Apple ha annunciato la disponibilitā immediata dell'iPod U2 Special Edition, che rappresenta il risultato della collaborazione tra il produttore americano, il gruppo musicale U2 e Universal Music Group (UMG). Il dispositivo (cfr. foto seguente) appartiene alla quinta generazione degli iPod di Apple: essendo dotato di una capacitā di memorizzazione pari a 30Gb č in grado di gestire fino a 7500 brani musicali, 25000 fotografie e filmati aventi una durata complessiva di oltre 75 ore.
Altre peculiaritā di questo iPod sono il Click Wheel in rosso e la firma degli U2 in bella evidenza sull'involucro nero della periferica, pronta per l'uso in ambiente Windows 2000 e XP (con SP2) e Mac OS X version 10.3.9 o superiore. La connessione elettronica con il computer richiede una porta conforme con lo standard USB 2.0.
iPod U2 Special Edition č acquistabile presso gli Apple Store; costa $329.
CUPERTINO, Calif., June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple today
introduced the new iPod U2 Special Edition as part of a continued
partnership between Apple, U2 and Universal Music Group (UMG). The new U2 iPod
is based on the fifth generation 30GB iPod and holds up to 7,500 songs,
25,000 photos or over 75 hours of video and features a distinctive, all-black
stainless steel enclosure, red Click Wheel and custom engraving of U2 band
member signatures. U2 iPod customers will also receive 30 minutes of exclusive
U2 video downloadable from the iTunes Music Store. The new U2 iPod is
available immediately for $329.
"We're thrilled to continue working with one of the greatest bands in the
world to bring U2 fans a special edition of the world's best digital music
player," said Greg Joswiak, Apple's vice president of worldwide iPod Product
Marketing. "With its distinctive new design, including an all-black stainless
steel enclosure, the new U2 iPod is sure to be a hit."
Featuring seamless integration with the iTunes Music Store and the iTunes
digital music jukebox, the new U2 iPod features Apple's patent pending
Auto-Sync technology that automatically downloads digital music, podcasts,
photos, audiobooks, home movies, music videos and popular television shows
onto the iPod and keeps them up-to-date whenever the iPod is plugged into a
Mac or Windows computer using USB 2.0. The new U2 iPod features up to
14 hours of battery life for music playback.*
Pricing & Availability
The new 30GB U2 iPod is available immediately for a suggested retail price
of $329 (US) through the Apple Store (www.apple.com), Apple's retail stores
and Apple Authorized Resellers. The new U2 iPod includes earbud headphones,
USB 2.0 cable, a case and dock insert. U2 iPod customers will also receive a
coupon for 30 minutes of exclusive U2 video content downloadable from the
iTunes Music Store.**
iPod requires a Mac with a USB 2.0 port and Mac OS X version 10.3.9 or
later and iTunes 6; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows 2000, XP
Home or Professional (SP2) and iTunes 6.
* Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See
www.apple.com/batteries for more information. Music capacity is based on four
minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding; video capacity is based on H.264
750-Kbps combined with 128-Kbps audio; and photo capacity is based on
iPod-viewable photos transferred from iTunes.
** Not available in all countries.
Source: Apple Press Release