Apple Unveils Latest iPods
An iPhone-like touchscreen display, access to a WiFi music store, and the ability to hold 40,000 songs are among the most notable additions to different versions of Apple’s iconic iPod. The next generation of iPods was introduced Wednesday, at an invitation-only presentation by Apple chief Steve Jobs in San Francisco.
According to a report by TheStreet.com, many of the innovations of the line’s signature product, the iPod Touch, are lifted from the iPhone, including the touchscreen interface, the scrolling mechanism for album cover art, and Web-browsing capability. The iPod Touch will allow users to download songs directly to the device, a first for the iPod.
Also announced were a new version of the Nano, which will feature video and games for the first time, and a “classic” release of the original iPod, which in one version will hold an astonishing 40,000 songs. Jobs introduced the availability of ringtones in the iTunes store, and new colors for several of the products.