By Gregory MonePosted 09.05.2007 at 3:31 pm 8 Comments
Apple didn't exactly shock the world today with the announcement of its new iPod Touch, but the gadget-loving faithful weren't disappointed, either. With trademark grandeur, Apple guru Steve Jobs announced a revamped line of the absurdly popular music players.
The new iPod touch will take advantage of the touch-screen technology developed for the iPhone, and users will be able to connect to the Internet at a WiFi hotspot, too. It's basically an iPhone without the phone part. Other upgrades include a standard iPod with double the memory, and iPod nanos with 2-inch screens. And for those of you who decided to shell out the cash for an iPhone in the last few weeks, sorry to break this to you, but Apple's slashing the price. The cost of an 8GB model is dropping from $599 to $399.—Gregory Mone
By Gregory MonePosted 08.02.2007 at 4:28 pm 7 Comments
As the iPhone-induced buzz surrounding Apple fades slightly, the company might have some more big news cooking, as it has another announcement planned for this Tuesday, according to AppleInsider. It surely won't be as big as its last grand intro, and Apple says it has nothing to do with iPods or iPhones, but that's no reason not to get excited.
One blogger suspects that Apple might be unveiling a tiny new tablet Mac that takes advantage of the iPhone's amazing touch-screen technology. This is just an educated guess; he doesn't actually have inside information. But his rationale makes sense. First, he points out that it wouldn't make a ton of sense for Apple to invest so much time, effort and money into that touch-screen technology and not use it on other products. He also cites rumors of an ultrathin keyboard, which could fit with the tablet computer.
Sounds amazing, but we'll have to wait until Tuesday, at the earliest, to find out if it's true.—Gregory Mone
What do you think Apple will release next? Post your guesses in the comments section.