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TheGibson
09-05-2007, 08:36 AM
Starts in about 20 minutes.


Get live feeds at Gizmodo (http://live.gizmodo.com/)and Engadget (http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/05/steve-jobs-live-apples-the-beat-goes-on-special-event/) if you're interested.

Donal DeLay
09-05-2007, 08:40 AM
Announcement of what?

Cth
09-05-2007, 08:40 AM
Yet another revision of the iPOD :)

Feinbird
09-05-2007, 08:41 AM
Announcement of what?

All the new goodies.

(updating of the IPOD line primarily)

mike black
09-05-2007, 08:41 AM
Fifth!

Smokinblues
09-05-2007, 08:46 AM
the big rumor is 120gig iphone-like ipod, only without the cellphone bit.

Frozen Sooner
09-05-2007, 08:47 AM
the big rumor is 120gig iphone-like ipod, only without the cellphone bit.

Dependent on price, of course, that's something I think I'd have to get.

Smokinblues
09-05-2007, 08:49 AM
Dependent on price, of course, that's something I think I'd have to get.
yeah, if it's 300 bucks I might not be able to say no.

Feinbird
09-05-2007, 08:49 AM
the big rumor is 120gig iphone-like ipod, only without the cellphone bit.

I really hope they do the touch IPOD in more sizes then just 120g.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 08:50 AM
I really hope they do the touch IPOD in more sizes then just 120g.

You can count on it being on that(those) model(s) first, others later.

Marc Lombardi
09-05-2007, 08:51 AM
It's their new product, the iDontneeditbutwillprobablybuyit

Binx
09-05-2007, 08:58 AM
Ok, I'm in an Apple store, and they won't tell me dick.

copypastepuke
09-05-2007, 08:58 AM
new ipods. fuckign dicks

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 08:59 AM
Gizmodo:


There’s an iMac on stage, which means there’s going to be at least something going on with software. Whether it’s just a demo of the new features on iTunes to sync to the new iPod, we’re not sure. Maybe it’s something even cooler.

9:56 am ON Sep 5 2007

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:00 AM
Apple.com store went down about 15 minutes ago.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:03 AM
Giz:

Jason Chen:

Steve Jobs just came on stage to his normal amount of applause. Not too much, not too little.

Jobs: Today, we get to talk about music. We’re going to start with iTunes.

mike black
09-05-2007, 09:04 AM
He's starting a rock band!

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:05 AM
giz:


Jason Chen:

Ringtones! Coming tonight, in the new iTunes (in the new version).

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:06 AM
GIz:


Jason Chen:

There’s going to be a custom iTunes ringtones builder, making songs from 500,000 participating songs that you’ve purchased from iTunes. Repeat: you make ringtones yourself out of 500k songs, 99 cents in addition to the cost of the song. There’s more than 6 million songs in iTunes, but only 500k are ringtone-able.

Smokinblues
09-05-2007, 09:06 AM
giz:
yeah, you can pay to have the song you paid for made into a ringtone for you. no thanks.

Smokinblues
09-05-2007, 09:07 AM
10:07am - "Our ringtones are going to cost just $.99 in addition to the song." Psh! You have to pay a second time to use a purchased song as a ringtone!


no thanks

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:08 AM
giz:


Jason Chen:

There’s going to be a custom iTunes ringtones builder, making songs from 500,000 participating songs that you’ve purchased from iTunes. Repeat: you make ringtones yourself out of 500k songs, 99 cents in addition to the cost of the song. There’s more than 6 million songs in iTunes, but only 500k are ringtone-able.

When you plug in your iPhone, a bell icon will pop up and show you which songs you can make into ringtones. Pick up to 30 seconds of the song, make fade ins, fade outs, and create your ringtone before you click the buy button. When you plug in your phone, you can sync them over. Steve is going to demo the process now.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:10 AM
yeah, you can pay to have the song you paid for made into a ringtone for you. no thanks.

Agreed, but still way cheaper than any other ringtone out there.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:11 AM
Giz:


Jason Chen:

Steve makes a joke: Give Peace a Chance [tone] is for when NBC calls. Ho! Thy wit is sharp. The Apple fanbase eats it up.

mike black
09-05-2007, 09:11 AM
Steve makes a joke: Give Peace a Chance is for when NBC calls. Ho! Thy wit is sharp. The Apple fanbase eats it up.

Damn, i tried to beat you.

mike black
09-05-2007, 09:12 AM
ason Chen:

Ringtone service will be turned on next week, and you’ll know when it hits when the Ringtones tab pops up when the iPhone is docked. Moving on!

Smokinblues
09-05-2007, 09:12 AM
Steve makes a joke: Give Peace a Chance is for when NBC calls. Ho! Thy wit is sharp. The Apple fanbase eats it up.

.
of course they do, he could crap in a bag and they would lap it up.

Taxman
09-05-2007, 09:13 AM
Dependent on price, of course, that's something I think I'd have to get.I'd heard the price was not supposed to go up at all.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:13 AM
giz:


Jason Chen:

The iPod: Sold more than 110 iPods total, and the sales are most in the holiday season. TODAY, they will replace the entire lineup, from the Shuffle to the big boy iPod.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:14 AM
giz


New shuffles: $79, 1GB, color refresh, and a RED (for Africa) iPod. Not much change here.

