60 Gig iPod on its way

MP3 players

If we were betting men we’d wager plenty of money on the next generation iPod sporting a huge 60 Gigabyte hard disk. We are confident we’d be backing a winner thanks to the news that Apple’s main hard disk provider, Toshiba, is to deliver a 60 Gigabyte hard disk very shortly.

At the announcement of its new 1.8inch 60 Gigabyte hard drive for personal audio players at the Computex 2004 exhibition in Taipei, Cindy Lee, deputy manager of Toshiba Digital Media Network Taiwan Corp, also acknowledged that one of the first customers was Apple.

The drives, which enter mass production in July/August, could well feature on a new Apple player later in the year. Apple’s largest capacity iPod is currently its £398.99 40 Gigabyte model. Rivals Creative offers a 60 Gigabyte model (Nomad Jukebox Zen) while Iclef recently unveiled a player with 80 Gigabytes of storage.

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