Apple announced the company’s new digital device, the iPod. If you weren’t one of the lucky few to have been invited to attend, but still want to see Apple’s charismatic CEO give the presentation, now you can.
Apple has made Steve Jobs’ presentation of the
iPod available via QuickTime.
The iPod is a diminutive MP3 music player that uses a 5GB FireWire-based hard disk for storage.
Encased in a stainless steel design that’s complementary to Apple’s line of desktop and laptop computers, the iPod weighs about six and a half ounces and is about the size of a deck of cards — 2.4-inches wide by 4-inches tall, and only about three quarters of an inch thick.
The iPod draws its power from a rechargeable lithium polymer battery, which recharges directly from the FireWire interface every time it’s connected. Jobs told the crowd that it takes about an hour to charge the iPod. The iPod also comes with a FireWire-based power adapter.
The device is expected to be available beginning on Saturday, November 10 for US$399 from The Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized resellers.
MacCentral attended the event yesterday and we have
posted a recap.