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The updated Nano

The new iPod nano made it's debut yesterday, thanks to none other than Steven Jobs. Whats new?

It’s even easier to find the song you want to hear. Now you can view your album art in Cover Flow. Or just press and hold the Center button to browse by album or artist. When you find the right song, press the Center button to add it to your on-the-go playlist.

Nine amazing colors, a curved, all-aluminum and glass design and what Apple says is "your own highly intelligent, personal DJ. It creates playlists by finding songs in your library that go great together."
With the new nano you can turn it sideways to view Cover Flow. And play games designed with your moves in mind.
The good news is the there have been price cuts of as much as 100 dollars on higher end models.

IPod Touch models with 32 gigabytes of memory are priced at 399 dollars while a 16-gigabyte version will sell for 299 dollars and an eight-gigabyte Touch for 229 dollars.

At a press conference yesterday, Jobs cited statistics showing iPods command nearly 74 percent of the MP3 market. There are more than a hundred million applications for iPhones and iPod Touch models have been downloaded since the "App Store" opened 60 days ago.

Jobs addressed issues about iPhone 3G performance problems by saying a free iPhone 2.1 update will be released on Friday to fix the troubles. The fix is " a big update, It fixes a lot of bugs. You will get fewer call drops ... You are not going to get some of the crashes and other things that we've seen."

Apple has incorporated motion-sensing "accelerometer" technology from its iPhones and iPod Touch models into the new Nano. This allows adjustments to screens according to how the devices are held and lets people shuffle music with "a shake."

Along with being the thinnest iPod that Apple has ever made, the new Nano is made with toxin-free components and is primarily recyclable aluminum and glass, Jobs said, addressing concerns by critics of Apple's environmental record.
"Now you can make a pretty good argument for it being the best portable device to play games on," Jobs said, noting that more than software for more than 700 games is available at the App Store.
Apple reports selling more than 160 million iPods since the first model was introduced in late 2001. The iTunes store has become the top music seller in the United States.

Do you really need a new and updated nano?
Like anything else electronic, most people don't buy a new one unless their old one is broken or significantly out of date.



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