New 1GB iPod nano
by Giles Turnbull
Apple releases a new iPod nano today - and it would seem that rumors of the iPod shuffle's death have been greatly exaggerated.
The new machine is a black or white 1GB iPod nano, with a retail price of $149 and room for 240 songs or 15,000 photos. Compare this with the $99 you pay for a 1GB iPod shuffle, which of course has the same capacity but no screen.
So now you can make a conscious decision - pay 50 bucks more for the color screen and the interface extras that come with it, or save a little and stick with the shufflicious simplicity.
And for the time being, the shuffle still has a place in the official iPod line-up, suggesting that there's still some life in it yet.
|In the UK, at least, there's been a bit of a price cut on the iPod shuffle (they're now £50 and £70, rather than £70 and £90, leaving room for the £110 nano). Probably wise; you can get unbranded 512GB MP3 players for about £35 but brand-name ones (Sony, Creative) are over £60, and I imagine that even the iPod brand wasn't enough to stop a pinch in the sales.|
|15,000 photos! They'd have to be pretty durn small to put that many on - 16k each? I guess that's ample for its screen size -- but the 60GB ipod holds only 25,000. Is this a file system limitation then?|
@Ben: This is the small print from Apple: