Apple have introduced the new iPod, featuring a 60 percent brighter 2.5-inch color display, which the company says is ideal for watching TV shows and movies.
The new iPod features integration with iTunes 7 and the iTunes Store, which now includes over 75 Hollywood movies, 220 television shows and popular video games designed specifically for the fifth generation iPod.
The new iPod is available in a 30GB (gigabytes) model at a suggested retail price of US$249 and an 80GB model, which holds up to 20,000 songs or 100 hours of video, for US$349.
Popular video games designed specifically for the fifth generation iPod include: “Bejeweled,” “Cubis 2,” “Mahjong,” “Mini Golf,” “Pac-Man,” “Tetris,” “Texas Hold’em,” “Vortex” and “Zuma,” and are available for purchase on the iTunes Store.
The 30GB model features up to 14 hours of battery life for music playback and up to three and a half hours of video playback, and the 80GB model features up to 20 hours of battery life for music playback and five and a half hours of video playback.* The new iPod features brightness control allowing users to easily change the brightness.
The new iPod models are available worldwide through the on-line Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. The new iPod models come in white or black. All iPod models include redesigned earbud headphones and a USB 2.0 cable.