Cth
09-05-2007, 09:15 AM
Agreed, but still way cheaper than any other ringtone out there.

Aside from the ones you make yourself, I suppose.

I could have swore I've seen 99 cent ringtones before.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:15 AM
giz


ason Chen:

Now, the iPod Nano. People have said they want to watch video on the iPod Nano, and they want to watch it on a bigger display. Customers also want Cover Flow, games, more storage, and a full metal design. Pretty much most of the features in the old iPhone.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:18 AM
giz.


Jason Chen:

The screen still has 320×240 (204 ppi) and supports the same resolution as the iPod Videos. There’s a changed UI as well, showing you album art, videos, photos, and extra stuff on the right hand side (takes up half the screen). Also, Cover Flow, which is controlled with the touchwheel on the bottom. Yes, the touchwheel is still there on the Nano.

10:17 am ON Sep 5 2007
Jason Chen:

He holds up the new Nano. It’s thin, but wide (fat) at the same time. The rumors were true! It comes in black, silver, blue, green, and (product) red. The screen takes up half the front, and has a 2.0-inch diagonal measurement.

mike black
09-05-2007, 09:19 AM
Holy fuck that thing is thin!

http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/applebeat/applebeatgoeson33.jpg

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:19 AM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y280/HonestThief/applebeatgoeson33.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y280/HonestThief/applebeatgoeson35.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y280/HonestThief/applebeatgoeson36.jpg

mike black
09-05-2007, 09:19 AM
Jason Chen:

Three games will be bundled with the iPod Nano. One, vortex, which is like a 3D circular Arkanoid. Some other games are coming from EA (Sudoku), complete with Asian porn music.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:20 AM
giz

Three games will be bundled with the iPod Nano. One, vortex, which is like a 3D circular Arkanoid. Some other games are coming from EA (Sudoku), complete with Asian porn music.

mike black
09-05-2007, 09:20 AM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y280/HonestThief/applebeatgoeson33.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y280/HonestThief/applebeatgoeson35.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y280/HonestThief/applebeatgoeson36.jpg

lol

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:20 AM
Okay mike, show is yours. I'm getting lunch. :)

Cth
09-05-2007, 09:21 AM
EDIT: Nice

mike black
09-05-2007, 09:21 AM
Okay mike, show is yours. I'm getting lunch. :)

I'm actually about to leave for work. :lol:

Smokinblues
09-05-2007, 09:22 AM
10:17am - "We've also got an enhanced UI. It's going to show you album artwork floating by. When you're on videos... photos... it will even show you what you're going to get when going to extras. And we've got Cover Flow. Take your thumb, roll it around the wheel, it looks really nice. It's pretty stunning, all in such a tiny device. We're really, really happy with this."

10:18am - "We're also including 3 games bundled in with the nano. Let me show you one now, it's called Vortex." Demo time -- it's basically Arkanoid made circular. "We've also done some other games we're selling on iTunes."
10:20am - "Isn't that incredible? All in a product this big. Video, new UI with Cover Flow, games... let's take a look at the new iPod nano." Demo time again, Beatles album artwork in screen. He does this every time!

He's scrolling in Cover Flow -- it looks decent, but a bit choppy and slow. Not super surprising considering the nano doesn't exactly have a lot of horsepower under the hood. Don't expect the iPhone Cover Flow experience, people!

10:21am - "It's that simple to browse your music collection." Doing video now. "I love Jon Stewart, I hope all of you watch his show. It's the best place to get the news every day." Showing the John Hodgman clip on net neutrality, trying to get Hodgman to admit to being a PC. Highlarious.

Tim Simmons
09-05-2007, 09:22 AM
so, that's the big announcement? Ipod/Nano Video?

bah.

I don't like the nanos...too small. I'd totally break one. I like my sturdy 30gb fatass Ipod. It's got some weight to it.

mike black
09-05-2007, 09:23 AM
http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/applebeat/applebeatgoeson37.jpg
free game. Annd Sodoku…by steven seagal.


10:21 am ON Sep 5 2007
Jason Chen:

Movies similar. Drill down into the videos menu, and bring up the videos like the Video iPod does. Steve shows off a clip from the Daily Show with John Hodgman and his net neutrality bit when he says he’s a PC.

10:21 am ON Sep 5 2007
Jason Chen:

When you’re browsing the main menu (which only takes up the left half of the screen), the right hand side displays a sample of whatever section you’re browsing. Music shows random album art, video shows a snip from the video, and photos show a photo.

10:19 am ON Sep 5 2007
Jason Chen:

No booms yet, but Steve’s said “amazing” a couple times.

http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/applebeat/applebeatgoeson39.jpg

Smokinblues
09-05-2007, 09:23 AM
10:23am - Podcasts now, showing G4's Freestyle. Now photos... "I can just scroll through these photos here." iPhone-like motion... oh no, a photo montage to Green Day's Time of your Life song.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:23 AM
*

Smokinblues
09-05-2007, 09:24 AM
so, that's the big announcement? Ipod/Nano Video?

bah.

