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Gizmo lovers rejoice - Apple unveils the new iPod nano, iMac G5

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Gizmo lovers rejoice - Apple unveils the new iPod nano, iMac G5

It’s perhaps the most happening product after the Walkman, with the new generation plugged in to iPods, music has never sounded so sweet. Apple on October 27 unveiled two cutting edge products – the fifth generation (and still counting) iPod nano and the iMac G5, which will delight all photographers, budding and professional, as well as movie lovers.

The iPod nano, getting thinner with every new version, is just 11 mm thick (or thin), but can hold 500 songs (in the 2GB model) and 1,000 sings (in the 4GB model). While the 2GB model is priced at Rs 15,200, the 4GB model costs Rs 18,200. When asked about the price differential between the iPods available in India and the rest of Asia, Yeo Eng Young, Product Marketing Manager, Portables, Asia Pacific, Apple, replied, “These prices are the shipped out prices. The prices are slightly higher in India because of the excise duties.”

With the introduction of iPod nano, which works seamlessly with iTunes, the world’s best digital jukebox, Apple plans to phase out the iPod Mini, an earlier version.

The iPod nano requires a Mac with a USB port and Mac OS X version 10.3.4 or later as well as iTunes 4.9 (or later). It is also compatible with a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows 2000, XP Home or Professional (SP2).

The iPod nano joins the iPod Shuffle (priced between Rs 7,100 and Rs 9,500) and the immensely successful iPod (priced between Rs 22,100 and Rs 29,400) to suit every pocket and song collection.

Apart from songs the iPod nano can also store up to 25,000 photos.

Another Apple product that will gladden the hearts of photography and movi lovers is te new iMac G5. Priced between Rs 78,000 and Rs 99,500, te iMac G5 comes armed with features like built-in iSight video camera for out-of-the-box video conferencing and Plle’s breakthrough Front Row media experience.

The Front Row gives users a simple, intuitive and powerful way to play their music, enjoy photo slide shows and watch DVDs and iMovies.

In a release issued by the company, Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, said, “The new iMac G5 debuts our amazing Front Row media experience, we think users are going to love it. Plus, te buit-in iSight video camera delivers out-of-the-box video conferencing with friends and family, as well as hours of fun with our new Photo Booth application.”

Apple currently has no plans to introduce any new campaigns to promote these new products and are preferring to go the press conference way, introducing the products to the members of the press.


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