iPod touch: the Apple of Apple’s “i”

If cutting down the price of the new iPhone by $200 (after only two months on the market) wasn’t enough to put the tech collective in a frenzy, Apple has announced their new iPod – the iPod touch – along with updated models of the Nano and Classic.

The iPod touch sports a 3.5 inch widescreen display with a fully-functional interface not unlike the iPhone (Safari web browser, YouTube). But the biggest draw iPod touch has to offer is wireless downloading capabilities: purchase songs from Wi-Fi iTunes on the fly.

Since iPod accessories like the car adapter allow for an entire library to be played through a vehicle, imagine how convenient it will be to cue up and download whatever song you fancy at any possible moment, barring areas without hotspots. Starbucks locations the world over will provide free wireless access, so the notion of no service near you is slim to none, seeing there’s a Starbucks on every goddamn corner of Planet Earth.

Both the 8GB and 16GB iPod touch will be available on September 28.

Not to be outdone, the new Nano features a 2-inch video screen that can be used in a similar manner to last year’s iPod Video (album artwork, photos, etc.). Last, but definitely not least is the revamped Classic, with a storage-stuffing 160GB model going for $349.

The new Nano and Classic models are available in stores now.

While I love the new design and features of the iPod touch, I’m much more excited about the 160GB Classic aka a teeny-tiny, heavy-duty hard drive with headphones.

Apple has always been a practical company, and I’m quite worried the bells-and-whistles approach to their new products will frustrate consumers who want simplicity over an overload of options. There’s a reason the iPhone has brought Apple criticism

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