News Du jour: Apple’s new stuff

Posted By on September 12, 2006

Apple newsApple Computer Inc. had their semi-surprise news shindig today as Steve Jobs announced that they will be selling Disney new releases on their iTunes Store for $14.99 for a full-length download. This alone is probably good news, but then the company also introduced a ‘bigger’ iPod player for $349. (long awaited as timeline as technology goes) Jobs also indicated that they will sell older films for $9.99.

According Mr. Jobs, the new iPods will also have brighter screens and longer battery life than older models and storage of 30 gigabytes and 80 gigabytes. The largest models charged battery will last as much as 6.5 hours according to Apple.

The hot selling iPod Nano models will also get a boost for music and voice lovers with a model boasting up to 8 gigabytes and costing $249. The diminutive iPod Shuffle also gets a bit more flash memory; its at 1 gigabyte and sells for $79.

For those waiting for the iPod cellphone … you were probably disappointed, although I don’t think anyone really expected one this month.

Comments

  • chris b

    apple is all hype. when are they going to bring out the phone and digital recorder for the hd tv. others are already coming along with hd devices and apple is still fooling around with ipods and things. i tried to use one of their notebooks with the bootcamp you mentioned and it was missing a right click button. if you ask me they are way behind except in marketing their products.

  • Steve

    Chris,

    To say that “Apple is fooling around with the ipods and things” is like saying that Google is foolong around with the search engine thing.

    I am a PC guy, but that’s principally been a cost response. Now that Apple is using Intel chips they may be able to start gaining a larger share of the computer market. Their gains in that area have been pretty steady since the advent of the ipod, and if they can get their retail prices down near to what comparable PCs sell for, I think that will really get them going– perhaps to a 10% market share, which was unthinkable prior to the ipod’s introduction.

    I can’t make any useful comments pro/con to your assertion about boot camp and HD-TV. Hopefully others have input one way or the other.

    Steve

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