Shares of Apple Computer (AAPL) rose 1.9% to $68.55 on Instinet volume of 472,015 early Tuesday after the company unveiled a 1GB version of its iPod nano portable music player priced at US$149.
Apple also reduced the price of its iPod shuffle player to $69 for the 512MB model and $99 for the 1GB model.
The previous pricing for the iPod Nano started at $199 for the 2GB model while the 512MB iPod shuffle’s pricing started at $99.
Apple also unveiled a programming agreement with CBS’s Showtime Network, saying it will begin selling the shows “Sleeper Cell,” ““Fat Actress,” and “Weeds” via its iTunes Store.
• MacBook Pro. The first Mac notebook built upon Intel Core Duo with iLife ’06, Front Row and built-in iSight. Starting at $1999. Free shipping.
• iMac. Twice as amazing — Intel Core Duo, iLife ’06, Front Row media experience, Apple Remote, built-in iSight. Starting at $1299. Free shipping.
• iMac and MacBook Pro owners: Apple USB Modem. Easily connect to the Internet using dial-up service. Only $49.
• iPod Radio Remote. Listen to FM radio on your iPod and control everything with a convenient wired remote. Just $49.
• iPod. 15,000 songs. 25,000 photos. 150 hours of video. The new iPod. 30GB and 60GB models start at just $299. Free shipping.
• Connect iPod to your television set with the iPod AV Cable. Just $19.
Apple unveils new 1GB iPod nano for $149; iPod shuffle now starting at just $69 – February 07, 2006
Apple adds three of CBS’s Showtime TV shows to iTunes Store; Video downloads top 12 million – February 07, 2006