Apple today announced (techmeme) its new holiday lineup of iPod touch, nano, shuffle and classic portable music players, as well as updated iTunes software.
Here's the rundown of what's new:
Apple iPod touch (store link)
- 8GB: $199
- 32GB: $299
- 64GB: $399
- New features: faster processor, OpenGL support, free iPhone OS 3.1 (from 3.0)
- Note: no video camera or microphone
Apple iPod classic (store link)
Apple iPod nano (store link)
- 8GB: $149
- 16GB: $179
- New features: built-in video camera, speaker, Genius Mixes, FM radio tuner, built-in pedometer, larger 2.2-in. display, 9 colors (silver, black, red, yellow, orange, green, blue, pink, purple), environmentally-friendly
Apple iPod shuffle (store link)
- 2GB: $59
- 4GB: $79
- New features: Colors (pink, green, silver, blue, black, special edition stainless steel), VoiceOver meter
iTunes 9 (download link)
- More than 30,000 ringtones from all 4 major music labels for $1.29 each
- Genius playlists, apps -- "Genius Mixes"
- Improved syncing
- Share content with up to 5 computers in your house
- Redesigned Store
- App organization
- iTunes LP -- full-album support
- Note: Beatles-related news not announced
- 30 million iPhones sold to date
- 220 million iPods sold to date
- 20 million iPod touch sold to date
- 100 million iPod nano sold to date
- iPods: 73.8% iPods, 17.9% Other (inc. Sony), 7.2% SanDisk Sansa, 1.1% Microsoft Zune
- iTunes No. 1 music retailer in world
- 8.5 billion songs sold
- 100,000,000 accounts linked to credit cards
And if you missed it, here's Sam Diaz's liveblog of the event, here's a ZDNet photo gallery from the event and here's a video of Apple CEO Steve Jobs returning to the stage.
Wall Street did not like the announcement: Apple (AAPL) shares were down 2.40, or 1.39%, in afternoon trading.
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