Apple overhauls entire iPod line

Apple announced today a new range of iPods ready for the holiday season.

Big on the list is the iPod touch which is near identical to the iPhone apart from that it's thinner and has no phone functionality. The nano has been updated to include video support and is a little fatter than previous versions but still incredibly thin.

The iPhone has now dropped in price so the new price is $399 for the 8GB model. There will no longer be a 4GB model.

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Digix said,
converters have been around a long time, even audacity can solve that problem >_>

Screw converting. I want my music to play as is. Besides, I don't want to convert 15,000+ files.

Mathachew said,

Screw converting. I want my music to play as is. Besides, I don't want to convert 15,000+ files.

If these are legit songs then rip them again from your cd.

betasp said,
I don't think you should get upset at Apple not supporting a closed, proprietary format.

Yes, you're only allowed to use Apple's closed proprietary format. :cheeky:

excalpius said,

Yes, you're only allowed to use Apple's closed proprietary format. :cheeky:

AAC is an iso standard. Its specification is completely open and there are numerous implementations of AAC.

the ipod touch is pointless... i mean it would of been ONE HELL OF AN IPOD if it had more than 16 damn gigs...

what can u do with 16gigs these days... your going to have to make a TON of compromises to make it all fit especially if you want to put videos on it :eek: . i mean its nice and all and id love to have one, but 8 and 16 gigs is just not enough, specially when u can get 10x the amount of space for less...

i also dont really think the whole metallic thing will look too fancy with the new ipod classics, i liked the 5g look its a lot slicker..

im kind of disapointed in this new lineup i have to say =|

Ev!L-aLphA said,
16 gigs is just not enough, specially when u can get 10x the amount of space for less...

You can get a 160GB player for less than $299? Where? As far as I know, the only company making a 160GB player right now is Apple, and theirs costs $349.

8GB/16GB is plenty for many people. I don't think you should be expecting 1080p HD movies on a 3.5/2.5 screen do you ? as for the rest, everyone has their own taste.

roadwarrior said,

You can get a 160GB player for less than $299? Where? As far as I know, the only company making a 160GB player right now is Apple, and theirs costs $349.

the 16gig costs 399 as far as i know, hence making the 160gig cheaper.

I was considering buying the latest and greatest iPod from Apple, but it seems they've messed up this time (IMO). Actually this gives me good perspective and I can snag some good deals on people getting ready to dump 5.5 gen iPods.

Messed up? They've only improved on every aspect of the player. Faster hardware, new OS, MUCH longer battery life, big capacity boost.

What you don't like it being rounded?

Danrarbc said,
Messed up? They've only improved on every aspect of the player. Faster hardware, new OS, MUCH longer battery life, big capacity boost.

What you don't like it being rounded?

I'm assuming all the qualities you mentioned are for iPod classic. I dont care much for the new OS (is there one on classic?), and the capacity boost to 160 gigs isnt for me (I would be happy with 30 tbh). To me, its a music player, not a way of life.

Please explain what you mean by faster hardware. More responsive? I didnt find 5.5 gen iPods to be sluggish.

Longer battery life could be useful though.

As per some others guess I'm a bit disapointed. Was looking to perhaps replace my iAudio X5 since the batteries ending its life and the cost along with the need for more capacity has me thinking I could try for something in the region of 80GB or so. Not being interested in the flash players it seems the HD based one got a bit left to the side with this update. Guess I can hope that in the comming months a real update comes out. Duno, we'll see.

Wow. They look really nice. I might just get one if the reviews come out good.

But is it just me or do the images on Apple's website of the new iPods look a bit..uh.. photoshoppy?

Don't think anyone has mentioned that the iPhone has also seen a $200 price cut on the 8GB version. The 4GB has been discontinued.

I'm a bit dissapointed with the new lineup alltogether. The shuffle is still more expensive than most its rivals in its class, many small mp3 players come cheaper with more functions (namely a screen). Nano was a sleek impressive device but now it just looks like a cheap chinese nano clone. I see no point in watching videos on mobile devices but I get that some people do. Still I think smaller flash players should be designed with music interfaces in mind first and then video if it's necessary at all. iPod classic has a much better interface and more capacity which still seems like the best deal of iPod over there. Touch.. well it's nice and all but I don't see how useful it can be. It's maximum capacity is not enough for many serious music audience, it's harder to handle than a classic iPod (size and scratch wise) and I find the giant screen coverflow thing to be a little overkill for such a small capacity music player. Video playing should be good on it, but you'll have shuffle your music like you would on a small flash based player if you want to get both videos and music in that thing. Internet? Still, nice, but many of you probably have phones that are able to connect to the web so it'd be wiser to buy an iphone and get rid of one of the devices you carry.
I seem to get on the wrong side of the bed today, but seriously this wasn't the brand new lineup I was expecting.

Hahahhaha !!! I am better off with my 30gb iPod video .... I am yet to fill it up to the brim .... Its hardly even filled up to some 10gb's, WTF!!! are you gonna do with a 160gb MP3 player lol!!!

I got a 60Gig iPod and its about 70% full with only bout 6000 songs and a few videos. It'll fill up sooner then later. But 160gigs, dang, would need to put lots of vids on it to fill it up!

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