Apple, Inc. today introduced four new iPod Models for the Holiday Season and lowered the price of it’s popular iPhone. Get ready parents for a holiday wish list that includes an iPod; if it didn’t already have one on it. There is an updated iPod Shuffle, a new redesigned iPod Nano, a new full size iPod (now called a iPod Classic) and a new iPod Touch. Below is a breakdown of the new iPod models.
iPod Shuffle – The updated Shuffle comes in four new colors plus the base silver. The iPod Shuffle is a great way to introduce your kids to an iPod without breaking the bank. At $79 for a 1GB model, you can fit up to 240 songs, plus it has a clip to attach to your clothes so it won’t get lost. The Shuffle has a rated music playback time of 12 hours with skip-free playback. The iPod Shuffle is a perfect stocking stuffer that your kids will love.
iPod Nano – The new iPod Nano has been completely redesigned for the holidays. It now sports a wider and thinner all-metal; anodized aluminum and polished stainless steel enclosure. The iPod nano now has a larger, 320-by-240-resolution display that’s brighter than before. The iPod Nano can now playback video, something that has been available only on the full size iPod and never on a device so small. The new Nano comes in a 4GB (1,000 songs) and 8GB (2,000 songs) and starts at $149. Kids will like that they can watch movies, but with only a 2″ screen, the full size iPod might be a better choice for video.
iPod Classic – Unlike the Nano the full size iPod or “Classic” as Apple calls it received a more modest update. It now has a completely new, thinner, all-metal design and is available in a 80 and 160 GB version. The 2.5″ display is better than the Nano for viewing and storing video. And with the 160GB version holding up to 40,000 songs, it really is a portable music jukebox. The iPod classic is perfect for the teenager that wants to hold all his/her music and have the ability to watch movies as well.
iPod Touch – This is the iPod model that people have been waiting for. Apple has taken the iPhone and removed the phone part leaving us with the iPod Touch. The iPod Touch is a music and video player that can also browse the internet via a Wi-Fi connection. It can download songs from the iTunes Store directly and then sync them back up to iTunes once you dock it. It has the same great multi-touch interface and gorgeous 3.5″ widescreen display as the iPhone. This iPod is destined to become the hot gift for your teen this holiday, but at a starting price of $299 for the 8GB version and $399 for the 16GB, this is no stocking stuffer.
With all these new iPod in time for the holiday season, you have plenty of great technology gifts to spoil your kids. But don’t forget about Mom and Dad, Apple cut the price on the iPhone to just $399. Who says good things don’t come to people who wait.