rustyjaw Posted July 18, 2004 Report Share Posted July 18, 2004 Newsweek magazine's cover article will be about the iPod: Please excuse the rather unattractive photo. The article has been posted at MSNBC, but its getting hammered. There's also a related article covering the new iPod, which is pretty much evolutionary. The rumor is that they will introduce the new models tomorrow (7/19). One of the best things is that they are bringing the scroll/button-wheel from the Mini to the full-sized iPod. The Mini button-wheel is such a good design. They are all slightly thinner. Battery life is up to 12 hours, they needed to improve this. Prices are reduced by $100 across the line. I think this is to open up the top price-slot for a 60GB model which will be introduced later (but the 60GB drives were released a few weeks ago by Toshiba). Multiple on-the-go playlists (finally!). Apparently there are more shuffling options as well, and a general reorganization of some menus. Audiobooks can be plays up to 25% faster or slower without shifting the pitch of the voice. It remains to be sen how many of these improvements will be available via a software upgrade for the current iPods. I would expect the track shuffling, multiple on-the-go playlists, and menu reorg will be done in software, but I guess we'll find out tomorrow. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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