Apple's Done It Again

As always, the response to that statement is, "done what?" The new Apple iPod is a $400 music player sporting a 5 Gb hard drive, FireWire (IEEE 1394) port, large LCD screen, and 10-hour lithium polymer battery. It recharges itself over FireWire. If you don't have a computer handy, you plug the FireWire cable into an included AC adapter. It combines the best features of most MP3 players into a single box. It doubles as a hard drive. It slices and dices and makes pounds of julienne potatoes. It syncs itself up with iTunes, the new 2.0 release due out simultaneously in early November. Rip in iTunes 2 (twice as fast now, Apple claims), plug the iPod in, zoom zoom zoom at 40 Mbps over FireWire. Run away and play.