USA Today reviews new Apple iPod nanos, updated iPods, iTunes 7 (each earns 4 stars out of 4)

“The best of breed portable media players and jukebox software have gotten better. I reached that conclusion after testing a new iPod, iPod Nano and iTunes 7 software, all launched last week in San Francisco. Along the way, Apple continues to distance itself from rivals with a host of relatively small but pleasing improvements,” Edward C. Baig reports for USA Today.

Baig covers new features of iTunes 7, including:
• Navigation
• Gapless playback
• Synchronization
• Video games

Baig also takes a look at the new iPod nano and the updated 5G iPod in the full article here.

Related articles:
Time Magazine’s Gadget of the Week: Apple iPod 80GB – September 21, 2006
CNET Editor’s Choice: Apple fifth-gen updated iPod – ‘best, most attractive iPod to date’ – September 20, 2006
Disney’s remarkable 1st week iTunes movies sales should have studios clambering aboard Apple train – September 20, 2006
Disney sells 125,000 movie downloads via Apple’s iTunes Store in first week – September 19, 2006
PC Magazine review: iTunes 7 ‘Apple’s best effort yet’ (4 stars out of 5) – September 15, 2006
CNET Editor’s Pick: Apple’s new 2G iPod nano – ‘sure to be top choice among wide range of users’ – September 14, 2006
Apple debuts new iPod in 30GB and 80GB with Hollywood movies, games and new lower price – September 12, 2006
Apple intros new iPod nano with new aluminum design in five colors and 24-hour battery life – September 12, 2006
Apple unveils new iPod shuffle: world’s smallest digital music player – September 12, 2006
NFL and Apple team up to offer 2006 NFL game highlights via iTunes Store – September 12, 2006
Apple debuts iTunes 7 – September 12, 2006


  1. I am most concerned about the large number of Mac users that now seem obsessed with Zune, often comparing it to the iPod or just merely putting it down. They are giving the Zune more webspace than Microsoft could ever have imagined… and all for free.

    If you mention how hideous something is, you KNOW you’ll generate a crowd that will want to investigate it for themselves.

    Do you really think you can make your own feeble life appear better by supporting a strong product? Make something impressive or merely produce a unique thought and I would be impressed, but to stand and be proud that you have the ability to point out the obvious is pathetic and lazy.

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