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Whaddyareckon?: The new iPods

Steve Jobs and his followers evidently believe that the feeling of holding a new iPod is better than owning a set of giant, gold-covered robots you can climb into and use to fight people. But what about the people on the street?

In the early hours of September 6, your slumber may have been stirred by the sound of an Apple fan's alarm clock.

The most devoted among the devotees -- the Apple core, if you will -- arose at a ridiculous time to boot up their Macs and follow CEO Steve Jobs' announcement of the new iPod line-up in San Francisco.

Windows Vista and the PS3 may have had midnight launches, but the enthusiasm for Microsoft and Sony can't compare to the emotional highs an Apple fan experiences when watching footage from the Turtlenecked One's keynote.

Audience members whistled, whooped and cheered as a rainbow of new Nanos materialised on the giant screen. Introducing the iPod Touch, Jobs referred to the device as "one of the seven wonders of the world".

Steve and his followers evidently believe that the feeling of holding a new iPod is better than owning a set of giant, gold-covered robots you can climb into and drive around, crushing vehicles underfoot. But what about the people on the street? In this week's Whaddyareckon? we took two of the new players outside and caught people's first reactions on video.

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