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Apple Introduces Pencil Like iPod nano

Apple Introduces iPod nano

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 market.”

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
go.

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)
(http://www.apple.com), 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 computers.

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 days.

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
http://www.apple.com/batteries 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.

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