"Must be some type of joke?"1.0 starson by xpose
Pros: Only thing new. . is available by new software/firmware
Cons: No new hardware!
Summary: What is the Preview editor thinking? "Much improved"? How is that? How is an itunes update and a firmware update (to add podcasts) much improved for the same price? They desperately need a real hardware update with new features.
Apple refreshed its iPod lineup to include (now this is the exciting part) all color screen ipods except for their mini's. Added Podcasts to iTunes. Talk about a feature update. Big news huh? Didn't think so. And they dropped a 30gig mp3 player. So either buy the overpriced $300 20 gig, or the overpriced $400 60gig. And I say overpriced, because there are players out there that will do what iPod does and 4X as much. Search for "X5" at Cnet. Clearly a win-win situation for the consumer? HMMM =P
Apple is LONG overdue with their entry player to support video/fm tuner/voice recorder. This announcement is almost as bad as the introduction of the iPod Shuffle. Seriously, give us something to talk about =\