Apple Announces iPod Hi-Fi
High-Fidelity Speaker System for iPod Redefines the Home Stereo System
CUPERTINO, California–February 28, 2006–Apple today announced iPod Hi-Fi,
an all-new high-fidelity speaker system that works seamlessly with the iPod
to redefine the home stereo system. iPod Hi-Fi delivers breathtaking
acoustic performance and room-filling sound unlike any other speaker system
designed for the iPod in an innovative, all-in-one design that can be
powered from a wall socket or by six D-cell batteries. iPod Hi-Fi is easily
controlled by the Apple Remote for an amazing stereo experience in any room
in the house.
“Apple is reinventing the home stereo with the new iPod Hi-Fi, the first
iPod accessory that adds true high-fidelity sound quality to the iPod,”
said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iPod Hi-Fi’s unrivaled acoustic performance
and stunning design is at home in any room in the house.”
iPod Hi-Fi has been designed and engineered by Apple to deliver unrivaled
sound quality, realistic sound imaging and optimal audio performance. Its
clean, all-in-one design features a unique isolated enclosure system that
includes two custom designed wide-range speakers and a tuned, ported bass
system, minimizing vibration while maximizing sound quality and allowing
users to listen to their favorite music as it was intended with amazing
sound clarity and rich, deep bass. iPod Hi-Fi features handles to easily
transport your stereo anywhere, a removable front grille with
precision-mounting clips, touch-sensitive volume control buttons, the Apple
Remote for easy song and volume control from anywhere in the room, a
universal power supply incorporated into the all-in-one design so there’s
no bulky power brick to weigh it down, and the ability to power iPod Hi-Fi
from six D-cell batteries for true portability.
Featuring seamless integration with all iPods with a dock connector, iPod
Hi-Fi automatically recharges your iPod while docked and displays features
of iPod that maximize the iPod Hi-Fi experience such as Tone Control, Large
Album Art mode and volume mirroring.* iPod Hi-Fi includes a dual-purpose
3.5-mm auxiliary input that accepts either analog or digital signals for
easy connection to a wide range of audio sources. iPod Hi-Fi is compact and
can be powered by AC or six D-cell batteries, providing more flexibility
than any traditional home stereo and is perfect for use not only at home,
but just about anywhere you go without compromising sound quality.
Apple today also announced new luxurious leather cases designed
specifically for the fifth generation iPod and iPod nano models. The
Leather Case for iPod is made with fine, hand-crafted Italian leather and
features a soft and durable interior lining for a secure fit, making it the
perfect carrying case for iPod or iPod nano.
Pricing & Availability
iPod Hi-Fi includes the Apple Remote, a removable grille, an AC power cord
and 10 Universal Dock adapters, and is available for $349 (US). The Leather
Case for iPod is available in 30GB and 60GB models as well as an iPod nano
model, each for $99 (US). iPod Hi-Fi and all models of the Leather Case for
iPod are available through the Apple Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail
stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.
*Tone Control and Large Album Art features available with iPod nano and
fifth generation iPod.
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