Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Apple Announces the Video iPod

WATCH VIDEO of Steve Jobs presentation today. (QT7)

The new Apple iPod. The 20GB version is selling for $299 and the 60GB iPod for $399. The display measures 2.5 inch. Resolution is 320x240 pixels. Battery life is up to 20 hours.

New iTunes 6.0 (available now) features music videos, movies and TV shows for downloading at $1.99 each.

Set your music in motion

First, iPod put music in your pocket. Now it puts on a show. With support for up to 15,000 songs and up to 150 hours of video on a 2.5-inch QVGA color display, iPod gives you the ultimate music experience — sight and sound — in a lighter, thinner design. Available in classic white and dramatic black. (More)

Apple Introduces Video, TV Playing IPod

The Associated Press / Washington Post
Wednesday, October 12, 2005; 2:34 PM

Apple Computer Inc. unveiled Wednesday an iPod capable of playing videos, evolving the portable music player of choice into a multimedia platform for everything from TV shows to music videos.

Videos will now be sold alongside songs on Apple's iTunes Music Store.

Fueled by record sales of its iPod players and strong back-to-school computer sales, Apple Computer Inc. said Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, its fourth-quarter net income surged more than 300 percent to $430 million, marking the company's highest ever earnings and sales for a quarter and year.

Citing a groundbreaking deal with ABC Television Group, Apple chief executive Steve Jobs said the online iTunes store will sell episodes of hit shows "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost" for $1.99 each, making them available the day after they air on television. (more)