Wednesday, October 12, 2005

New IPod...again, but no Madonna

Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced a new iPod that can play videos -- though it is still primarily a music device -- and new offerings in its online store, including music videos and television programs.
Jobs said that five shows from ABC will be available in the store -- including Desperate Housewives and Lost.
Music videos and television shows will be $1.99. Jobs said they will be available the day after a show airs, without commercials. It should take 10 to 20 minutes to download an episode.
For the players, a 20GB model will cost $299, and the 60 GB sells $399. Apple said it is 30 percent thinner than the current 20 GB version, though it is the same size otherwise.
The prices are the same as current models. Both are available in black or white, and start shipping next week.
Video will be shown on a 2.5-inch display, though it can also send video out to a television.