5 September 2007 @ 13:13Apple Special Event
Highlights from today’s event:
Over 500,000 ringtones available through iTunes priced at $0.99 plus the song price (total $1.98)
A new version of iTunes will be available tonight for ringtone support.
More colors available in the iPod shuffle lineup.
nano now has 2″ 320×240 screen
All metal nano design, now supports games and video, and has more storage capacity.
Cover Flow is on the nano now — works with music and video.
Games on nano include Vortex and Sudoku
Jobs touts nano battery life — 24 hours audio, 5 hours video playback
4GB comes in silver at $149 and 8GB in all colors for $199
New nano ships today
New iPod classic starts at 80GB
full metal design, even thinner
80GB sells for $249 and the $160GB for $349
the 160GB iPod has 40 hours of audio playback or 7 hours of video playback
iPod classic has a new interface
iPod classic ships today and will be in stores “soon”
iPhone-like iPod called “iPod touch” has same 3.5″ screen size as iPhone with multi-touch interface but is thinner than the iPhone
iPod touch has WiFi 802.11b/g
Safari is included on the iPod touch. This is a first for a portable music player
YouTube channel is also available on the iPod touch
iPod touch uses the standard iPod connector
iPod touch is capable of 22 hours audio playback or 5 hours video playback
iPod touch comes in 8GB or 16GB capacities
iPod touch available in a few weeks at $299 and $399
One more thing…
iTunes WiFi music store will be available for the iPhone later this month
Partnership with Starbucks allows you to buy whatever song is playing currently (or previous 10 played songs) at Starbucks with the tap of a finger
the 8GB iPhone is now $399; no mention of the 4GB model
The Apple Store is back online about 2PM CST.