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September 9, 2008

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Apple Event : New Products Introduced

Apple introduced quite a few products today during their "Let's Rock" special event:

As expected, they revealed iTunes 8. The new version, available today for download, includes

  • Support for High Definition TV shows ($2.99 for High Definition episodes and $1.99 for Standard Definition episodes)
  • Genius playlists: automatically find songs similar to the ones you own
  • New grid view
  • New visualizer

Apple also introduced new iPod nanos :
  • Thinnest iPod ever that comes in 9 Colors: silver, purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, black
  • Accelerometer
  • Shake iPod to shuffle
  • Genius playlists
  • Aluminum with curved glass
  • $149 for 8GB. $199 for 16GB.
Apple introduced a new iPod Classic (only in 120 GB) and new iPod Touch with the following features:
  • 2.1 Firmware (see below)
  • Built-in speaker, volume controls (similar to the iPhone)
  • Genius playlist
  • Nike+iPod support
  • Better battery (36 hours when playing music and 6 hours when playing videos)
  • new prices : $229 for 8GB, $299 for 16GB and $399 for 32GB
Today iPod shuffle also got new colors and a price drop.
And finally, iPhone and iPod Touch OS 2.1 will also be available this friday:
  • better battery life and bug fixes
  • fewer call drops
  • backups are going to be faster (that will be great...)
  • no App crashes (finally!)
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