Apple has quietly trimmed the cost of video iPods in the UK.

As initially noted by iLounge, the company's 30GB model iPod now costs £179; while the 80GB model can be yours for £249. Previous prices were £189 and £259.

It's likely the new prices reflect the gradual strenghtening of UK currency against the US dollar, as industry observers don't anticipate new full-sized iPods will be made available until late summer.