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Apple to Release New iPods Tuesday


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Mac Whispers is reporting new iPods being released on Tuesday:

"On Tuesday, February 25th, 2003, Apple will announce the immediate availability of an updated line of iPods. Features will remain the same as today's 'Pods, with the only changes being hard disk capacity, and that all models will now have a solid state scroll wheel. The new line will include:
  • 10GB iPod @ $299.99
  • 20GB iPod @ $399.00
  • 40GB iPod @ $499.00

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From Forbes.com:

"...the Apple rumor mill is bubbling up with buzz about an upgrade to Apple's popular iPod digital music player. Japan's Toshiba is said to have developed a 40-gigabyte version of the 1.8-inch hard drive that would be the heart of the new iPod. Neither Apple nor Toshiba has said anything about either the iPod or the existence of the drive... new iPods do see the light of day, chances are it will happen on a Tuesday. If the last few months are any indicator, Apple tends to favor Tuesdays for new product announcements."

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40 GB. Holy crap. 200 hours of remixes of "The Hamster Dance"!!!!!


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Latest Update from MacRumors.com:

Despite several false starts, iPods continue to be expected shortly with minor updates. Features such as color screens and FW800 are not expected according to reliable rumors.

The iPod updates may, however, bring us a new unexpected service from Apple.

Sources report that Apple will be introducing an MP3 music-downloading service to users. The service partner to provide the music has not yet been identified, but songs are expected to cost $0.99 per song.

Dedicated readers may recall a similar rumor which made our 2002 Rumor Reject list with this anonymous Slashdot post.




In the future, you'll (assuming we can cut a deal with Apple Records on that nasty trademark matter) be able to plug you iPod into your Mac, browse a library of songs via iTunes, and download them directly to your iPod over broadband or AirPort. Micro-payment (well, semi-micro; on the order of a dollar per song) will be handled through the .Mac "one click" system, which Apple licensed from Amazon and already uses in iPhoto for buying photographic prints on line.



While, Anonymous Slashdot posts are certainly not a source of reliable information, it appears there may be some truth to this particular post.

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Ive had my iPod a lil over a month, and i don't regret paying 100$ for it.
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