WSJ.com - Apple Expands Its iPod Offerings "Apple Computer Inc. announced a minor makeover for its popular iPod music player, reducing prices for high-end storage capacities and updating the way users navigate the device.
The Cupertino, Calif., computer maker yesterday announced two new models of the slim gadget -- a 20-gigabyte iPod that holds 5,000 songs for $299 and a 40-gigabyte version holding 10,000 songs for $399. The new iPods are available immediately. Apple's iPod mini, a thinned-down version of the original, has been on back order and sells for $249.
Apart from the lower prices, the new iPods boast other improvements. They feature longer battery life of 12 hours, up from eight hours in the past, Apple says. In addition, the gizmos are a millimeter thinner than their predecessors. Apple has also gotten rid of the buttons that sat under the iPod's display screen, replacing them with a "click wheel" that allows you to control the device with one hand."
That must annoy all of the people on the waiting list for an iPod mini.