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iPod.I bought my iPod about two years ago.Though not altogether affordable, I was drawn to the clean and intelligent design matched with smart advertising and tremendous "cool factor."After purchasing my iPod I soon learned of the cult following iPod had drawn and began in the race to have the latest and hippest MP3 player.
History to date.Veteran Podsters understand that at least once a year Apple performs a feat that at once fills them with dread and delight: an iPod upgrade. The delight comes from a new look and new capabilities. The dread comes from the realization that you’re a step behind the cutting edge and must consider whether to buy your way back on it.And here it goes again. The considerably tweaked fourth-generation iPod just was just released.It looks a bit different, operates more efficiently, has a few more features and costs less. Here are the highlights.
The click wheel. The iPod keeps getting slimmer and more streamlined. While the initial version had a relatively boxy feel, subsequent versions have been curvier and smaller. This one is about a millimeter thinner and, more significantly, eliminates the control buttons that sat under the display screen. Instead, it uses a “click wheel,” where the controls are placed on the compass points of the circular touchpad that lets you scroll through menus.
Longer play.The new iPods are rated for 12 hours of play between charges-a 50 percent boost in battery life. This is accomplished, Apple says,;not by a heavier battery but diligent conservation of power.;Although the iPod is essentially an MP3 player, as it has a hard drive you can also use it as a storage device. While that is true of many MP3 players, including the devices based on flash memory, you’ll find your iPod has plenty of storage capacity. The original iPod came in 5GB, 10GB and 15GB versions, but it’s most current upgrade revised to 10GB, 15GB and 30G

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