Apple did indeed reveal the Video iPod today (from SFGate.com)
The new iPod can hold up to 15,000 songs, 25,000 photos or over 150 hours of video and is available in a 30 gigabyte model for $299 or a 60 gigabyte model for $399. It ships next week and will come in white or black, the company said.
"The new iPod is the best music player ever -- it's 30 percent thinner and has 50 percent more storage than its predecessor -- yet it sells for the same price and plays stunning video on its 2.5-inch color screen," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, at a press event in San Jose.
Of course the Apple isn't going to hesitate with content, either.
Content for the video iPod, available over Apple's new iTunes 6 Internet service, includes over 2,000 music videos, six short films from Jobs' other company, Pixar Animation Studios, and five television shows from ABC and Disney Channel, including "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives."
Convienently for Apple, they also announced a net profit of US$1.3 billion for fiscal year 2005 - the first time they've cleared the one billion mark.
I talked awhile back about how well Apple has been able to generate hype
and this video announcement is no different. Take a look at the blogpulse trend for vide ipod here
Now, watch the blogosphere go wild deciding if this new product will change their lives.