Steve’s Keynote is well and truly over, I got out of bed at 2AM AWST to watch some live coverage provided by some popular web siteslets look at some of the latest updates from Apple.
Time Capsule, a “beefy” Airport Extreme with internal 500GB or 1TB hard disk’s for network “time-machine” backups at $299 and $499USD shipping in Feb
iPhone Software Update (avail now) and SDK (software developers kit, avail Feb). The Software update brings:
- Google Maps with Location
- Webclips – website bookmarks on your home screen. Clips remember where you zoomed/panned, and you can create up to 9.
- Chapter Options & Language Capability for iPod mode
- Multiple-Contact SMS
iPod Touch software update providing Mail, Stocks, Notes, Weather, and Maps for a $20USD upgrade fee.
iTunes Movie rentals with networks such as Touchstone, Mirimax, MGM, Lionsgate, Newline, Fox, WB, Disney, Paramount, Universal and Sony. Pricing is $2.99 for catalogue movies and $3.99 for new releases.
AppleTV Take 2, software update due in two weeks, allowing direct iTunes rentals and purchases (no computer required). Movies avail in DVD and HD (720p) quality with 5.1 Dolby. HD Rentals are $4.99US. ATV base model price drop from $299 to $229
Macbook Air, a thin and light-weight aluminium machine fitting between Macbook and Macbook Pro, avail in 1.6Ghz and 1.8Ghz Core 2 Duo with 80GB hdd or 64GB SSD option, 1x USB, 2GB RAM. Pricing starts at $1,799USD and ships in two weeks
iTunes and Quicktime updated for movie rental service
More information on all updates can be found on the already-updated Apple web site in your country.
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