new iPod, cheaper iPhone and all sorts of other madness
Today Steve Jobs unveiled a host of new Apple hawtness at their "And the Beat Goes On" special event. I've decided to break it down into some simple, easy to digest bits because that's how I like it. Let's git'er dun
The 8GB iPhone is now $399 - I know what you're saying and/or feverishly thinking, "Now I can actually get one!". That's right, the top of the line 8GB iPhone saw a $200 drop in price while the 4GB model is going the way of the dodo. Don't cry for 4gig though, no one was buying him one anyway. (psst! want to get that extra $200 you just dropped on your 8gig iPhone a few days, no more than 14, ago?. Om knows how, it's nothing special, just take advantage of the 14 day warranty window)
- New iPods! - Hooray for new form factors! The iPod Nano is getting fatter and shorter (aren't we all) while the new "gotta keep at least one iPod that looks like the old ones around" iPod Classic will retain a similar iPod-ish look, but will be getting a serious hard drive upgrade. The iPod classic will come in two flavors, big (80GB model that sports 30 hours of audio and 5 hours of video), will cost $249, and friggin huge (160GB hard drive with a thicker body, the ability to pump 40 hours of audio and 7 hours of video), which will run only $349.
- the iPod touch - say hello to the phone-less iPhone, aka, the iPod touch. Just don't ask me to use them both at the same time because I probably won't be able to tell them apart. It will initially come in 2 flavors, 8GB ($299) and 16GB ($399) and the ability to browse the web via it's built in WiFi adapter. That's hot.
- the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store - The new iTunes Wi-Fi music store will be accessible for free from Starbucks the nation over and will automagically sync any tunes you buy via the store to your desktop iTunes.
- to hell with this, this is getting way too long, i'll just do up some smaller posts