Apple unveils new iPod and it plays videos

iPod with video playback

First it played songs. Then photos. Then podcasts. Now iPod plays video, changing the way you experience your music and more. Apple today unveiled its latest iPods. They feature bigger 2.5-inch QVGA colour screens and are now capable of playing video (eg, music videos, TV shows). The new models come with 30GB or 60GB of storage and both are available in either black or white like the recently announced nanos. The 60GB iPod can hold up to 15,000 songs, 25,000 photos or over 150 hours of video. They support H.264 video and the .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats.

The 30GB model will cost $299 USD ($379 CAD) and the 60GB one will cost $399 USD ($499 CAD).

Apple also used the occasion to unveil iTunes 6.0 where you can now purchase over 2000 music videos, 6 short films from Pixar Animation Studios as well television shows (including episodes of both ‘Lost’ and ‘Desperate Housewives’). The short films and TV episodes will cost $1.99 USD each.