I don't like the nanos...too small. I'd totally break one. I like my sturdy 30gb fatass Ipod. It's got some weight to it.
not just the nano, the whole ipod line is getting refreshed. just getting the details one by one

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:24 AM
giz

iPod Nano Battery life: 24 hours of audio playback, 5 hours of video playback.

mike black
09-05-2007, 09:24 AM
Jason Chen:

iPod Nano Battery life: 24 hours of audio playback, 5 hours of video playback.

10:23 am ON Sep 5 2007
Jason Chen:

Steve is scrolling through photos from someone else’s family. Now a slideshow plays with Goo Goo Dolls in the background (graduation OMG when am I going to see you again!), with multicultural people riding horses and posing in front of signs.

10:22 am ON Sep 5 2007

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:24 AM
so, that's the big announcement? Ipod/Nano Video?

bah.

I don't like the nanos...too small. I'd totally break one. I like my sturdy 30gb fatass Ipod. It's got some weight to it.

We're only 20 minutes in. Patience my son...

Smokinblues
09-05-2007, 09:25 AM
10:25am - "Let's talk about storage: a 4GB and an 8GB version. The 4GB version will come in silver, the 8GB will come in all the colors. The 4GB will be priced at just $149. The 8GB version will be just $199." Applause.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:25 AM
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Storage: Two versions, 4GB and 8GB. 4GB will only come in Silver and be priced at $149, and 8GB will come in all colors at $199. They’ve shipped Nanos already, and will be in stores by this weekend. It will work with the iPod + Nike kit, so good news runners.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:26 AM
http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/applebeat/applebeatgoeson48.jpg

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:27 AM
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Jason Chen:

Now, the iPod. They haven’t called it anything but “the iPod”, but Steve says it’s time to give it a name. The name? iPod Classic. Complete with a new “full metal” design and even thinner than the last model.

Lyfeforce
09-05-2007, 09:28 AM
they're calling the regular old iPod the iPod Classic.

expect a iPat Classic parody soon.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:29 AM
INTERMISSION

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/with_apologies_to_robert_frost.png

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:29 AM
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Jason Chen:

The 80GB model has 25 hours music, 5 hours video. The 160GB has 40 hours music, 7 hours video.

Price: 80GB for $249, 160GB for $349. Ships today, with the new enhanced UI (Same as the Nanos).

10:29 am ON Sep 5 2007
Jason Chen:

The storage will start at 80GB, and will be thinner than the old 30GB version (5th Gen). There will also be a thicker one at 160GB, but thinner than its predecessor (the old 80GB). So, 80GB and 160GB models. 40,000 songs in your pocket.

mike black
09-05-2007, 09:30 AM
Jason Chen:

The 80GB model has 25 hours music, 5 hours video. The 160GB has 40 hours music, 7 hours video.

Price: 80GB for $249, 160GB for $349. Ships today, with the new enhanced UI (Same as the Nanos).

10:29 am ON Sep 5 2007
Jason Chen:

The storage will start at 80GB, and will be thinner than the old 30GB version (5th Gen). There will also be a thicker one at 160GB, but thinner than its predecessor (the old 80GB). So, 80GB and 160GB models. 40,000 songs in your pocket.

10:28 am ON Sep 5 2007

Donal DeLay
09-05-2007, 09:30 AM
He's starting a rock band!

ooh! Will it be called iRock?

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:30 AM
160gigs?!@?!?!?

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:31 AM
g

All the iPods are available today.

mike black
09-05-2007, 09:31 AM
160gigs?!@?!?!?

That demands a "Holy fuckballs."

JHester
09-05-2007, 09:31 AM
If he don't announce the iPod Touch he's gonna get lynched by the masses

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:32 AM
If he don't announce the iPod Touch he's gonna get lynched by the masses



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Jason Chen:

“We’re not done yet.” Moving on to the iPhone. When they released the iPhone, they said the iPod on it was the best iPod ever. They’re moving that interface to an iPod, and calling it the iPod Touch (same as the rumor said). Yes, touchscreen iPod is here.

JHester
09-05-2007, 09:32 AM
WOOOOOOHOOOOOO They just announced the Touch!!!

Angel
09-05-2007, 09:32 AM
Jason Chen:

The 80GB model has 25 hours music, 5 hours video. The 160GB has 40 hours music, 7 hours video.

Price: 80GB for $249, 160GB for $349. Ships today, with the new enhanced UI (Same as the Nanos).

10:29 am ON Sep 5 2007
Jason Chen:

The storage will start at 80GB, and will be thinner than the old 30GB version (5th Gen). There will also be a thicker one at 160GB, but thinner than its predecessor (the old 80GB). So, 80GB and 160GB models. 40,000 songs in your pocket.

10:28 am ON Sep 5 2007
well fuck, i guess i'm going to have to finally break down and get an ipod.

mike black
09-05-2007, 09:32 AM
Jason Chen:

The iPod Touch is 8mm thin, and has just about the same size screen as the iPhone. “We think it’s one of the seven wonders of the world.” It has multi-touch, Calendar, Contacts, Clock, Calculator, Settings, and a bunch of icons they didn’t show yet. Stay tuned.

