Thursday, September 06, 2007

Apple unveils new iPod with Wi-Fi

CEO Steve Jobs unveiled a series of iPod upgrades - including more storage and bigger screens.The design is probably the best that Apple or anyone else in consumer electronics has ever done--they just look great.

The new iPod uses the same innovative touchscreen technology as the iPhone. It is Apple's first iPod with wireless internet access.Web browsing is fast, thanks to built-in wireless networking.  

A new version of the Classic comes with a full metal design and is thinner than its predecessor. A $249 version has 80 gigabytes of storage and 30 hours of audio. A slightly thicker model features 160 gigabytes of storage and will retail for $349.

"This boggles the mind," Jobs said. He noted that the original iPod could hold up to 1,000 songs. Today, an iPod can store 40,000 songs.