It is really confusing now that there appear to be two ipods both that are 30GB, the confusing question is what's really changed. For instance Costco has a 30GB iPod, but not he 80GB iPod, so which is it. The only way to know appears to be the model number for the new one (MA444LL/A).
The specs appear to be just about identical, with 14 hour battery life for music and 2.5" screen that is supposed to be brighter. Apple advertises that they are showing 640x480 movies, but the specs say that screen is just 320x240, so I don't completely understand from the "tech specs":http://www.apple.com/ipod/specs.html
The other model is the "MA0002LLA":http://www.pricegrabber.com/p__Apple_iPod_Video_5th_Generation_30GB_Media_Player_White,__12721946
According to "ilounge":http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/ipod/review/8564/ the main difference is not screen resolution but that it is brighter than before. The music playback is 14 hours as before, but video playback has doubled to 4 hours from the original 5G.
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