Apple Debuts New iPod touch – Video iPod With Wi-Fi
Apple has introduced the new iPod Touch, which features their multi-touch user interface. Basically, the Touch is an Apple iPhone without the crappy AT&T network. The widescreen display, married to the multi-touch interface, allow the user to utilize the mobile Mac OS X operating system in exciting new ways. The iPod touch also includes Wi-Fi wireless networking for accessing the Web via Safari and special access to YouTube.
But what’s iPod Wi-Fi without wireless iTunes? Well, Apple also introduced an iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store allowing Touch owners to wirelessly browse, preview and buy songs and albums from the most popular online music store in the world. The iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store lets you browse the iTunes Top Ten lists of songs and albums overall or by genre, check out new releases and â€œWhatâ€™s Hot,â€ or search for your favorite songs, albums or artists. You can preview any song for free, then purchase and download the ones you like directly onto your iPod touch over Wi-Fi. The music you download will be automatically uploaded into your iTunes library the next time you sync your iPod touch with your computer.
With its 3.5-inch widescreen display, the iPod touch is great for watching movies and TV shows, as well as viewing photos and album art. The 8mm thick iPod touch has a built-in accelerometer that automatically senses when you rotate it into its landscape position. When youâ€™re in music, it automatically switches to Cover Flow so you can browse your music collection by album cover artwork with just a flick of a finger. When in Photos, it automatically displays the photo in its landscape aspect ratio; and when in Safari it displays the web page horizontally. iPod touch also has a built-in ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts the displayâ€™s brightness. Apple claims the iPod touch will last up to 22 hours (audio playback) and five hours (video playback) on a single charge.
The new iPod touch comes in two storage flavors: 8GB for $299 and 16GB for $399. Both will be available sometime later this month. More information on the iPod touch.