As expected, Apple announced a sweeping update to iPod music players Wednesday. It looks like and operates with the same 3.5-inch touch-screen as the iPhone, just without phone service, reports The Chicago Tribune.
The iPod Touch, due in stores later this month, is available in a 8-gigabyte model for $299 and a 16-gigabyte version for $399. Both offer wireless Internet access and the Safari Web browser, including Google and Yahoo search engines. They run on the AT&T cellular network and include Wi-Fi, reports MSNBC.com.
Apple also unveiled a new nano model with a 2.5-inch screen for movies and games and two "classic" models in 80 and 160 gigabyte options.
Meanwhile, ZDNet reports Microsoft has cut the price of the Zune player by $50, to $199.