Apple has announced a second model of its iPod digital music player - a 10GB hard drive that allows users to pack up to 2000 CD-quality songs into the 185 gram device.
All iPod owners can now also download free software to store up to 1000 names and addresses alongside the music in a contact list. Users can transfer contact lists from Entourage, Palm Desktop or Mac OS X's Address Book into the iPod Contacts folder. The iPod is the only portable music player with Auto-Sync, a feature that automatically downloads the iTunes digital music library and keeps it up to date whenever the device is plugged into a Mac. The FireWire port allows faster downloads than USB-based devices and the battery lasts up to 10 hours with continuous use, according to Apple.
has also added 20 EQ (equaliser) presets, allowing customers to adjust the dynamic range to match the music. The product will be available early this month and will retail for $1095. The 5GB model remains priced at $895. It requires Mac OS X version 10.1 or Mac OS 9.2 and iTunes 2.0.4. Contact and EQ
features can be downloaded at www.apple.com.au/ipod.