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Apple Bumps IPod Classic, Shuffle Models

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iPod classic

The iPod classic gains storage capacity -- 160GB of storage space on a tiny hard disk drive, 40GB more than before, for the same price - $249.

The refreshed iPod classic shows that Apple still recognizes a market for the venerable iPod based on the original iPod's industrial design, eight years later.

It's also an indication that flash media storage space continues to be too high-priced compared to the highly portable hard drive Apple continues to use in the iPod classic design.

iPod shuffle

Physically unchanged from before, the 2009 iPod shuffle comes in new colors: black, silver, pink, green, and blue. The iPod shuffle comes in 2GB and 4GB capacity for $59 and $79, respectively. A new "special edition" 4GB model made of polished stainless steel will set you back $99.

Answering critics of the previous iPod shuffle design which moved the shuffle control on to the cord, Apple says that it's working with third-party headphone makers to integrate the controls into their designs as well, and that adapters are also available with more on the way.

This story, "Apple Bumps IPod Classic, Shuffle Models" was originally published by Macworld.

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