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Apple unveils new range of products; launches 1GB iPod Nano at Rs 9,700

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Apple unveils new range of products; launches 1GB iPod Nano at Rs 9,700

Apple introduced a range of products in the Capital on Tuesday. To start off, the company unveiled a new 1 GB iPod Nano. Priced at Rs 9,700, the new iPod is equipped with the same features as its 2GB and 4GB versions and can hold up to 240 songs and 15,000 photos.

“Now everyone can afford an iPod Nano, with our new 1GB model starting at just Rs.9,700,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s Vice-President of Worldwide iPod Product Marketing. “The iPod is the world’s most popular digital music player with over 40 million sold, and now even more music lovers can experience the unrivaled combination of iPod and iTunes,” he added.

In addition, Apple announced that the iPod shuffle was now more affordable than ever with the 512MB and 1GB models priced at Rs 4,600 and Rs 6,500, respectively.

Among the other products that the company unveiled included the new iMac featuring Mac OS X running on the new Intel Core Duo processor. Starting at Rs 79,800, every new iMac comes with iLife’ 06, the next generation of Apple’s award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications featuring major new versions of iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD GarageBand and iWeb, which is one of the new iLife application that makes it easy to create amazing websites with photos, blogs and Podcasts.

“The iMac has already been praised as ‘the gold standard of desktop PCs’, so we hope customers really love the new iMac, which is up to twice as fast,” a statement quoting Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, said.

Apple also introduced its new MacBook Pro notebook computer. “MacBook Pro delivers dual processor desktop performance in a thin, sleek notebook,” said Jobs, adding, “The new MacBook Pro, with its Intel Core Duo dual core processor, delivers the performance of not just one, but two G5 processors in the world’s most stunning one inch thin design.”

Among the other things unveiled by the company were a new Mac mini with Intel Core Duo processor priced at Rs 35,500, iPod Hi-Fi at Rs 27,700. Besides, iLife ’06, and iWork ’06 are priced at Rs 4,800 each as well as a iPod Radio remote at Rs 3,600.


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