MACWORLD EXPO, TOKYO—March 21, 2002—Apple® lately introduced a 2d type of its groundbreaking iPod® virtual tune participant that includes a 10GB laborious power, permitting customers to pack an implausible 2,000 CD-quality songs into the iPod’s ultra-portable, 6.Five-ounce design. Apple additionally introduced that every one iPod house owners can now obtain loose instrument that provides the facility to obtain and retailer touch lists with as much as 1,000 names and addresses proper along their tune. As well as, shoppers can now order their new iPod with a customized laser engraving etched into iPod’s chrome steel again.
“iPod means that you can simply put your whole tune assortment to your pocket and concentrate to it anyplace. With the brand new 10GB iPod, you’ll be able to concentrate on your tune steadily on six round-trip flights between San Francisco and Tokyo and not listen the similar track two times,” stated Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “ Plus, now you’ll be able to retailer your touch lists inside of your iPod, too.”
iPod house owners can now upload a distinct contact to their new iPod through personalizing the chrome steel again with a customized laser engraving. The iPod may also be engraved with a reputation and/or non-public message to commemorate particular occasions comparable to a commencement, birthday, or a profitable crew’s season, in addition to for id in case of loss.
iPod is the one transportable tune participant with Auto-Sync, an cutting edge function that robotically downloads your whole iTunes™ virtual tune library into iPod and robotically assists in keeping it up-to-date each time the iPod is plugged right into a Mac®. With iPod’s integrated FireWire® port, a large 2,000 track library may also be downloaded in not up to 20 mins—30 occasions quicker than USB-based gadgets. The iPod’s battery supplies as much as 10 hours of continuing tune and recharges robotically each time iPod is hooked up to a Mac, the use of energy equipped over the FireWire cable.
iPod is the primary transportable tune participant that permits customers to hold all their touch knowledge for one thousand colleagues, friends and family, proper subsequent to their whole tune assortment. Shoppers can switch touch lists from Entourage, Palm Desktop or Mac® OS X’s Cope with Ebook into the iPod Contacts folder.
With its cutting edge scroll wheel and graphical person interface, iPod shoppers can briefly boost up thru a whole library of two,000 songs to search out and play their favourite track or briefly and simply get admission to any in their contacts in seconds.
Apple has additionally added 20 EQ presets, starting from R&B to Classical, permitting shoppers to regulate the iPod’s dynamic vary to higher fit the tune they’re taking note of. Shoppers can observe EQ settings to songs whilst they concentrate to them with the iPod’s Settings menu, or make the most of the EQ settings that they assigned to particular person songs of their iTunes library.
The brand new 10GB iPod is to be had right away for a advised retail value of $499 (US), and the 5GB type stays priced at $399 (US), thru The Apple Retailer® (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail shops and Apple Licensed Resellers. Laser engraving is to be had for $49 (US) and will come with two traces of textual content with as much as 27 characters in line with line. An iTunes 2 CD, earbud-style headphones, FireWire cable and FireWire-based energy adapter are all integrated. Each Touch and EQ options are to be had totally free obtain to present iPod house owners at www.apple.com/ipod. iPod calls for Mac OS X model 10.1 or Mac OS nine.2 and iTunes 2.zero.four.