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Apple’s New Toys

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I know, it’s that time of the year when Steve blesses us with his newest toys… So, to save you some digging here’s a list of all the new products that you should get excited about:

  • iTune 7
    • much improved interface
    • cover flow album (CD Rack like album browser)
    • much better album grouping view (I like this a lot)
    • ITMS now sells movies at near DVD quality (mostly Disney titles for now).
      • most at $9.99
      • new titles pre-order at $12.99, $14.99 on release date
      • takes about 30 mins to download
      • can start watching after 1 min of download
      • yup, Amazon needs to get a clue…
    • Library back up through DVD or CD
  • iPod
    • now with brighter screen
    • up to 80 gig
    • better battery life
      • 80GB (20 hrs audio, 6 hrs video)
      • 30GB (14 hrs audio, 3.5 hrs video)
    • $249 and $ 348 respectively
    • 60% brighter screen
    • search capability (for iPod & iPod Nano)
    • plays games now ($4.99 a pop from ITMS)
    • improved headset (for all iPods)
  • iPod Nano
    • back to Mini aluminum cases
    • color’s back: black, blue, green, pink, silver
    • 2GB (while only), 4GB (all colors), 8GB (black only)
    • $149, $199, $249 respectively
    • 40% brighter screen
    • 24 hrs battery life.
  • iPod Shuffle
    • now only 1.62 inches long
    • comes as a clip on (great for runners)!
    • 1GB (240 songs)
    • 12 hrs battery life
    • $79
  • iTV
    • “One Last Thing…”
    • coming Q1 2007
    • streaming video to your TV (HDTV support)
    • photo & music also supported
    • component & HDMI video output
    • analog & optical audio ouput as well
    • Wifi & LAN support
    • similar frontrow interface
    • $299
    • More detais to come
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Written by divi

12/09/2006 at 12:47 pm

Posted in Apple, Biz & Co.

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