It's Official: Apple Announces Portable MP3 Player Called The iPod & iTunes 2 (With Pic)

Well folks, itis official. Appleis "breakthrough digital device" is a portable MP3 player. Better yet, itis saddled with the silly name of iPod. The company also announced iTunes 2, the next version of its Mac-only MP3 player.

The iPod, according to The Apple Store:

  • Holds over 1000 songs
  • Weighs just 6.5 ounces - fits in your pocket
  • Plays up to 10 hours with 20 minute skip protection
  • Auto synchronizes all your music with iTunes
  • Transfer a whole CD in less than 10 seconds
  • Charge with the included power adapter or over FireWire
  • Breakthrough UI with an innovative scroll wheel
  • 60 mWatt amp powers high-fidelity sound earbuds
  • Ultra-slim 5-gigabyte drive doubles as a FireWire disk

The unit is priced at US$399, with the optional power supply priced at US$49. The unit will be shipping in early November.

iTunes 2 will also ship in November and will include compatibility with the iPod, an equalizer, and other new features.