One thing that Apple did differently this time, was they streamed the Keynote live, but it required the latest version of Quicktime on Snow Leopard or Leopard, or watching it on an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.
iOS 4.1 update coming to iPhone and iPod Touch as a free update next week.
- Game Center is built-in, it's said to be like Xbox Live for the iPhone.
- TV show rental support.
- Apple announced Ping, a social network service integrated into iTunes, and will be on iPod Touch and iPhone when updated to 4.1
iOS 4.2 coming to iPad around November.
iTunes 10 is the next version of iTunes.
- updated UI to help group and navigate songs easier.
- Social network service Ping is integrated to iTunes 10.
- New design of the iPod Shuffle iPod
- Buttons and clip are part of the hardware
- $50 for 2GB of storage
- Comes in 5 color options
- Touch screen with multi-touch support added to the Nano.
- $150 for 8GB, $180 for 16GB.
- Comes in 6 color options.
- No mention of an App Store for the Nano.
- Higher resolution screen, 960x540 'retina display'.
- With 2 Cameras: Main camera does not have LED flash and can only capture images with a resolution of 960 x 720, but it does have the same HD 720p video recording support, and VGA front camera with FaceTime support.
- Has the A4 CPU, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.
- Basically most of the same features of an iPhone 4.
- No GPS built-in, only triangulation via WiFi.
- $300 for 32 GB, $400 for 64GB
- My take, I'll likely be picking up one of these to update from my iPod Touch 1st Gen.
One more thing, New Apple TV
- Nice hardware, very small device. A4 CPU is built-in.
- No internal storage, Podcast support may have been dropped. :-(
- Good price for $100
- Rental videos only, no video purchases available. Apple has agreements with Fox and ABC. (Ie. this is a US only device for now.)
- Netflix streaming is built-in.
- My take on it is the hardware and price are good but the content and features aren't worth it.