10:32 am ON Sep 5 2007

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:33 AM
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Jason Chen:

The iPod Touch is 8mm thin, and has just about the same size screen as the iPhone. “We think it’s one of the seven wonders of the world.” It has multi-touch, Calendar, Contacts, Clock, Calculator, Settings, and a bunch of icons they didn’t show yet. Stay tuned.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:33 AM
Go to work mike!!!!

mike black
09-05-2007, 09:34 AM
AFTER THIS CIGARETTE!

The iPod looks exactly like it does on the iPhone. Cover Flow, big album art, and flick flick flicking to get around. There’s Video as well, same as on the iPhone (demo video: Weeds), displayed on the 3.5-inch screen. Photo library’s there as well (someone else’s family, naturally), complete with pinch and swipe and all the iPhone junk.

10:33 am ON Sep 5 2007

Donal DeLay
09-05-2007, 09:34 AM
WHAT is so special/important about the iPod touch?

Do the flat, almost unnoticable buttons on the iPod make it unable to use as is? I'm not trying to be an ass about it, but seriously. Why is it so important that the iPod be "touch scren" like the iPhone?

Aside from the "cool factor"?

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:34 AM
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The iPod looks exactly like it does on the iPhone. Cover Flow, big album art, and flick flick flicking to get around. There’s Video as well, same as on the iPhone (demo video: Weeds), displayed on the 3.5-inch screen. Photo library’s there as well (someone else’s family, naturally), complete with pinch and swipe and all the iPhone junk.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:35 AM
http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/09/dsc_7634.jpg

mike black
09-05-2007, 09:35 AM
There are images coming......just not up yet.

mike black
09-05-2007, 09:36 AM
http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/09/dsc_7634.jpg

Make it in black.....Make it in black....

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:36 AM
iTouch (littlekids)

http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/09/dsc_7637.jpg

Lyfeforce
09-05-2007, 09:36 AM
....uh, never mind.

Donal DeLay
09-05-2007, 09:37 AM
iTouch (littlekids)

http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/09/dsc_7637.jpg
But how much will that cost?

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:37 AM
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Jason Chen:

Big News: The iPod Touch has Wi-Fi. There’s a Wi-Fi icon on the top left. Expect internet features soon.

10:35 am ON Sep 5 2007
Jason Chen:

The iPod Touch also has slide to unlock, and when you open it up, it has the home screen, which is similar to the iPhone.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:37 AM
Eng:



10:33am - "It features our revolutionary multi-touch interface that you've come to know and love on the iPhone. If you've used an iPhone you'll feel at home, it's exactly the same. Scroll through the artists with a flick of your finger. Turn it into a landscape position, it goes into Cover Flow, it's just magical."

10:34am - "All on this 8mm device. Let's look at video... all on this gorgeous 3.5-inch widescreen display. And photos... just like the iPhone this is the best way to share photos on a portable device. Ever. Flick through them, pinch them to make them larger or smaller."

Lyfeforce
09-05-2007, 09:38 AM
oh shit... internet Ipod...

Smokinblues
09-05-2007, 09:38 AM
WHAT is so special/important about the iPod touch?

Do the flat, almost unnoticable buttons on the iPod make it unable to use as is? I'm not trying to be an ass about it, but seriously. Why is it so important that the iPod be "touch scren" like the iPhone?

Aside from the "cool factor"?
well, I'm assuming it's still a full version of OS X under the hood, unlike the classic ipods. it's not so much about touch screen alone, as it is having a bigger, wide screen too.

edit: this one's also got b/g wifi

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:39 AM
http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/09/dsc_7638.jpg


http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/09/dsc_7640.jpg

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:39 AM
http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/09/dsc_7642.jpg

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:40 AM
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Jason Chen:

It’s confirmed: The back of the iPod Touch has a black bit on the top right in order for the Wi-Fi antenna to connect out. “Others have done this before and failed.”

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:40 AM
g


Steve says you’re fine connecting to your Wi-Fi at home, but when you’re on other Wi-Fi networks in the outdoors, a webpage will pop up asking you to enter your information. This prohibits normal devices from accessing the net, but the iPod Touch has Safari, so you can log in just fine.

Lyfeforce
09-05-2007, 09:41 AM
hm... there's a distinctly Beatle-esque slant to what I'm seeing here...

Donal DeLay
09-05-2007, 09:41 AM
well, I'm assuming it's still a full version of OS X under the hood, unlike the classic ipods. it's not so much about touch screen alone, as it is having a bigger, wide screen too.
I guess I can see that being usefull. Having a tiny portable device to watch movies while you're waiting at a bus stop, or somesuch.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:41 AM
http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/09/dsc_7647.jpg

Smokinblues
09-05-2007, 09:42 AM
I guess I can see that being usefull. Having a tiny portable device to watch movies while you're waiting at a bus stop, or somesuch.
right. much better for video than the video ipod's little square screen. and apparently builtin wifi and web browser to boot

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:43 AM
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Jason Chen:

YouTube: Also included. Watch YouTube videos over Wi-Fi to your iPod Touch. Same as on the iPhone.

10:41 am ON Sep 5 2007
Jason Chen:

Safari: It’s the same Safari as on the iPhone. Flips, landscapes, pans, flicks, scrolls, and is built right into the iPod Touch. Other similar features: Google and Yahoo search.

