Three new iPods Announced

Apple has announced a redesigned and upgraded iPod for both Mac and PC. The new version comes in three sizes; 10, 15 and 30 gigs. The new design includes redesigned scroll wheel and buttons, but retains the mono screen. Best of all the 15 and 30 gig models come with a wired remote and a cradle that syncs with the computer using either USB 2.0 or FireWire, so PC users are more likely to have the required hardware for connecting ($40 extra for 10 gig model or if you want a spare). The 10 and 15 giggers are both 2.4″ x 4.0″ x .62″ at 5.6 ounces, and the 30 gigger is 2.4″ x 4.0″ x .73″ inches at 6.2 ounces. Price is $300, $400 and $500 respectively. Other improvements on the software side include PIM functionality (including text notes) and an alarm clock and sleep timer option, plus solitaire and other games. The best just keeps getting better, but not cheaper.