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marvinmatthew

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#1 12 years ago

I've just finished watching Steve Jobs at the Apple Conference. Here's the new stuff: Regular iPod: -No major updates to the design of the regular iPod -75% better battery life -Can now purchase games for the iPod -no more 60gig iPod, now 30/80gig -30gig=$249, 60gig=$349 iPod Nano -New second gen nano -comes in 2,4,8 gig models -brings back the iPod mini's color scemes (but still keeps the black and white colors of the origninal nano) -new aluminium case -24 hr battery life iPod Shuffle -is insaely small -in new aluminum case w/builtin case -comes in only 1gig size -$74 price iTunes - Is now the number fifth in terms of legal music sales in the US (behind WalMart, Amazon, Target, and one other) -New, iTunes 7 -If you have an iTunes accont, Apple will automatically download all of your missing album art for your ripped music. -Two new library viewing modes. -All videos off of the iTunes music store will be dileverd at 640x480 -You can manage your iPod from inside iTunes now -You can transfer your music collection between computers, with your iPod, and authorized account. -Theres a download manager built into iTunes for music/videos/podcasts

iTV -The new media center coming in 2007. -Built in wireless to sync with iTunes on your computer -Smaller than a Mac Mini




Homer Gonerson

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#2 12 years ago

Neat-o!

The only thing that intrigues me is the games. How long until someone cracks it and we can do 3rd party games without iLinux?




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#3 12 years ago

I can see copyright issues on the horizon with iTV; there's a TV station over here with that exact name.




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#4 12 years ago

Indeed there is. Should be interesting to see that unfold...




Homer Gonerson

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#5 12 years ago

Sadly, I don't think it willl escalate much. My though it that apple will give them a settlement to stfu. Apple's too big for bickering (sadly, because I wouldn't be surprised if they've hit complications through iTunes that didn't go far because they don't fight over small things)




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#6 12 years ago

ITV is hardly a small channel, Homer. This is the UK, y'know...60 million or so people? And every single TV set gets ITV whether they want it or not.




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#7 12 years ago

Was not aware it was a large station. It was only stated as "a TV station". Indeed this will be interesting to watch unfold.




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#8 12 years ago
Rookie_42I can see copyright issues on the horizon with iTV; there's a TV station over here with that exact name.

*ding* *ding*

"Round 1!"

It sounds like this would be akin to Apple calling it "CBS" (a major network over in the US) and then trying to pay them off to change their name.

I get the feeling Apple will have to come up with some other clever name. And to be iHonest, I'm about iSick of their iNaming scheme anyways. :o Has McDonald's claimed the rights to "McTV" yet?




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#9 12 years ago
Homer GonersonWas not aware it was a large station. It was only stated as "a TV station". Indeed this will be interesting to watch unfold.

Well, given the size of the UK there's no such thing as a small/local station as far as I'm aware. A lot of them have regional variants, but are run by the same company. Like Scotland gets BBC Scotland, I get BBC East (England) but the only real difference is that the regional news programs that supplement the main news is...relevant to that region.

The same can be said for ITV, the difference compared to the BBC is that ITV is a commercial station and so is more likely to protect it's name. Not that there's really much you could steal the BBC's name for anyway.




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#10 12 years ago

I don't know if it makes a difference, but the televsion channel is stated "itv" and the device from apple is stated "iTV".




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