Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Apple launch Zune-killer

Although, admittedly, it's a bit like killing off the Yangtze Dolphin and not that difficult, Apple have integrated wi-fi into the new iPod. Only, unlike Zune's Zune-to-Zune function, if you're in a wi-fi Zone, you can use Safari to browse the web, access the iTunes store and... well, you know, do stuff online.

The new iTunes Music Store will also let you create ringtones for your iPhone, if you have one - 99cents extra for a double-use iTunes download, apparently. We're not quite sure why you should have to pay any extra money: if you've bought a song, surely you've bought the song, regardless of how it gets played? It's only a step away from charging 79 cents for a song to listen to when you're happy, but then charging an extra 99 cents if you're going to play it a few years later when you're feeling nostalgic.

Apple porn over on the official website. Did we mention the touchscreen?


2 comments:

karlt said...

Right... so it's like an iPhone, except that you can't make telephone calls on it?

simon h b said...

And no camera, as far as I can tell. And no contract locking you in to O2.

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