10:40 am ON Sep 5 2007



Eng;


10:39am - 802.11b/g -- "Others have done this and it's failed. We understand why it's failed, and we know what to do make it successful. Well, what's the problem with WiFi? Well, part of the problem is getting onto WiFi... you may be fine at home and the office, but anywhere in between can be challenging."

10:40am - "You may log in but you'll get a screen. Even walking through Stanford University you get a login page... so you can build in the hardware but you can't get the network [without the page]. So what do you do about that? We're going to add an application to the touch: the Safari web browser."

10:41am - This really is the phone-less iPhone. "But besides being able to log into WiFi, you get an incredible web browser! It is the best web browser on any mobile device, and it's built in to the iPod touch."

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:44 AM
g


B. Lam:

Who is this Erik Hanson friend of Jobs on the commercials and now on his facebook list? Fictional character or real?

10:44 am ON Sep 5 2007
Jason Chen:

He’s now demoing the NYT, scrolling around, zooming in, zooming out. Googling, searching for Dylan. All familiar stuff if you’ve seen the iPhone before.

10:42 am ON Sep 5 2007

Donal DeLay
09-05-2007, 09:46 AM
right. much better for video than the video ipod's little square screen. and apparently builtin wifi and web browser to boot Internet too?

Now that's kinda nice. I could go online to here while waiting for my wife to get off work, or while I'm at work on lunch.

BUT, how much does this doodad cost?

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:46 AM
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http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/applebeat/applebeatgoeson178.jpg
Jason Chen:

UNCONFIRMED: A reader just bought the 8GB iPhone for $399 and 4GB iPhone for $299 in an Apple store just now. Possible price drop?

10:45 am ON Sep 5 2007
B. Lam:

10:44 am ON Sep 5 2007
Jason Chen:

It can access all of the iPhone-optimized websites, such as Facebook and Facebook. Oh and Facebook. Yeah, Facebook is the best one. That means you can IM chat on this thing as well, with sites like Meebo and Beejive.

Jonny Z
09-05-2007, 09:47 AM
8 gb and 16 gb on ipod touch. not much better than iphone

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:48 AM
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Jason Chen:

Storage: 8GB and 16GB, $299 and $399. Ships in a few weeks (this month).

10:47 am ON Sep 5 2007
Jason Chen:

iPod Touch battery life: 22 hours music, 5 hours video.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:49 AM
http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/applebeat/applebeatgoeson186.jpg

http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/applebeat/applebeatgoeson181.jpg

Smokinblues
09-05-2007, 09:50 AM
8 gb and 16 gb on ipod touch. not much better than iphone
isn't that double? for less money? the 32gig flash drives are 600 bucks still, cost hasn't come down yet at higher capacities.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:50 AM
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Jason Chen:

There’s an empty spot on the iPod Touch dock. It’s a new application: the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:51 AM
http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/applebeat/applebeatgoeson187.jpg

http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/applebeat/applebeatgoeson188.jpg

copypastepuke
09-05-2007, 09:53 AM
boring

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:53 AM
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Jason Chen:

Demo: New Releases, What’s Hot, Genres buttons on the top. You can view albums and buy complete albums, which has album art and all the stuff that comes with the album when you buy it on the computer. Jobs is demoing downloading and buying a Lennon album.

Lam says Steve Jobs is a Lennon fanboy.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:54 AM
boring

Luckily you have many other threads you can visit, or you could go outside. The posibilities are endless!

Thanks for stopping by. :)

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:55 AM
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Still unconfirmed (and probably won’t be there) is wireless syncing with your computer.

TheKraken
09-05-2007, 09:55 AM
Man, fuck the iPod Touch! iPod Classic with 160GB harddrive will be mine as soon as the Apple Store comes back on line...

GelfXIII
09-05-2007, 09:56 AM
Oh, man. I'm torn. I'm lusting after that touchscreen iPod, but really the 160 gb ipod would be completely rocking too.

The wifi ipod is mightily tempting I gotta say.

Cth
09-05-2007, 09:56 AM
Not bad all around, but I wonder how much of this stuff would have happened if it wasn't for all the competition out there.

With rumors of Sony getting into the video marketplace stuff also, I can see why they had to keep pushing things.

Smokinblues
09-05-2007, 09:57 AM
Man, fuck the iPod Touch! iPod Classic with 160GB harddrive will be mine as soon as the Apple Store comes back on line...
yeah, that actually might fit my needs better. but the wifi aspect is interesting.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:57 AM
G:


Jason Chen:

Steve says: “Wi-Fi, as you know, is not only faster than 2.5G, but it’s faster than any 3G network”. Yes, Steve, keep saying that and people will forget that the iPhone only has EDGE. We’ll print that sentence out on a piece of paper and look at it every time an email takes 5 minutes to download.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 09:58 AM
Eng:


10:57am - "It's going to come later this month with a free iPhone update -- everyone with an iPhone is going to get this too. We're really, really excited about this. There's even ONE MORE incredible part of this. We've been working on this for two years."

