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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:22 pm    Post subject: Apple Intros New iPod Touch Reply with quote

Apple Intros New iPod Touch
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Posted by: Glenn

Apple today introduced the second generation iPod touch featuring an thin contoured metal design, a 3.5-inch widescreen glass display, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi wireless networking, integrated volume control buttons, a built-in speaker for casual listening, a built-in accelerometer and other advanced sensors, and Apple's revolutionary Multi-Touch user interface. The new iPod touch is available immediately for a suggested price of $229 for the 8GB model, $299 for the 16GB and $399 for the 32 GB model through the Apple Store.



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish the 1G touch would have included a speaker, but I guess thats what my iPhone is for now. I think they could have done better with the pricing, but it's a nice update. It's a shame they still make you pay for updates though.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Apple should have gone with a brushed metal back. I bet this one is even more slippery than the first one because of its tapered shape. It's also the same old a fingerprint magnet. I like that they added an external speaker though. I wish that mine had one.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the feature list in the announcement are the same for the older version, so what's changed?

Price, external speaker, styling and rated battery life. Anything else?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, Chris! Don't forget "Genius Playlist creation".... Rolling Eyes Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And you can still have it in any colour - so long as it's black.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ask because I've been thinking about getting one of these. The external speaker isn't important to me - as long as it is still able to beep alarms and the like (can it?). The battery life seems to be down to the 2.1 update. That just leaves the styling... to be weighed against getting a 16GB refurb for less than the price of a new 8Gb.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think shake to shuffle is new, and so is the integrated nike+ dongle (you still need the shoe doohickey though).
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find it pretty incredible that a company which takes such pride in the beauty of its user interfaces would have incorporated 'shake-to-shuffle' in a product. It's so lame...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wedge wrote:
I think shake to shuffle is new, and so is the integrated nike+ dongle (you still need the shoe doohickey though).


The original version has an accelerometer, so presumably shake to shuffle is software too.

Hmm, bluetooth.
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JohnnyBoy wrote:
I find it pretty incredible that a company which takes such pride in the beauty of its user interfaces would have incorporated 'shake-to-shuffle' in a product. It's so lame...

Incredibly lame. iPod touch users should be able to shake their groove thing too. Sad
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