September 09, 2008
Apple Event Coverage

Since MacRumors doesn't have their live event coverage site up, however the Gizmodo Liveblog is up and going for today's 10AM PST iPod-o-gasm is.

Update: So if you haven't seen already, here's the rundown:

  • iTunes 8, with new cover view and the genius playlist creator (available now).
  • The new rumored iPod nano "thinnie" version (as opposed to the 3rd gen "fatties"). Also includes microphone accelerometer for video playing when it's on it's side and coverflow like the iphone/touch, shake to shuffle, and a new headphone with play/pause/next/prev/volume controls on it (like the iPhone/touch but better).
  • New iPod touch form factor (the iphone look) and hardware volume controls and the new headphones.
  • iPod Touch/iPhone 2.1 software with the Genius mode and "bugfixes" to increase battery life and other suck. No word on cut and paste though. This is available now for the Touch.

Overall about a 7/10 IMHO, not bad, but nothing completely unexpected after the Kevin Rose leaks.

Posted by Arcterex at September 09, 2008 08:37 AM