Apple today introduced the all-new iPod nano with a new aluminium body, an incredible 24 hours of battery life and more than twice the music capacity for the same price as the previous generation. The new iPod nano features Applees innovative Click Wheel and an even smaller, thinner and lighter design available in silver, pink, green, blue and black.

>iPod nano is the worldds most popular digital music player, and weeve completely redesigned it to make it even better,, said Steve Jobs, Applees CEO. The all-new iPod nano gives music fans more of what they love in their iPods – twice the storage capacity at the same price, an incredible 24 hour battery life and a gorgeous aluminium design in five brilliant colours..

With a stunning aluminium enclosure available in five brilliant colours, therees an iPod nano to match everyonees individual style. The second generation iPod nano is even more compact than the original and has a brighter, more vibrant display perfect for viewing album art and up to 25,000 photos. Intuitive new features such as Search and Quick Scroll make it even easier for music fans to find exactly what they are looking for and enjoy their music on the go, and with seamless integration with iTunes 7 and the iTunes Store, the new iPod nano lets customers choose from over two million songs from the worldds most popular digital music store.

The new iPod nano supports gapless playback for enjoying albums the way they were intended. iPod nano also includes Applees patent pending Auto-Sync technology that automatically downloads a userrs digital music collection, photos or podcasts onto iPod nano and keeps it up-to-date whenever iPod nano is plugged into a Mac or Windows computer using USB 2.0. The second generation iPod nano features up to 24 hours of battery life and completely skip-free playback.*

Apple is also unveiling new accessories designed for the second generation iPod nano, including lanyard headphones, an armband, a dock, and a new incredibly compact USB power adapter which at almost half the size of the previous USB power adapter is perfect for charging your iPod while travelling. The new iPod nano features the 30-pin iPod dock connector allowing it to work effortlessly with an incredible range of third-party products, from home stereo speakers to cars featuring iPod integration. There are now more than 3,000 accessories available for the iPod. The second generation iPod nano also works seamlessly with the Nike + iPod Sport Kit, and provides support for voice recording accessories.

Pricing and availability

The new iPod nano models are now available worldwide through the Apple Store and Apple Authorised Resellers. The new 2GB iPod nano model in silver is available for RRP $219 incl. GST the new 4GB models in silver, pink, green and blue are available for RRP $299 incl. GST, and the new 8GB model in black is available for RRP $380 inc GST. All iPod nano models include redesigned earbud headphones providing superior comfort, fit and sound quality, and a USB 2.0 cable.

New optional accessories designed for the second generation iPod nano with the following recommended retail prices include: lanyard headphones for RRP $59 incl. GST, armband for RRP $48 incl. GST, iPod nano Dock for RRP $48 incl. GST, and an iPod USB power adapter for RRP $48 incl. GST.

Source Apple Computer Australia