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Fat Nanos and the iPod Touch

So, Apple has some new toys. A red Shuffle, iPod Nano replaced by the Fat Nano (not its official name), 160GB iPod Videos and a phoneless iPhone – with WiFi, Safari and YouTube – and possibly most importantly of all, a WiFi iTunes Music Store.

It’s the iPod Touch and despite having no possible justification for buying one (or, come to think of it, any money) and the comparatively limited capacity (8Gb for the cheaper model, 16GB for the bigger one), I really want one. Apple technolust strikes again.

Incidentally, the combination of iTunes and Wi-Fi is a major up-yours to the phone networks, who tend to demand big cuts of any download services. Apple’s just bypassed them altogether.