debuts new iPod with games


Apple today introduced an upgraded version of its fifth-generation iPod, bumping storage capacity and battery life while adding support video games. The new 30GB model features up to 14 hours of battery life for music playback and up to three and a half hours of video playback, and the 80GB model provides up to 20 hours of battery life for music playback and five and a half hours of video playback. The new iPod also offers a 60% brighter display, gapless playback, and a new Search and Quick Scroll feature.

The new video games designed specifically for the fifth-generation iPod include: Bejeweled, Cubis 2, Mahjong, Mini Golf, Pac-Man, Tetris, Texas Hold’em, Vortex and Zuma, and are available for purchase on the iTunes Store for $4.99 each. The new 30GB iPod model is priced at $249, while the new 80GB model costs $349. Both models are available in white or black and include redesigned earbud headphones.


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i see that there is no longer a student discount on ipods.  that’s kind of lousy.

Posted by boz on September 12, 2006 at 4:39 PM (CDT)


Gapless playback’s working, as well as QuickScroll…so where’s search? There’s even new brightness, and now when you iPod’s in standby, while conntected to your Computer/Wall the screen backlight is on, dim, but on.

QuickScroll’s really kind of nice, it’s a small upgrade but it’s nice. Still confused as to where Search is, what do they need that’s in the new iPod that’s not in these to use it? Ah well, I suppose.

Posted by Devin on September 12, 2006 at 4:58 PM (CDT)


i got the gapless working too but how do you quickscroll?

Posted by iPodManiac on September 12, 2006 at 5:15 PM (CDT)


wait a minute gapless doesnt work either

Posted by iPodManiac on September 12, 2006 at 5:40 PM (CDT)


gapless playback seems to work for me on iTunes, but then again, it has always worked with crossfade playback checked.

Quickscroll works when you have picked up some momentum when scrolling through artists/songs/albums/etc… a grey block pops up with a corresponding letter (or numbers) to tell. At least I think that’s what Quickscroll is…

Posted by chopperdave on September 12, 2006 at 7:05 PM (CDT)


The Apple Store refers to “iPod with video” when showing compatibility.

They aren’t distinguishing between the new and old models, unlike “iPod nano (aluminium)” and “iPod shuffe (aluminium)”

Posted by Daveoc64 on September 12, 2006 at 7:38 PM (CDT)


I wonder how long it takes before we see the first homebrewed games for the 5G =)

Posted by Thomas on September 14, 2006 at 1:28 PM (CDT)


does the games thing work on ipod nanos like first gen b 4 alll the diff colors? cus if it does im soo buying the games but if not then screw my 6$ lol

Posted by poopyfart on September 15, 2006 at 5:52 PM (CDT)


the games do not support the iPod nano, only 5th gen iPods

Posted by MatrixSJD on September 16, 2006 at 4:53 PM (CDT)


is their a way to play the new Games for the iPod video on my “old”
5th gen 30GB without updating the firmware .??

Posted by Ben on September 18, 2006 at 4:03 AM (CDT)

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