Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Apple Event Day

I wonder how many of us were sitting around today, hitting the refresh button on the screen, to see the latest and greatest from Apple. Things that got me interested were:
ITunes 7 with downloadable movies. Movies appear to range from $9.99 to $14.99 for most titles. I saw Pirates of the Caribbean for $12.99 and a slew of other Disney titles. The movie will download in 640 x 480 pixel, near DVD quality, perfect for downloading to your video iPod. You can also download iPod games for $4.99. Classics such as Bejeweled, Tetris, Zuma, PacMan and more are available to download to your video iPod.
Apple also updated the iPod as follows:
30 GB: $249
-Black or White
-14 hr music playback, 4 hr slideshow, 3.5 hr video

80 GB: $349
-Black or White
-20 hr music playback, 6 hr slideshow, 6.5 hr video

Apple today introduced its 2G iPod Nano, available in 5 colors depending on model. Apple claims the new model can get up to 24 hours of battery life, and the screen is 40% brighter. The new models are as follows, and are available today:

2 GB: $149
-Silver only

4 GB: $199
-Silver, Pink, Green, Blue

8 GB: $249
-Black only