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New Apple iPods -- Pricing Comparisons

As you may have heard, Apple has refreshed its Apple iPod line for the second consecutive September.


    Apple iPods 07: iPod shuffle, nano, classic, touch -- iPhone

- See my updated Portable Media Players Gallery for details on each of the new products, with comparisons to previous generations and competitive products.

What's particularly fun about tracking the iPod line is the way it exemplifies the tremendous and continued price drop for storage -- combined with substantial upgrades in capabilities (music to photos to video, 1" to 3.5" displays, mono to color).

- See my updated Apple iPod Pricing tables to track the increased capabilities Apple has been able to offer at different price points -- $79/$99 shuffle entry point, $149 and $199 nano with display, $249 and $349 iPods with hard drive.

New iPod line summary below



iPod product line summary (9/07)

iPod shuffle - 1 GB $79
Now in five colors
1.62 x 1.07 x 0.41 in., including clip; 0.55 oz.

iPod nano - 4 GB $149 , 8 GB $199
(9/06 - was 2 GB $149, 4 GB $199, 8 GB $249)
3rd generation, video playback
2" display, 320 x 240, 204 ppi
2.75 x 2.06 x 0.26 in.; 1.74 oz.

iPod classic - 80 GB $249, 160 GB $349
(9/06 - was 30 GB $249, 60 GB $349)
6th generation, thinner, new all-metal enclosure
2.5 in., 320 x 240, 163 ppi
80 GB - 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.41 in., 4.9 oz.
160 GB - 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.53 in., 5.7 oz.

iPhone - 8 GB $399
(6/07 - was 4 GB $499, 8 GB $599)
Mobile phone + widescreen iPod + Internet communications
3.5 in., 480 x 320, 160 ppi
4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46in., 4.8 oz.

iPod touch - 8 GB $299, 16 GB $399
Wi-Fi wireless networking, iPhone multi-touch user interface
3.5 in., 480 x 320, 163 ppi
4.3 x 2.4 x 0.31in., 4.2 oz.

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