Apple Special Music Event Coverage

We visit the event in progress:
(Latest updates at the top of the list.)
– IPOD NANO! ROSE WAS RIGHT!
– color screen
– thinner than a number 2 pencil
– same docking port as other iPods
– 1/3 the size of the RAZR
– no more ipod mini
– will come in white and black
– 4GB for US$249. 2GB for $199
– 1.5 grams, weighing less than 3 US quarters
– Accessories: dock for $29. Lanyard/headphone $39. Armband $29
– SHIPPING TODAY

– ROKR
– Songs transferred via USB.
– 100 songs.
– “Shuffle for your phone”
– No click-wheel.
– Play will automatically pause when a call is received.
– Will be carried by Cingular.
– Uses shuffle, auto-fill features.

– iTunes 5
– “Refined look”
– Playlist folders.
– SmartShuffle
– Users adjust how often songs from an artist are played.
– Parental controls allow restrictions on the purchase of explicit music.
– Windows users can now sync contacts and calender using Outlook.

-iTMS
– Over 2 million songs.
– Largest online library in the world.
– Madonna’s full library is now available.
– Over 10 million user accounts.
– Average user has bought 60 songs.
– New audio books, including complete Harry Potter set.
– 15,000 podcasts, with 1,000 new ‘casts being added every week.
– 7 million podcast subscriptions.

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