Apple Releases Fourth Generation iPod (Updated)

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Date: Sunday, July 18th, 2004, 17:55
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Newsweek iPod CoverFeatured on the next cover of Newsweek, The iPod G4 seems like a nice generational bump for the full size pod. The big design flaw of the 3G iPod is fixed – with navigation like the mini, there are no longer separate buttons above the wheel! Reputed to be slightly thinner and presumably lighter than the model it replaces, the new lineup should provide 20GB, 40GB and 60GB capacities at lower price points for the two smaller drives. I am happy to see the bigger machine retain its trademark color scheme to keep its identity distinct from the mini. This is a nice conservative approach for the flagship model and the big question and potential snag is supply. The 60GB drive is new and demand for the big boy could outstrip supply. Understandable, but potentially embarrassing when combined with mini shortages and the missing iMac.
Read More to find out more about what’s new in the iPod 4G…