Apple has announced an updated lineup of iPods. So far, a $250 120GB iPod Classic and restyled iPod Nano ($149 for 8GB, $199 for 16GB), and a thinner iPod Touch with integrated speaker (8GB, $229, 16GB for $299, and a 32GB for $399) have been revealed.
Within its first 24 hours of being on sale in the iPhone app store, 8 people bought a program called "I Am Rich" for $1000. The best part? The application does absolutely nothing except display an animated red gem.
Four years ago, Pepsi ran a campaign that gave away 100 million songs through iTunes, helping to launch the digital music service into the limelight. Now, the Pepsi campaign is back, except this time, Amazon's MP3 Store will play distributor. The switch shows the industry's growing dissatisfaction with Apple.
According to a leaked patent application, Apple has begun working on a Zune-like "wireless" version of the iPod; the new device will allow users to browse the catalogs of nearby devices and allow said users to purchase tracks directly from their iPod without ever having to sync up to a computer.
Read Apple CEO Steve Job's thoughts on DRM and the music industry. Excellent read about the four big labels, why iTunes is not really a closed-environment, and how Apple would be happy to eliminate DRM.