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Apple Updates Entire iPod Line, Apple Tv, iTunes 10

After a much anticipated special event, Steve has done it again when it comes to re imagining products. Here’s what went down:

iTunes 10


Apple today introduced iTunes 10 with Ping, a new music-oriented social network for following your favorite artists and friends to discover what music they’re talking about, listening to and downloading. iTunes Ping lets you post your thoughts and opinions, your favorite albums and songs, the music you’ve downloaded from iTunes, plus view concert listings and tell your friends which concerts you plan to attend. iTunes 10 also features HD TV show rentals for just 99 cents an episode and AirPlay wireless music playback.

New AppleTV (With Netflix, Rental Tv Shows)


Also announced is the new Apple TV which offers the simplest way to watch your favorite HD movies and TV shows on your HD TV for the breakthrough price of just $99. Apple TV users can choose from the largest online selection of HD movies to rent, including first run movies for just $4.99, and the largest online selection of HD TV show episodes to rent from ABC, ABC Family, Fox, Disney Channel and BBC America for just 99 cents.

Apple TV also streams content from Netflix, YouTube, Flickr and MobileMe, as well as music, photos and videos from PCs and Macs to your HD TV. Enjoy gorgeous slideshows of your photos on your HD TV using Apple TV’s selection of built-in slideshows. Apple TV has built-in HDMI, Wi-Fi, Ethernet and an internal power supply for easy set-up, and features silent, cool, very low power operation in an enclosure that’s less than four inches square – 80 percent smaller than the previous generation.

iOS 4.1/4.2

At today’s keynote event, Steve Jobs announced the upcoming availability of iOS 4.1 for the iPhone and iPod touch. Jobs noted that the long running proximity sensor, Bluetooth, and iPhone 3G performance bugs that have been raised by users will be fixed in this update.

New features to iOS 4.1 include High Dynamic Range photos, HD video upload over Wi-Fi, TV show rentals, and Apple’s Game Center will make its official debut. Also, Jobs showed off wireless printing in Pages. A “Print Center” app now shows up in multi-tasking tray to manage jobs.

iOS 4.1 will be available next week for iPhone and iPod touch and will be a free update.

Jobs also revealed that iOS 4.2 will be released in November, finally bringing iOS 4.x support to the iPad. The free update will include wireless printing as well as a new feature called AirPlay, which replaces AirTunes. AirPlay will offer streaming of video, music, and photos. iOS 4.2 will be compatible with the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone.

New iPod Shuffle


The new iPod Shuffle will see the return of buttons and will still include the VoiceOver feature that debuted in the last Shuffle model. It also has playlists capability and will take advantage of the Genius Playlists recently introduced. It will have 15 hours of battery life and will come in 5 colors: silver, pink, gold, blue, and green. The 2 GB Shuffle will cost $49.

New iPod Nano


The iPod Nano has also been updated, removing the click wheel and adding a multi-touch interface to reduce the device’s overall size. The new nano is 46% smaller than its predecessor and will have 24-hour battery life.
The nano’s new touch interface is similar to that of other iOS devices with a home screen populated with icons to access photos, artists, playlists, control playback, and more. The display’s orientation can be manually rotated to accommodate the device’s position when clipped to clothing. The nano will come in graphite, pink, blue, silver, green, gold, and a Product Red version will also be offered. It will cost $149 for 8 GB and $179 for 16 GB.

However, it no longer has a camera or plays video.

New iPod Touch


Lastly, the 5th generation iPod Touch includes the Retina Display (with 324 pixels per inch) that made its debut on the iPhone 4. It will also get Apple’s A4 chip, a 3-axis gyroscope, a rear-facing camera that can record HD video, and a front-facing camera that will work with Facetime. The iPod touch will have iOS 4.1 with Apple’s Game Center and will offer 40 hours of music playback battery life. The iPod touch will cost $229 for the 8 GB model, $299 for 32 GB, and $399 for 64 GB.

All new iPod models will be available starting next week and are available for pre-order on Apple’s site today.

