Apple, after much anticipation, released the video iPod at their “one More Thing…” event in San Jose today.
The new model is 30 percent thinner than previous models, has a larger 2.5-inch QVGA display with 324 x 240 resolution, at 30fps, 260,000 color 2.5-inch display, H.264 support, and either a 30 or 60GB hard drive allowing up to 150 hours of video.
A new version of iTunes (version 6) has been released to con-incide with this launch. iTunes 6 will allow download of music videos, and tv shows (like Desperate housewives and Lost! – you hated them on TV – you can now hate them even more on your video iPod!).
The new iTunes also has built in functionality for:
- Buying videos
- Buying songs for friends
- Reviews and
- Recommendations based on previous purchases
Videos will cost $1.99 each.