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Apple updates iPod Touch, cuts price

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Sep 2008 18:03 User comments (8)

Apple updates iPod Touch, cuts price Apple has unveiled the second-generation iPod Touch today at the "Let's Rock" event in San Fransisco and with it comes a few notable updates as well as a price cut.
The media device has a new revised casing that includes stainless steel in replacement of plastic. The casing also gives the device a shape more like the iPhone 3G, Apple's popular smartphone. The new device is thinner than the previous generation and includes new volume buttons as well as a speaker which will allow users to hear alerts as well as their music or videos.

Natively integrated into the updated device is the Nike+ sport system which allows users to measure and record the distance and pace of a walk or run. The device has a built-in receiver that will match up with Nike shoe transmitters. The software is also included and already installed.

The interface saw a slight tweak as well, one that follows in the footsteps of the new iTunes 8. The interface can generate "Genius playlists" which are based on your favorite music or purchased tracks.

More importantly, battery life has been extended 50 percent, to 36 hours for music from 24 for the previous generation Touch. Video will now last up to six hours from the current 3-4.

The prices have also been cut pretty dramatically with the 8GB model now selling for $229 USD, the 16GB for $299 USD and the 32GB now selling at $399.

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8 user comments

19.9.2008 22:07

aww crap not speakers so i have to hear every idiots music all the time

29.9.2008 22:50

that sucks a$$. I paid almost 500$ for my touch. 1st gen, 16 gig, no volume buttons and no speaker. Damn it.....shuda waited.

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39.9.2008 22:51

im pretty sure the speaker is only for alerts and ims.

49.9.2008 22:53

Originally posted by lxfactor:
im pretty sure the speaker is only for alerts and ims.
as well as a speaker which will allow users to hear alerts as well as their music or videos.

I think that means we get to hear what everybody is listing to.

510.9.2008 10:12

Quote:
Originally posted by lxfactor:
im pretty sure the speaker is only for alerts and ims.
as well as a speaker which will allow users to hear alerts as well as their music or videos.

I think that means we get to hear what everybody is listing to.
See, I like this feature, because carrying a tangled pair of headphones or a bulky set of tinny "portable" speakers sucks. Why not have it all in one package? We already have to put up with cellphones!

611.9.2008 0:13

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by lxfactor:
im pretty sure the speaker is only for alerts and ims.
as well as a speaker which will allow users to hear alerts as well as their music or videos.

I think that means we get to hear what everybody is listing to.
See, I like this feature, because carrying a tangled pair of headphones or a bulky set of tinny "portable" speakers sucks. Why not have it all in one package? We already have to put up with cellphones!
I agree. I just don't know why they couldn't have done this earlier.

711.9.2008 9:14

This is the second gen? Doesnt look any different than mine. Great job Apple for adding an extra button!

811.9.2008 23:43

Originally posted by hulud86:
This is the second gen? Doesnt look any different than mine. Great job Apple for adding an extra button!
It's two extra buttons, a speaker...and a slightly tweeked interface.

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