10:58am - "I can't tell you how much pleasure it brings me... we have a GREAT partnership with Starbucks we're announcing today. We love Starbucks. It's an incredible phenomenon in our culture. We want to combine our great iPods and our love of music and their great coffee and their great love of music."

TheKraken
09-05-2007, 09:59 AM
Oh, man. I'm torn. I'm lusting after that touchscreen iPod, but really the 160 gb ipod would be completely rocking too.

The wifi ipod is mightily tempting I gotta say.

The features are nice, but the only reason I'm looking to replace my current iPod is a bigger HD. Adding 100GB to my current capacity = sold. :D When I upgrade again in 3 or 4 years, the Touch and probably even the Phone will have the capacity and the features. Right now it's all about storage space for me...

JHester
09-05-2007, 09:59 AM
Did they say that the touch will have the virtual keyboard like the iphone?

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 10:00 AM
Eng:


10:59am - "When you get near a Starbucks a fifth button will come up in the WiFi music store -- you may have been in a Starbucks wondering what song is that playing? Now you can buy it with a tap of your finger. And if you just missed it, you can still find it..." Is anyone else underwhelmed by this "feature"?

GelfXIII
09-05-2007, 10:01 AM
The features are nice, but the only reason I'm looking to replace my current iPod is a bigger HD. Adding 100GB to my current capacity = sold. :D When I upgrade again in 3 or 4 years, the Touch and probably even the Phone will have the capacity and the features. Right now it's all about storage space for me...

I agree. I'm just drooling over the new shiny object. :lol:

I'm thinking I'll get the 160 today ad wait 6 months until all the bugs are ironed out of the touch screen and they up the storage.


... but it HURTS! :surrend:

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 10:01 AM
Eng:



http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/09/dsc_7671.jpg
http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/09/dsc_7676.jpg
11:01am - "It will be right on my iPod touch, and sync right back to iTunes when I get home. We're really, really excited about this partnership. It's my great pleasure now to welcome Howard Schultz, founder and chairman of Starbucks." Big applause -- but why? Pretty weak, if you ask us.

"Thanks Steve, I was NOT back stage visiting the store, but I was waiting for you." Har. "Let me provide you a snapshot into the global reach and ubiquity of Starbucks." Yeah, we get it, Starbucks is like air for their customers.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 10:03 AM
Eng:


11:02am - "We open 7 stores every single day." The room sounds like someone just hit everyone in the gut. Over 14k stores, 50m customers per week, 18 visits per month per customer. Yowza.

11:03am - "Who would have thought that a coffee company could win a Grammy? Let alone 8, when we co-produced with Concord Ray Charles's last album."

Lyfeforce
09-05-2007, 10:03 AM
we now interrupt this event to bring you an advertisement for Starbucks.

TheKraken
09-05-2007, 10:04 AM
This Starbucks this is the biggest "who gives a shit?" moment of any of these little product unveilings Apple has done... ever...

Pat Loika
09-05-2007, 10:04 AM
160 gig classic? I'm there.

P.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 10:04 AM
Eng:


11:04am - He's going on about how this is going to transform the marketplace. Dude, let's not delude ourselves here. It's big, but it's not that big

11:05am - Free access to the store while at Starbucks.

Cth
09-05-2007, 10:06 AM
Once this wraps, someone should post a poll and see what version people are thinking about getting.

If I get one, it'll probably be the iPOD Touch.

DrMachine
09-05-2007, 10:07 AM
If I can open and view pdf files in the iPOD touch, I'm there...otherwise it's a big meh.

I'd be happier with a HD based touch interface iPOD than 16gig and thin.

Jonny Z
09-05-2007, 10:07 AM
i'm just glad my iphone isn't obsolete yet :)

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 10:07 AM
Eng:


11:07am - It's exclusive with iTunes -- we wonder how T-Mobile feels about partnering indirectly with Apple. Ok, rollout plan: 5800 WiFi-enabled stores nationwide. Starting October 2nd: New York and Seattle. 600 stores, followed up in November with 350 stores in SF.

Cth
09-05-2007, 10:08 AM
i'm just glad my iphone isn't obsolete yet :)

Give 'em two months :D

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 10:11 AM
Eng:


11:08am - ...then LA and Chicago in '08. By 2009 they hope to have all WiFi Starbucks completed. [Our customers] are really going to respond to this." Oh really?

Ok, Steve's back on. Big, big applause.

11:10am - "We know a lot of people that are going to be happy with this new combination of coffee and iPods." Heh. "It's one of the three apps using WiFi built into the new iPod touch. So let's look at our lineup for this holiday season: the iPod shuffle in 5 great new colors. The iPod nano. The renewed iPod classic with up to 40k songs in your pocket. The revolutionary iPod touch that you've seen here today."

"We think this is going to set a lot of peoples' worlds on fire. And I'm going to include the iPhone, because as we've said, it's the best iPod ever."

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 10:12 AM
Eng:


11:12am - "But we want to get even more aggressive with this. Take a look at the iPhone. You know, the surveys are in: the customer satisfaction numbers on the iPhone are off the charts. They're higher from iPhone owners than any Apple product. Ever. They LOVE them. We want to make the iPhone even MORE affordable for even more people.

