Apple Announces New iPods: 10, 15 and 30GB

Apple today announced three new iPod models in 10GB, 15GB and 30GB capacities. Life is good. The new models feature an all new case design and updated iPod software. The following is a list of features available on all new models or noted otherwise.

Features:

  • Thinner and lighter
  • 10GB and 15GB is 5.6 ounces, 30GB is 6.2 ounces and thicker than 10GB and 15GB
  • Blue backlit screen
  • 4 touch buttons (reverse, “Menu”, play/pause and forward) across top of touch wheel
  • Remote connector
  • Headphone port
  • “Hold” switch
  • Dock connector on bottom
  • Docking station with line-out
  • FireWire (Mac)
  • USB 2.0 (Windows – requires USB 2.0 + FireWire Cable and software update. Available in June)
  • Customizable menu
  • Includes two new games; solitaire and parachute
  • Create On-The-Go playlists
  • Calendaer
  • Contacts
  • Notes reader
  • Sleep timer and Alarm clock
  • AAC (Advanced Audio Codec) supported

    iPod 15GB and 30GB models (Mac and Windows) include Earbud headphones, AC adapter, dock connector to FireWire cable, 4-pin-to-6-pin FireWire adapter. The 30GB model includes the Dock, remote, carrying case, earbud headphones, AC adapter, dock connector to FireWire cable and 4-pin-to-6-pin FireWire adapter. The new iPods retail for (10GB) $299, (15GB) $399 and (30GB) $499, and is now available for order at Apple store online. Expected shipping is 2-5 days for UPS Ground.

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