Last month Apple CEO Steve Jobs used some of his time on the keynote stage at Macworld Conference & Expo in New York, NY
to show attendees
a new, updated iPod line — including a 20GB model. Several MacCentral readers have sent word that the 20GB iPods they pre-ordered are arriving.
The news fulfills Jobs promise at the show to deliver the new units to customers in early August. The new 20GB iPod is Apple’s high-end iPod model — it features twice the capacity of Apple’s previous high-end iPod and four times the capacity of Apple’s original iPod — the 20GB model retails for US$499.
In addition to greater capacity, the 20GB iPod has also been remodeled with the industry’s first solid-state touchwheel. The mechanical scrollwheel present in previous iPods has been replaced in the new 10GB and 20GB models with a mechanism that, while cosmetically identical to its predecessor, operates more like a trackpad.
What’s more, the 20GB iPod sports improved headphones, a less bulky FireWire cable, a protective carrying case and a wired remote control.