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Wednesday, July 07, 2004, 08:00 am PT (11:00 am ET)

Apple iPod mini international availability set for July 24

Apple today announced that iPod mini, the smallest portable music player ever to hold up to 1,000 CD-quality songs, will be available internationally on July 24. iPod mini offers music lovers the ideal combination of ultra-portable design, style, song capacity, ease-of-use and audio performance.

"The iPod mini has been a smash hit in the US, and we’re thrilled to finally be able to offer it to music lovers the world over," said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. "iPod has changed the way people listen to music and is now the number one digital music player in the world."

iPod mini is the world’s smallest portable music player to hold up to 1,000 CD-quality songs, weighs just 3.6 ounces and is encased in an ultra-portable, lightweight anodized aluminum body, available in five colors—silver, gold, pink, blue and green. iPod mini features Apple’s amazing Click Wheel for effortless one-handed operation, along with the same award-winning user interface as the rest of the iPod family, and works seamlessly with Apple’s iTunes, the number one online music store.

Pricing & Availability

iPod mini for Mac and Windows is currently available in the US and is expected to be available worldwide through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers on July 24 for $249 (US). iPod mini comes in a choice of a silver, gold, pink, blue or green 4GB model and includes a belt clip. All iPod minis include earbud headphones, an Apple iPod mini power adapter, a 1.2m 30-pin to FireWire cable, a 1.2m 30-pin to USB 2.0 cable and a CD with iTunes 4.6 for Mac and Windows computers.

Optional accessories with the following suggested retail prices include the iPod mini Dock for $39 (US), in-ear headphones for $39 (US) and arm band for $29 (US).

iPod mini can be charged with either the FireWire or USB 2.0 cable and gets up to eight hours of battery life. iPod mini requires a Mac with a FireWire port and Mac OS X version 10.1.5 or later (Mac OS X v10.2 or later recommended); or a Windows PC with a FireWire or USB 2.0 port, or a Windows-certified FireWire or USB 2.0 card and Windows 2000, XP Home or Professional.