At the "Let’s Rock" event in San Francisco, Apple and Steve Jobs revealed an updated line up of iPods along with several new announcements. Two of the iPods that were significantly updated are iPod Nano and iPod Touch. To start with, the new 4G iPod Nano looks exactly like the rumored images which leaked few weeks back. Apple has gone back to the tall and thin form factor, dumping its 3G fat and short look. It has an oval aluminum design, with a longer display. Guess what? Jobs claims that 4G iPod Nano is the "Thinnest iPod we’ve ever made".
4G iPod Nano will be sold in what Apple calls as "nano-chromatic colors" (silver, gunmetal, purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red and pink). They’ve stuffed in an accelerometer into the device, which lets it function just like iPod Touch. You can rotate the device for watching widescreen videos, photos or for the cover flow interface. The accelerometer can also be used to change between songs just by shaking the device. It can hold up to 24 hours of music, or 4 hours of video. The device is priced at $149 for 8GB and $199 for 16GB.
Coming to iPod Touch, Apple is trying to market iPod Touch not just as a music player, but also as a gaming platform. 2G iPod Touch features sleek rounded metal body with integrated volume controls and built-in speakers. Nike+ connectivity is also packed straight inside the new iPod Touch. 16GB iPod Touch is priced at $299, whereas the 32GB version will sell for $399.
iTunes 8 with Genius Playlist
Apple has released iTunes 8 which offers a nifty feature called Genius Playlist. What it does is, whenever you play any song from your library, it smartly pulls other songs from your library which go along with the song which you are playing. This way, you’ll discover new favorites which you never knew you had! iTunes 8 is available as a free download.