OK boys and girls I will spare you the fanfare, hype and waiting. Were going to get right down to the meat and potatoes of today’s Apple Press Event (It’s Only Rock & Roll.) Thanks to theappleblog.com & gdgt.com for their live coverage of the event. Without them I would not have had this info or these pictures to bring to you.
Steve Job’s is back and did a large part of the presentation. He has the liver from a 20 something male who died in an unfortunate car accident and donated his organs.
iPhone & App Announcements:
30 million iPhone sold.
App store a year old. 75,000 apps.
1.8 billion apps downloaded.
iTunes 9. (Available for download NOW)
Manage apps on the iPhone via iTunes!
“Home Sharing.” Copy songs, movies, TV shows among up to 5 authorized computers.
iTunes LP – Albums w/ photos, lyrics and more!
Share on Facebook or Twitter with iTunes.
iPod & iPod Touch Announcements:
iPod has 220 million sold. 73.8% market share.
20 million iPod touches sold.
Number of games: PSP: 607. DS: 3680. iPhone: 21,178
8GB iPod touch new pricing: $199
32GB touch is $299 and 64GB touch is $399. 50% faster.
iPod Classic now $249 + 160GB (up from 120)
iPod Nano Announcements:
Black, silver, pink, green, and blue. $59 for 2GB, $79 for 4GB.
Special edition stainless steel for $99.
new iPod nano: video camera, larger 2.2-inch display, polished anodized aluminum, mic and speaker, VoiceOver, FM Rradio, pedometer.
8GB: $149. 16GB: $179.
Syncs back to your mac and has one click sending to YouTube.
Bda, Bda, Bda, That’s all folks!
Sorry to disappoint all the rumor mongers out there but Apple’s “It’s Only Rock and Roll” Press event just ended and for now the next generation of iPod Touch will NOT have a camera. They did however add some cool new stuff. Stay tuned for my next post which will list all the new goodies & features.