Without a doubt, iPhone is a great piece of work. I love its revolutionary touch interface, the wi-fi capability and the large widescreen display. You can read more about my views on it here.
I love the iPod nano and used it a lot before I got my SonyEricsson w810i. It is from the Sony Walkman series and with a 2GB Memory Stick Duo, I am a happy camper when it comes to listening to music. The music quality is awesome but the music player interface itself could use some improvements.
Now, iPod Touch has been unveiled by Apple. It is a lot like Apple iPhone without the phone features. Some of the killer features in iPod Touch that made the iPhone so popular are:
- 3.5 inch widescreen display
- the incredible multi-touch screen
- Wi-fi enabled
- Safari browser with iTunes, YouTube access
- 8GB iPod Touch – $299
- 16GB iPod Touch – $399
As I was thinking that I would absolutely get an iPod Touch before I’d dream of getting an iPhone, Kyle reports that Apple has dropped their prices on iPhones (and on new iPod Nano iPod Classic)! It looks like they are dropping the ball on their 4GB iPhones and hence the price adjustments.
And a huge one at it in just 2 months after its launch. They have dropped a whopping $200 on the 4GB and 8GB iPhones to $299 ($499 earlier) and $399 ($599 earlier) respectively! Talk about paying a premium for the new gadget addiction. I wouldn’t be happy now if I had bought an iPhone when it launched.
Although, this puts the whole thing in a different light for me when it comes to purchasing my next gadget (as if I need one). I might as well get the 8Gb iPhone for the price of a 16GB iPod Touch. But, I have a feeling the price of iPod Touch is in for a quick revision as well right after the holiday season is over. And I might just have to wait until my birthday in January to decide what I want for a gift from you.
Update: Apple is responding to its angry customers and offering $100 Apple store credit to the early iPhone adopters. Read more here..