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Apple PR: Apple announces new iPod

picApple today introduced the new iPod, the fourth generation of the world’s number one portable digital music player, featuring Apple’s patent pending Click Wheel, which combines the smooth and continuous scrolling of a touch-sensitive wheel with five push buttons for superior one handed navigation. The new iPod also features up to 12 hours battery life and Shuffle Songs, a new command in the main menu which gives users instant access to one of the most exciting new ways to listen to their music library. All iPods work effortlessly with Apple’s iTunes, providing music fans with the best digital jukebox on either a Mac or Windows computer and access to the iTunes Music Store, the number one digital music service in the world. The new iPod is available immediately in a 20GB model for $299 and a 40GB model for $399.

“The best digital music player just got better,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “The fourth generation iPod features Apple’s amazing Click Wheel for superb one handed control, 12 hour battery life and the new Shuffle Songs command in the main menu—all in an even smaller design that puts up to 10,000 songs in your pocket.”

“HP has chosen iPod and iTunes as the best products to integrate in to our digital entertainment strategy,” said Carly Fiorina, chairman and chief executive officer at HP. “We decided to wait for this amazing new fourth generation iPod, as it will offer our customers an even better experience. HP’s version of the new iPod will be available in September.”

iPod features Apple’s patent pending Auto-Sync technology that automatically downloads an entire digital music library onto iPod and keeps it up-to-date whenever it is plugged into a Mac or Windows computer using FireWire or USB. Users can transfer two songs per second from their Mac or Windows computer and can now conveniently charge iPod with either the included FireWire or USB cable.*

Pricing & Availability
The new 20GB and 40GB iPods are available immediately for a suggested retail price of just $299 (US) for the 20GB iPod and $399 (US) for the 40GB iPod through the Apple Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. Both iPods include earbud headphones, 1.2m 30-pin to FireWire cable, a 1.2m 30-pin to USB cable, and a CD with iTunes 4.6 for Mac and Windows computers. The 40GB model also includes an iPod dock.

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41

now i got an obsolete 3gen ipod…

Are you a complete retard? Stop crying because you don’t have “the best” anymore. Now, kids at school are going to have a “better” iPod than you.

Why do you think your 3gen is obsolete? Holy crap. This place is full of goddam retards.

 

Posted by Stop Crying. PLEASE. on July 19, 2004 at 5:34 PM (CDT)

42

Apple just proved to be very cool to me today…On saturday, without knowing of the upcoming upgrades, I bought a personalized 15 gig Ipod at apple.com. Sunday, when I discovered that the new ipods were coming out on the 19th…I was kind of pissed. But early monday, I recieved a email from apple saying that they automatically upgraded it to the new 20 gig and took out the USB cable that I didn’t need anymore. I didn’t have to complain, and apple didn’t feel like ripping me off just because I bought the ipod before the announcement. Maybe they do care…

Posted by Paul on July 19, 2004 at 11:57 PM (CDT)

43

Cameron:

Thats terrible, if it were still available it would of course cost less than the 20gb.

Posted by LinkinJunior on July 20, 2004 at 1:10 AM (CDT)

44

Does anybody know if the new iPod has backlit buttons on the click wheel?

Posted by Tom Walsh on July 20, 2004 at 10:31 AM (CDT)

45

So, does anyone have any info or speculation about the rumors that the 4G iPod would have a color screen and could display photos? I was going to hold out until then, but with yesterday’s announcement, it might be another year until the color display model is released, if there was any truth to the rumor in the first place. Any thoughts?

Posted by upzirons on July 20, 2004 at 10:01 PM (CDT)

46

“3g iPod owners:

If you want “shuffle”, then create a playlist with all your songs and put it on random. “

Uh, way to completely miss the point.  The reason people want shuffle is so they can do that with one click from the main menu rather than the minute+ of menu navigation and load waits necessary to turn that feature on and off.  Not to mention needing to use a PC and itunes to create a playlist.

Posted by Ura Bozo on July 29, 2004 at 8:27 AM (CDT)

47

It never fails.  Whenver a beloved company makes a bonehead - or blatantly avaricious, etc. - move, a dichotomy is left in the decision’s wake.

Two camps form: Fanboys and Whiners.  If you support the bonehead move because of your love for the company’s previous actions, you’re a Fanboy.  If you recognize that the Emperor has no clothes, you’re a Whiner.

It’s just another case of history repeating.

Posted by John the Red Neck on July 29, 2004 at 8:34 AM (CDT)

48

It amazes to see so many people gettting upset over a stupid little thing.

All Apple did on the 3.0 revision concerning “Shuffle Songs” was put in a shortcut for something you could already do ourselves if you weren’t being babies over possibly injuring your thumbs over a couple of extra scrolls and clicks!

ATTN 3G iPod owners: Here’s what you do:

Simply change your settings and turn the shuffle option on. (Personally, I like to leave mine there.) The next time you turn your iPod on and it’s at the home screen, SIMPLY HIT PLAY. All your songs will now play randomly.

You want a specific playlist, genre or artist to shuffle? Scroll to the item, and while it is selected, SIMPLY HIT PLAY.

Voila! Save yourself $300 and use your brains next time.

Posted by designmentality on January 6, 2005 at 6:17 PM (CST)

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