September 09th of the 09th month, 09, didn’t seem like much of a different day to the 8th or 10th of September, but one thing did happen that only happens once a year, and that was Apple’s annual music event. Apple’s music events have always been held in September October time, so no surprise!
Yes, as you guessed from the image, Steve Jobs is back to presenting the Apple events, which is great, he gave quite a moving talk about how he’s now got the liver of a late 20 year old who died in a car crash!
Anyway, now we’re all welling up, lets get on to what was new in the Apple iPod+iTunes!
iTunes 9, the next release of iTunes is out now and feature some very nifty features which I highly recommend. Features include App Organisation for iPhones/iPod Touches. iTunes LP, which adds more to an album you get, very much like from a vinyl, you get exclusive interviews and more from an album, a similar feature has also been released for movies!
Other features include a redesigned iTunes Store, which is waay overdue to be honest!
So, yes, iTunes 9 is a big upgrade from iTunes 8- users and highly recommend it!
iPhone OS 3.1
Apple have now released iPhone OS 3.1, which doesn’t seem to feature anything much, but I personally have noticed a speed increase from 3.0, and of course its an update, plus some bugs have been fixed. Nothing big, but something good!
New iPod Shuffle (in a way)
New iPod Shuffle has been released, well, new colours, which are alot more pleasant than the silver and grey that it was released with. You now have more bright and vibrant colours and a exclusive stainless steel one has been released as well!
iPod Shuffle costs £45 (2GB) and £59 (4GB)
New iPod Classic
I love it when rumours are wrong, I highly recommend you now to spam all rumour sites with “You We’re Wrong” all over, although they’ll probably think your talking to Obama, so don’t! Anyway, the iPod Classic has had nothing changed to it but the storage, you can now get instead of a 120GB, now a 160GB which holds up to 40,000 songs* on it, which is nice!
iPod Classic costs £189
New iPod Touch
So, no design changes, but the iPod Touch does have quite a nice price cut and alot bigger memory for ya money! The 8GB iPod Touch is the same iPod Touch you’ve been able to get for a year now, but the 32GB and the new 64GB include new OpenGL graphics performance and are upto 50% faster in average tasks, which is very good!
iPod Touch costs £149 (old 8GB) £229 (new 32GB) and £299 (new 64GB!!!)
New iPod Nano
Welcome to ‘guess the new features’, yeah, all the new features it tells you in the above image but I’ll go over them again! The iPod Nano now has a compass and a speedometer app built into it which you can sync with Nike+, a built in 640×480 video camera which shoots in Apple’s .m4v (MP4 Video). It also has a tad larger screen yet still retains it thinness and size, and a first for an iPod, a built in FM Radio which includes a live pause feature! The iPod Nano also comes in twice the memory for the same as last year price tag which is great when you think how much more your getting!
iPod Nano costs £115 (8GB) and £135 (16GB)
And thats all that Steve Jobs had to say this year, some app developers showed off some rather interesting new apps, but thats all from Apple’s Music Event!
You can watch the Apple Music Event using Quicktime 7 or X by clicking here!
*statistics from Apple.com