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Quicknews: Apple Releases Apple TV 3.0 (Software)

Apple released their newest update to Apple TV (3.0) which adds several new features to Apple TV along with a revamped menu.

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“The new software for Apple TV features a simpler and faster interface that gives you instant access to your favorite content,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services. “HD movies and HD TV shows from iTunes have been a huge hit with Apple TV customers, and with Apple TV 3.0 they get great new features including iTunes Extras, Genius Mixes and Internet radio.”

Apple’s New Macs, MacBook, and Magic Mouse

Apple dropped a bombshell today as it release several new products.

21.5in. and 27in 1080HD iMacs

Apple today unveiled an all new iMac line featuring brilliant LED-backlit 21.5 and 27-inch widescreen displays in a new121755-led_imac_500edge-to-edge glass design and seamless all aluminum enclosure. The new iMac line, starting at $1,199, is the fastest ever with Intel Core 2 Duo processors starting at 3.06 GHz, and Core i5 and i7 quad-core processors for up to twice the performance. Every new iMac ships with a wireless keyboard and the all new wireless Magic Mouse, the world’s first mouse with Multi-Touch technology pioneered by Apple on the iPhone, iPod touch and Mac notebook trackpad.

Magic Mouse – The First Multitouch Mouse

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The mouse uses the same multi-touch technology found in the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Mac
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Mac Mini Server
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Apple today also announced that the Mac mini, the world’s most energy efficient desktop, is now faster, offers more storage and comes standard with double the memory. Starting at $599, the entry level Mac mini features a faster 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 2GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, a 160GB hard drive, five USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 800, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics and a SuperDrive. The $799 Mac mini features a 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of memory and a larger 320GB hard drive. Apple now offers a $999 Mac mini that is specially configured with Mac OS® X Snow Leopard® Server. Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server features two 500GB hard drives for a total of 1TB of server storage in the tiny 6.5-inch square by 2-inch tall Mac mini enclosure.
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New White MacBook
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“The new MacBook includes many of the great features found on the innovative MacBook Pro,
such as an LED-backlit display, glass Multi-Touch trackpad and built-in long-life battery,” saidPhilip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “With the only lineup of notebooks all featuring unibody enclosures, LED-backlit displays and long-life battery technology, there’s never been a better time to switch to a Mac.”
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New Apple Remote.
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It’s designed to control your iPod, iPhone or Mac from afar, with play / pause, menu, volume and track skip buttons at the ready.
If you’re looking to use it with your iPod or iPhone, you’ll need an iPodUniversal Dock ($49) and a device with a dock connector; if you’re using it with your Mac, you’ll need a compatible machine introduced in 2005 or later with an integrated IR receiver. It’ll ship in two to four weeks for $19.

Hey, You’re Not Getting Ripped Off! +New Rumors & Updates

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Well, it looks like Apple may be economically friendly after all! iSuppli, the leader in…uh… tearing things apart and deducing how much they really cost, has just torn apart the new iPhone 3GS (the G and S no longer have a space between them) in it’s 16GB form. The device only cost’s about $180 to build, which is only a $20 difference from the $199 subsidized price! Way to go!

Also making the rounds today it the “iPod 3,1” place holder in the 3.0 version of Apple’s SDK. The new iPhone was proven to be marked by place holders like this, so a new iPod Touch is likely.

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iTouch But in more important news,/iPhone owners can control their Apple TV a new way, and wirelessly charge it too. Apple has updated Apple TV’s (streaming box for computer/online to TV) firmware to 2.4, which allows it to use the newly updated “Remote” app from Apple (available for free on the App Store) which features touch gestures (like swiping) to control Apple TV. This is a great use of an app considering that using the Apple TV remote can sometimes be painful. iPhone users can also charge their phone wirelessly just like those evil doers (just kidding) who carry a Palm Pre with their “TouchStone” charger. “WildCharge” is allowing iPhone (3G and 3GS included) and iPod touch users to order a WildCharge Skin along with a WildCharger Pad in order to bring wire-free charging to their smartphone. Just snap on the skin, plug the pad in and put the handset down on that pad. One downside however: it’s $34.99 for the skin, or $79.99 for the skin and pad.

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