Apple Unveils Uninspiring 6G iPod

Tweaks mostly inside.

It has taken Apple almost a year to update its current range of iPods, but it did just that last night and the results were, well… disappointing.
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First up we were presented with the new iPod (video) which was easily the biggest let down of the night. Virtually identical to the existing 5G, improvements – excluding a 60 per cent brighter screen – were all largely on the inside.


While the 30GB version remains, a new 80GB flagship was announced and consequently video battery life has increased to 3.5 hours and 6.5 hours respectively. Battery life playing music is still a distinctly average 14 hours on the 30GB and 20 hours on the 80GB. Software also gets a re-jig with gapless playback, text based search and brightness controls added while a new range of games – including Pac Man, Tetris, Mahjong and Mini Gold – have been made available for £4.50 a pop.


Dimensions and weights remain the same, but the two models have at least seen their prices cut to £189 and £259. Not really the touch screen revolution we were all expecting. Ultimately, after one of the longest product cycles in the iPod’s history, what we have got basically amounts to a software refurb…


I suspect many of competitors will see this latest generation as a major opportunity to haul back market share.


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