Wednesday, October 12, 2005

New Video Capable iPod and iTunes 6

Apple computer announced the new iPod today. It's capable of playing videos and supports MPEG4 and h.264 video formats. The new iPod features a slightly wider color screen (2.5 inches) than previous models for the purposes of video playback. The iPod can can display album artwork, photos, play video, video Podcasts, home movies and television shows.

The iPods can store 15,000 songs, 25,000 photos or over 150 hours of video. Two models are available, 30GB model for $299 and a 60GB model for $399 in your choice of white or black.

Some specs of the new iPods:

- 2.5-inch diagonal color LCD screen with LED backlight
- 320 x 240
- 30 frames per sec
- 260,000 colors
- MPEG4, h.264 Video Support
- Video Out for Television playback
- Holds over 150 hours of video
- Up to 20 hours of battery life
- Apple Click Wheel
- Mac OS X or Windows 2000/XP compatible

Apple also released iTunes 6. The new version includes many new features and content in the iTunes Music Store but the key addition is video content and sales. At launch, Apple has over 2000 music videos, six short films from Pixar Animation Studios, and television shows from ABC for sale at $1.99 each. Past and current episodes are available. New episodes will be available the day after they air on Television.

The new iPod is yet another product that should increase Apple's popularity in the market. Apple should experience a new wave of iPod sales during the upcoming holiday shopping season and this should result in more potential "Switchers" that will purchase thier first Macs in the not too distant future.

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