iPod touch Gets 5 New Apps

By Richard Menta 1/15/08

Beginning today all iPod touch units sold will include five new applications to Apple's top of the line digital audio player. The iPod touch will now get Mail, Maps with Wi-Fi location, Stocks, Notes, and Weather. Current iPod touch owners can also receive the update, but they will have to pay $20 for the privilege. This opens up a whole new market where Apple sells software upgrades to the iPod, ala the OS upgrade market that generates additional revenue for its PCs. Apple announced that they sold 5 million copies of Leopard in the opening weeks, let's see if consumers are willing to do the same for their iPod. If so, it will be a windfall market for Apple, though it also means early adopters of any product will always have to shell out more.

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