Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Apple brings iPod models

Mr Darren Sng (left), Product Marketing Manager-Software, Apple-Asia Pacific, with Mr Yeo Eng Yiong, Product Marketing Manager-Portables, Apple-Asia Pacific, at the launch of Mac Mini and iPod Shuffle in the Capital on Tuesday. - - Ramesh Sharma
New Delhi , Feb. 1
THERE is some good news for iPod aspirants. Apple has brought to India its most affordable iPod ever - the iPod shuffle, priced at Rs 8,500 for a 512 MB capacity model and Rs 12,400 for a 1GB model.
"The product is targeted at music lovers who want a portable device, which does not have a large capacity and is available at a low price point. iPod shuffle is based on iPod's widely-used shuffle feature which randomly selects songs from the user's music library and play-list," Mr Yeo Eng Yiong, Product Marketing Manager (Portables), Asia Pacific, Apple, said at a news conference here.
iPod shuffle is smaller and lighter than a pack of gum, and comes in two models -- 512MB that holds up to 120 songs and a 1GB version that holds up to 240 songs.
The company has also introduced its new Mac mini, touted as the most affordable and compact Mac ever.
With this, Apple aims to target not only the new desktop users but also existing PC users aspiring for a Mac experience.
The Mac mini priced at Rs 32,200 onwards includes a CPU and a combo drive. Mac mini offers the processing and graphics performance with either a 1.25 GHz or 1.42 GHz PowerPC G4 processor and ATI Radeon 9200 graphics with 32 MB of dedicated DDR memory.
Both the models come with a slot-load Combo drive for watching DVD movies and burning CDs, and up to 80GB hard drive for storing digital media creations.