Apple Introduces iPod nano

Sep 07, 2005, 01:00 ET from Apple Computer, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple(R) today introduced
 the iPod(R) nano, a revolutionary full-featured iPod that holds 1,000 songs
 yet is thinner than a standard #2 pencil and less than half the size of
 competitive players. The iPod nano features an ultra-portable, lightweight
 design with a gorgeous color screen, Apple's patent pending Click Wheel and
 the ability to hold 1,000 songs or 25,000 photos. iPod nano works seamlessly
 with the iTunes(R) Music Store, the world's number one digital music service.
 The iPod nano is available immediately in a 4GB model priced at just $249 and
 a 2GB model priced at just $199, with both models available in stunning white
 or black designs.
     "iPod nano is the biggest revolution since the original iPod," said Steve
 Jobs, Apple's CEO. "iPod nano is a full-featured iPod in an impossibly small
 size, and it's going to change the rules for the entire portable music
     iPod nano is the perfect combination of innovative design, storage
 capacity and ease of use. Thinner than a standard #2 pencil and weighing only
 1.5 ounces, iPod nano comes in two models -- the 4GB iPod nano holds up to
 1,000 songs and the 2GB iPod nano holds up to 500 songs. iPod nano features
 Apple's innovative Click Wheel for precise, one-handed navigation, and its
 ultra-portable design fits into even the smallest pocket making it easy to
 take iPod nano to the gym, in the car, traveling, commuting or anywhere you
     The most fashionable and wearable iPod ever, the iPod nano features
 optional accessories including lanyard headphones, which integrate the
 headphone cables into the lanyard, so users can wear their iPod nano around
 their neck without dangling headphone cables. For customers looking to
 personalize their iPod nano with colors, an optional set of iPod nano Tubes in
 pink, purple, blue, green and clear offers fashionable protection in a sheer
 casing while enabling full operation of all functions including the Click
 Wheel. Optional armbands available in gray, pink, blue, red and green allow
 users to wear their iPod nano as the ultimate fashion and sports accessory.
     iPod nano features the same 30-pin dock connector as the iPod and iPod
 mini, allowing it to work effortlessly with a wide range of over 1,000
 accessories developed for iPod, including home stereo speakers and iPod car
 adapters for an incredible music experience at home or in the car.
     Featuring seamless integration with the iTunes Music Store and the iTunes
 digital music jukebox, iPod nano includes Apple's patent pending Auto-Sync
 technology that automatically downloads a user's digital music collection,
 photos or Podcasts onto iPod nano and keeps it up-to-date whenever iPod nano
 is plugged into a Mac(R) or Windows computer using USB 2.0. With its stunning,
 high-resolution color screen, iPod nano allows users to display album art
 while playing music, view photo slideshows or play games in full color. iPod
 nano features up to 14 hours battery life* and completely skip-free playback,
 as well as new stopwatch, world clock and screen lock applications.
     Pricing & Availability
     The 4GB and 2GB white and black models of iPod nano for Mac or Windows are
 available worldwide immediately for a suggested retail price of $249 (US) and
 $199 (US) respectively, through the Apple Store(R) (, Apple's
 retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. All iPod nano models include
 earbud headphones, a USB 2.0 cable and a CD with iTunes for Mac and Windows
     New optional accessories designed for iPod nano with the following
 suggested retail prices include:  Lanyard headphones for $39 (US), armbands in
 five colors each for $29 (US), dock for $29 (US) and a set of iPod nano Tubes
 in five different colors for $29 (US) and will be available within the next 30
     iPod nano requires a Mac with a USB 2.0 port and Mac OS(R) X version
 10.3.4 or later and iTunes 4.9 (or later); or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port
 and Windows 2000, XP Home or Professional (SP2) and iTunes 4.9 (or later).
     * Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See for more information. Music capacity is based on four
 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding; photo capacity is based on iPod-
 viewable photos transferred from iTunes.
     Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple
 II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.
 Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-
 winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and
 professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music
 revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.
     NOTE:  Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, iPod, iTunes and
 Apple Store are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be
 trademarks of their respective owners.

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