Uh oh, Johnny...

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 10:13 AM
Giz:


To refresh, iPod Shuffle ($79), iPod Nano ($149, $199), iPod Classic, ($249, $349), iPod Touch, ($299, $399), and iPhone ($499, $599).

But, Steve says they want to get even MORE aggressive. What does this mean? iPhone will be even MORE affordable, so they’re dropping the price of the 8GB model to $399. Two hundred dollar price drop.


The price it should have been in the first place...

Jonny Z
09-05-2007, 10:14 AM
motherfucker. 8GB iPhone now $399

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 10:14 AM
Eng:


11:13am - Applause... "A lot of people at Apple have worked on these products. Some are here today, some are watching from our campus in Cupertino. I'd like those folks to stand up..." Wow, this is like half the audience.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 10:15 AM
Giz:



http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/09/dsc_7699.jpg

Jason Chen:

Also official: 4GB iPhone is now gone. Only thing left is the 8GB iPhone for $399


Sorry Johnny. :(

Donal DeLay
09-05-2007, 10:15 AM
Sorry Jonny, and Simpson, but I just can't help to laugh.

TheKraken
09-05-2007, 10:16 AM
:rofl: @ iPhone price cut. Man I'm glad I don't have to have every new thing right when it comes out, I'd be fucking furious right now...

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 10:16 AM
Eng:


11:15am - "One of the traditions we have at our music events is to remind ourselves of why we do all this. We all love music too. There's nothing better to remind us of that than to have a musician come perform for us: a really talented young musician, flew in from across the pond, KT Tunstall. She's very hot." Chuckles

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 10:17 AM
Sorry Jonny, and Simpson, but I just can't help to laugh.


:rofl: @ iPhone price cut. Man I'm glad I don't have to have every new thing right when it comes out, I'd be fucking furious right now...

In their hearts, they all knew it was coming.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 10:17 AM
Giz:


Steve’s right though, she is pretty hot.

Jonny Z
09-05-2007, 10:18 AM
Sorry Jonny, and Simpson, but I just can't help to laugh.

it's not that big a deal. i did get 2 free months of service and free activation (about $175 total) which i wouldn't have gotten now.

also i've had an iphone to play with for the last 10 weeks, so you know, there's that too.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 10:19 AM
The End

TheKraken
09-05-2007, 10:19 AM
In their hearts, they all knew it was coming.

Not this soon, tho'. In all seriousness, that's a risky move by Apple to cut the price so fast... I could see it really alienating early adopters.

DrMachine
09-05-2007, 10:19 AM
I'd be pissed if I had just bought one YESTERDAY, but if I had one on launch day it wouldn't be that big of a deal.

Jonny Z
09-05-2007, 10:20 AM
In their hearts, they all knew it was coming.

yeah, but it does seem a little to soon. i thought at the earliest it would be for the holiday season. but i guess they're doin all their holiday stuff now to get a headstart.

not that big a deal though. i've gotten so much use out of my phone over the last 2+ months and completely free service thanks to dumb ATT customer service reps.

also, chicks really dig it.

Donal DeLay
09-05-2007, 10:21 AM
yeah, but it does seem a little to soon. i thought at the earliest it would be for the holiday season. but i guess they're doin all their holiday stuff now to get a headstart.

not that big a deal though. i've gotten so much use out of my phone over the last 2+ months and completely free service thanks to dumb ATT customer service reps.

also, chicks really dig it. It seems to be impressing Simpson's bosses.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 10:22 AM
Not this soon, tho'. In all seriousness, that's a risky move by Apple to cut the price so fast... I could see it really alienating early adopters.

That's an emotion other consumers have, not Apple consumers. :)


yeah, but it does seem a little to soon. i thought at the earliest it would be for the holiday season. but i guess they're doin all their holiday stuff now to get a headstart.

not that big a deal though. i've gotten so much use out of my phone over the last 2+ months and completely free service thanks to dumb ATT customer service reps.

also, chicks really dig it.

Exactly. Those who bought right away got their money's worth.

Those who bought last week... :rofl:

Jonny Z
09-05-2007, 10:22 AM
i'm sorta torn feelings wise here-

on the one hand, it's good for my wallet that there's no iphone killer among these ipods.

but at the same time, i was really hoping for a bigger capacity ipod touch so i could carry around a massive video library in my bag wherever i go.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 10:23 AM
Back to work for me. Anyone want to make a RECAP post?

Discuss.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 10:24 AM
i'm sorta torn feelings wise here-

on the one hand, it's good for my wallet that there's no iphone killer among these ipods.

but at the same time, i was really hoping for a bigger capacity ipod touch so i could carry around a massive video library in my bag wherever i go.

Next year. ;)

PeteL
09-05-2007, 10:24 AM
The iPod touch is really nice. Too bad it's max is 16 gigs though - it's going to be tough holding out on a higher capacity version.

It's really nice looking. Same as the Nano Video. Really sleek.

Jonny Z
09-05-2007, 10:25 AM
Next year. ;)

yeah.

and the other good news is that in anticipation of these announcements, i sold my 80 gig ipod 2 weeks ago for $285 :)

Jonny Z
09-05-2007, 10:27 AM
The iPod touch is really nice. Too bad it's max is 16 gigs though - it's going to be tough holding out on a higher capacity version.

