SAN FRANCISCO–September 12, 2006–Apple today introduced the new
iPod, the best digital music player and most popular portable video
player in the world. The new iPod features a 60 percent brighter and
more vibrant 2.5-inch color display perfect for watching TV shows and
now Hollywood movies right in the palm of your hand. The new iPod
features seamless integration with iTunes 7 and the iTunes Store
( which now includes over 75 Hollywood movies, 220
television shows and popular video games designed specifically for
the fifth generation iPod. The new iPod is available in a 30GB model
at the new low price of $249 and an 80GB model, which holds up to
20,000 songs or 100 hours of video, for $349.

“The world’s best digital music player has evolved into the world’s
most popular portable video player too,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s
CEO. “The new iPod’s brighter and more vibrant display and longer
battery life make it perfect for watching Hollywood movies and TV
shows right in the palm of your hand.”

The new iPod features Apple’s patented Click Wheel for precise,
one-handed navigation, and is seamlessly integrated with iTunes 7
which now features gapless playback for enjoying albums the way they
were intended to be listened to. iPod’s new Search and Quick Scroll
feature makes it even easier for music fans to find exactly what they
are looking for and Apple’s patent pending Auto-Sync technology
automatically downloads digital music, podcasts, photos, audiobooks,
movies, music videos and popular TV shows onto the iPod and keeps
them up-to-date whenever the iPod is plugged into a Mac or Windows

With its stunning high-resolution color display, iPod allows users to
view album art and photo slideshows while playing music, or watch
video and play games in full color. Popular video games designed
specifically for the fifth generation iPod include: “Bejeweled,”
“Cubis 2,” “Mahjong,” “Mini Golf,” “Pac-Man,” “Tetris,” “Texas
Hold’em,” “Vortex” and “Zuma,” and are available for purchase on the
iTunes Store.

The 30GB model features up to 14 hours of battery life for music
playback and up to three and a half hours of video playback, and the
80GB model features up to 20 hours of battery life for music playback
and five and a half hours of video playback.* The new iPod features
brightness control allowing users to easily change the brightness.

Pricing & Availability
The new iPod models are available worldwide through the Apple Store
(, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized
Resellers. The new 30GB iPod model in white or black is available for
$249 (US), and the new 80GB model in white or black is available for
$349 (US). All iPod models include redesigned earbud headphones
providing superior comfort, fit and sound quality, and a USB 2.0

Optional accessories for the new iPod include: Universal Dock for $39
(US), Apple Remote for $29 (US), Apple iPod AV cable for $19 (US),
the iPod Camera Connector for $29 (US) and a new incredibly compact
iPod USB power adapter for $29 (US) which at almost half the size of
the previous USB power adapter, is perfect for charging your iPod
while traveling.

iPod requires a Mac with a USB 2.0 port and Mac OS X version 10.3.9
or later and iTunes 7.0 or later; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port
and Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4), Windows XP Home or Professional
(Service Pack 2) and iTunes 7.0 or later. Internet access is required
and a broadband connection is recommended.

* 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; actual
capacity varies by content. Photo capacity is based on iPod-viewable
photos transferred from iTunes. Video playback based on 640X480
iTunes video content.

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.