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 “What’s Hot,” 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 you’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 display’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.

Author: FutureMusic

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