Apple new ipods (including a touch model w/wifi)

moegolden

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[MOD NOTE: I believe he was liveblogging, I'm gonna condense them into one post until they're is a break]

breaking as we speak:

http://live.gizmodo.com/

http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/05/steve-jobs-live-apples-the-beat-goes-on-special-event/

-looks like most or all of the new products will be in stores this week.

"ipod touch" is literally an iphone minus the phone. web browser and everything. take porn with you!

-this is interesting:

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

those seem to be the same price as the ipod touch models (8G and 16G)....I guess they have to do it, because they risk cutting into the iphone's appeal.

a possible jump-the-shark moment:

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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"?


I don't even go to Starbucks, but I could definitely see how it's one of the only places people can get exposed to new music nowadays. that's kind of sad. i miss scott muni.

holy shit!

-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.

-i pray that paul mccartney comes out, if only so that we all hear jim norton go on a diatribe about all of this.

-yep, they officially cut the price of iphones by $200....i guess they will be selling 10 million after all.
 

Beeman99

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wow, they are in partnership with Starbucks for WiFi, big fucking whoop. Apple is getting gayer by the month
 

Beeman99

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ooooooo, the Iphone is now only 399, not bad for a phone with no signal


I shouldnt' bash, I'm going to look at mac books today
 

moegolden

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ooooooo, the Iphone is now only 399, not bad for a phone with no signal
signal isn't bad for me, but i don't live on the Upper West Side like those fancymen Norton and Opie.
 

moegolden

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-no mccartney, but KT Tunstall is a go-er.

-I guess we early adopters only got 69 days of exclusivity for that extra $200. but honestly, i thought that's a good price to pay to make my coworkers envious.

-ok, http://www.apple.com is back up.

i'm done being a solo fanboy today.

160 gigs is sick. I don't think i know anyone with that much music.
 

thelord68

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New iPods and Price drops

Apple had their big event today and introduced what everyone expected - the iPod Touch - basically the iPhone without the phone, but it does have WiFi. It comes in 8gb or 16gb sizes. $299 or $399

They also dropped the 4gb iPhone and lowered the price of the 8gb from $599 to $399.

The iPod video now becomes the iPod Classic and storage has been upped to the choice of 80gb or 160 gb (!). $249 or $349

The Nano is now wider (more square) but thinner and has a 2" screen with video support. $149 or $199

Shuffle has new colors $79 or $99

Also - no more white iPods
 

Simby19

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I need a new ipod. Eh, not really. But I'd LIKE one!
 

pure_waves

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i got an 80 gig toshiba gigabeat a year and change ago, its fucking better than any ipod ive ever had. id probably not give it up till the battery was unusable, but i have to admit that ipod touch with the wifi looks great, ill have to check that out.
 

Nimrod

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I bought the 2nd gen nano 10 days ago. Should have waited

I feel really stupid now
 

KevSlider

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I will be getting either the classic or the new Touch. My old 20 gig is on it's last legs...It was a sweet free ipod.
 

NikkorTheMonk

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Im just waiting or the PSP slim due out by Christmas. Everything of an Ipod and more now your going to be able to hook it up to your home theatre and watch UMD's and play games. only draw back is it doesnt have the huge memory capabilities.
 

stellarcomics

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Oh I'll be getting one. My 30 gig warranty is about to expire anyway.
 

blee

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Fuck Apple and their stupid Ipods. I had one 2 years ago and sold it after having it for about a month. Fuck ITunes too.
Maybe this rant should go into the FU threads.
 

Warfarer

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I would rather see them put out a PDA built on the iPhone/iPod touch with a nice interface and a good input method. I need a new PDA and can't decide what I want having only a Macbook Pro now.
 

stellarcomics

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I had one for a month, before the cheaply made piece of shit broke.
Did you buy it new? Did Apple replace it?
I've had two ipods die on me (under warranty) and Apple replaced them that day (I went to the Apple store here and picked up a new one both times). I didn't even buy them AT the Apple store in the first place (Circuit City for my mini and Radio Shack for my 30 gig).
 

martianvirus

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Did you buy it new? Did Apple replace it?
I've had two ipods die on me (under warranty) and Apple replaced them that day (I went to the Apple store here and picked up a new one both times). I didn't even buy them AT the Apple store in the first place (Circuit City for my mini and Radio Shack for my 30 gig).
Thats another thing I hate about apple, the fact that they have a store.:icon_mad:

It was the screen that broke, they wouldn't replace it.
 

stellarcomics

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Thats another thing I hate about apple, the fact that they have a store.:icon_mad:

It was the screen that broke, they wouldn't replace it.
Damn that sucks. I guess if I bought a $300 anything and it broke in a month, I'd hate the company too!