It's really nice looking. Same as the Nano Video. Really sleek.

they probably won't refresh that for at least 6 months, maybe not til the spring. unless they go nuts.

ItsDLEVY
09-05-2007, 10:30 AM
Wow, there's finally an iPod that (I think) can hold my entire music collection... I'm gonna hafta think about this a bit...

Smokinblues
09-05-2007, 10:31 AM
Not this soon, tho'. In all seriousness, that's a risky move by Apple to cut the price so fast... I could see it really alienating early adopters.
nah. there are enough apple zombies that will be 'omg master jobs has new shiny shiny for us" pretty much no matter what

PeteL
09-05-2007, 10:37 AM
they probably won't refresh that for at least 6 months, maybe not til the spring. unless they go nuts.

Odds are I'll get one. It's pretty sweet. And the wifi aspect is just another reason to get it.

TheKraken
09-05-2007, 11:58 AM
Ordered a 160GB. Be here in 8 days or less. Woo!

mike black
09-05-2007, 12:02 PM
Ordered a 160GB. Be here in 8 days or less. Woo!

I was just on a call where I told the guy about it. I had to put him on hold for a sec to answer a question, and during the hold time her bought one too.

TheKraken
09-05-2007, 12:07 PM
I was just on a call where I told the guy about it. I had to put him on hold for a sec to answer a question, and during the hold time her bought one too.

:D It's gonna be nice not having to take shit off my iPod every time I want to rip old CDs or buy new music...

Forrest
09-05-2007, 12:14 PM
Maybe now the prices on existing nanos will drop so I can justify buying one.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 01:06 PM
Maybe now the prices on existing nanos will drop so I can justify buying one.

iPod Nano (4Gig $149, 8Gig $199)

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 01:10 PM
Watch the Keynote HERE:

http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/s83522y/event/index.html?internal=g4h5jl83a

Eric Williams
09-05-2007, 01:22 PM
iPod Nano (4Gig $149, 8Gig $199)
Yesss. :D
While the design for the new one is very purty and all, I personally find 160 GB of space quite ludicrously unnecessary. Not for me, thanks.

Simps
09-05-2007, 01:23 PM
it's a bummer tha price dropped $200 just 2 months after launch, but I've gotten easily $200 worth of enjoyment out of it since I got it, and it's been impossibly useful.

Marcdachamp
09-05-2007, 02:07 PM
I'm happy with my Nano for now, but I'll totally buy a Touch eventually. It's just awesome.

Fat Randy
09-05-2007, 03:16 PM
I'm glad I've been low on cash the last few months. Now I can get the Iphone for cheap

Jay Wesson
09-05-2007, 03:42 PM
I'm glad I've been low on cash the last few months. Now I can get the Iphone for cheap

Cheap, huh...? :mistrust:

$399 is better, but far from cheap.

Shawn_Kehoe
09-05-2007, 03:42 PM
Watch the Keynote HERE:


http://www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/specialevent07/

I think that's last month's event, with the new iMac and iWork.

Fat Randy
09-05-2007, 03:57 PM
Cheap, huh...? :mistrust:

$399 is better, but far from cheap.


My friend just bought a wing for 400 and blackberries range upto 600. So I think that 400 is a decent deal

MabusRex
09-05-2007, 03:58 PM
Crap. Now I'm so conflicted. Don't know if I want an iTouch or the new Creative ZEN that's coming out. Grrrrrr.

Pros to the ZEN include:
Expandable memory due to SD slot
FM receiver
Cheaper
Smaller

Pros to the iTouch include:
Sweet interface (Touchscreen)
WiFi and browser support
Larger viewscreen
Huge accessory support

Neither has come out so I'm sorta waiting on a hands-on test, but wanted a rundown on what you guys think.

Modok Gas
09-05-2007, 04:27 PM
I just pre-ordered an iPod Touch.

And it'll be laser engraved with this :


d (O_o) b

:)

Gene Reginato
09-05-2007, 05:32 PM
I've just read that people who bought the Iphone in the last 2 weeks get a refund.

Shawn_Kehoe
09-05-2007, 06:06 PM
I've just read that people who bought the Iphone in the last 2 weeks get a refund.

Yeah, they have a similar policy for people who buy a Mac only to have a new OS or software package outdate them two weeks later.

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 07:23 PM
Yesss. :D
While the design for the new one is very purty and all, I personally find 160 GB of space quite ludicrously unnecessary. Not for me, thanks.

What is GREAT about this is that I could put all of my music on here in an UNCOMPRESSED format! No more 128kbps Mp3's. Here I come ACC lossless!!

TheGibson
09-05-2007, 07:25 PM
I think that's last month's event, with the new iMac and iWork.

Uh... watch it here... I mean...

http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/s83522y/event/index.html?internal=g4h5jl83a

Modok Gas
09-05-2007, 07:27 PM
Just saw the guided tour of the iPod Touch at www.apple.com/ipodtouch

Wow. The narrator is annoying. Why did Apple use him? His head bobs a lot, his mannerisms are distracting, and he has weird pronunciations like "butt tun".