Coming Up At Apple
Apple says next month, it'll introduce a smaller version of iPod the size of a business card, half an inch thick and weighing 3.6 ounces, along with a new rev of its iLife digital lifestyle software, and a new music program called Garage Band.
At Macworld in San Francisco, Apple ceo Steve Jobs said the iPod mini is aimed at high-end flash memory MP3 music players, a Reuters report states here.
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At $249, it's $50 cheaper than the current entry-level iPod and is aimed at mp3 players such as those made by Rio Audio and others in an increasingly crowded market," it continues, going on:
"It didn't take long for Apple to have fresh competition. Hours before Jobs' keynote, Rio Audio announced a new version of its Nitrus player that boasts 4 gigabytes of storage, or enough to store about 1,000 songs, the same as Apple's new iPod.
"Moreover, a slew of souped-up portable music players that use the competing Windows Media Audio file format are slated to roll out at the Consumer Electronic Show this week in Las Vegas."
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