Apple goes after the YouTube generation and fitness freaks with its latest iPod Nano
Apple’s latest iPod Nano now has a video camera, mic and speaker, which means iPod aficionados can shoot video wherever they are, view it on their iPod nano and use their computers to easily transfer their videos to YouTube.
It will have a larger 2.2-inch colour display than its previous version and polished aluminium and glass enclosure. iPod nano also features a built-in FM radio with live pause, as well as a built-in pedometer.
Users will be able to can share videos instantly with friends using its display and speaker, or sync with a Mac or PC and share them on YouTube, MobileMe, Facebook or via email. iPod Nano can even shoot videos with fun real-time effects such as Thermal, Film Grain, Kaleido and X-Ray.
The Live Pause feature lets users pause and resume playing their favourite FM radio shows. iPod nano also features Genius Mixes, which automatically creates up to 12 endless mixes of songs from your iTunes library.
It’s built-in pedometer can keep track of your steps taken and calories burned, helping you meet your short and long-term fitness goals.
The iPod Nano provides up to 24 hours of music playback or five hours of video playback on a single charge. The 8GB model holds up to 2,000 songs, 7,000 photos, eight hours of video and seven hours of captured video; and the 16GB model holds up to 4,000 songs, 14,000 photos, 16 hours of video and 14 hours of captured video.
Apple also released its iPod Touch lineup, which is designed as a pocket computer, a great game player and access to Apple’s revolutionary App Store with over 75,000 applications.
iPod Touch features Apple’s Multi-Touch user interface, a 3.5-inch widescreen glass display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a built-in accelerometer and speaker.
iPod Touch features Cover Flow, Shake to Shuffle and access to the iTunes Store. Like the Nano, it supports Genius Mixes, which automatically creates up to 12 endless mixes of songs from your iTunes library.
Movies and television shows can be watched on the 3.5-inch widescreen display and the iTunes Store catalogue gives instant access to over 11 million songs, TV shows and Hollywood movies that can be purchased and downloaded directly.
It has a built-in accelerometer, and a multi-touch user interface for use with the over 20,000 game and entertainment titles available on the App Store. With support for peer-to-peer connections, the new iPod touch gives users the ability to play multi-player games with people next to them or around the world. iPod touch customers can add new game titles from the App Store over Wi-Fi anytime and anywhere.
The company has also released an iPod Shuffle, which has intuitive controls are located on the headphone cord, letting users navigate and enjoy music without even looking. With the press of a button, users can play, pause, adjust volume and switch playlists, plus the VoiceOver feature lets iPod Shuffle speak song titles, artists and playlist names.
iPod Shuffle is based on Apple’s shuffle feature, which randomly selects songs from your music library.
In addition to the Apple Earphones and Apple In-Ear Headphones with remote, third party manufacturers including Sony, V-MODA, Klipsch and Scosche are supporting built-in headphone controls, while Belkin and Scosche offer built-in headphone adapters allowing users to enjoy iPod shuffle with their own headphones.
iPod Nano 8GB $199
iPod Nano 16GB $249
iPod Shuffle 2GB $79
iPod Shuffle 4GB $109
iPod Touch 8GB $268
iPod Touch 32GB $399
iPod Touch 64GB $549