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With Nano and Rokr, Apple makes itself heard

The iPod keeps getting smaller, even as it stays the big kid on the music player block. Also: iTunes in a phone. Photos: Meet Rokr and Nano

First the Mini, then the Shuffle, now the Nano--the iPod just keeps getting smaller, even as it stays the big kid on the music player block. Then there's the Rokr: iTunes in a phone.

Apple store buzzes with Nano fever

From impulse buyers to careful contemplators, shoppers crowd a downtown San Francisco store to see and buy Apple's latest iPod.
September 10, 2005

iPod phone isn't perfect, but it's a start

Questions about an iPod cell phone have been rife in nerd circles for months. So how is Apple's offering?
September 10, 2005

Apple's iPod costs likely went up--in a flash

Company's two new music players are smaller than its iPod Minis--and they probably cost more to make, too.
September 7, 2005

News.com Poll

Hybrid handsets
Do you want your cell phone to double as your music player?

Yes, the perfect combo
Take it or leave it
Absolutely not

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Right time, right gadget?

Analysts say 50 percent of digital music players hold fewer than 100 songs, which is just about how many the new iTunes phone will hold.
September 7, 2005

Rokr iTunes phone, iPod Nano unveiled

The Nano, 80 percent smaller than the original iPod, and the iTunes-enabled cell phone take the stage in San Francisco.
September 7, 2005

photos Steve Jobs unveils iTunes-enabled cell phone, plus the pencil-thin iPod Nano.
September 7, 2005

More iPods to ride in 2006 cars

Acura, Audi, Honda and Volkswagen are the latest automakers to offer support for Apple's popular music player.
September 7, 2005

The Nano: Pretty, but pricey

CNET editor's take The iPod Nano is thin, beautiful, and feature-filled, but 2GB or 4GB may not be enough for some.
September 7, 2005

The Rokr: Phone first, player second

CNET editor's take After months of rumors, the Motorola Rokr iTunes phone is finally here. We dig its beat.
September 7, 2005
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Steve Jobs, CEO, Apple

photos Kanye West performs at the debut of the Rockr cell phone and iPod Nano.
September 7, 2005

Bloggers have their say about the new music gadgets--amazing, or anticlimactic, depending on whom you read.
September 7, 2005 related videos

Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the diminutive iPod Nano, which can hold about 1,000 songs.
September 7, 2005

Built by Motorola, the Rokr is available in the U.S. from cellular carrier Cingular Wireless.
September 7, 2005

All six Hogwarts novels and all of the Material Girl's albums can be had digitally from the music store.
September 7, 2005 related coverage

Sony to upgrade Walkman to challenge iPod

Company will offer two disk-based players, with 20GB and 6GB of storage, and three flash-memory-based players.
September 8, 2005

photos Sony tries to take on Apple's iPod with more advanced Walkmans.
September 8, 2005

Can MP3 players cause hearing loss?

The best features of music players are also the reasons those gadgets may hurt your hearing.
The New York Times
September 6, 2005