Revamped iPod nano and Sixth-generation iPod Classic unveiled by Apple

iPod Classic and iPod nano

Yesterday, at the much awaited special Apple event, the company rolled out its next-generation iPod Touch. Joining it are two more additions to the iPod family of digital music player. They are the new sixth generation iPod classic and a new iPod Nano.

The newly unveiled sixth generation iPod Classic delivers features such as music, photos, and video storage just like older generations. The iPod Classic like older editions too can hold podcasts and games.

The only features that are new to this sixth generation iPod Classic seem to be enhanced user interface featuring Cover Flow, allowing users to scroll through their entire music collection by album cover artwork using the Click Wheel.

Plus, this iPod is housed in an all-metal anodized aluminum and polished stainless steel enclosure. The iPod Classic is available in two colors namely silver and black.

It is available in two capacities of 80GB and 160GB. The iPod Classic features up to 40 hours of music playback and seven hours of video playback in the 160GB model, and up to 30 hours of music playback and five hours of video playback in the 80GB model on just a single charge.

The newly unveiled iPod nano sports a much larger display which now measures around 2-inches. The display offers 320×240 pixel resolution and is 65% brighter than its previous generation model.

Like the iPod Classic, the iPod nano too features an enhanced user interface that has the ability to display album artwork and photos. Besides, the iPod nano’s interface also includes Cover Flow.

The iPod nano delivers up to 24 hours of audio playback or five hours of video playback on just a single charge. The new nano is also encased in an all-metal design made with anodized aluminum and polished stainless steel.

The new iPod nano comes in five colors namely silver, black, blue, green and a (PRODUCT) RED special edition model.

According to Apple, the new new iPod classic and iPod nano are ideal for playing iPod games and comes pre-loaded with the entertainment trivia game iQuiz; Vortex, a fast-paced 360 degree brick-bashing game; and Klondike, the popular solitaire card game.

Additional games will be available for purchase later this month from the iTunes Store, including Sudoku and Tetris from Electronic Arts and Ms. PAC-MAN from NAMCO.

The iPod Classic has been priced at $249 for the 80GB model and $349 for the 160GB model. The 4GB iPod nano costs $149 for the silver model. The 8GB iPod nano is available in silver, black, blue, green and (PRODUCT) RED for $199. Both these revamped iPods are immediately available worldwide.