By Benedict Wee
Here are the details of Apple's Rock and Roll Event.
- 30,000 Ringtones for iPhones available in the iTunes store. US$1.29 each.
- Home Sharing: Copy songs, movies and TV shows amongst 5 computers in your house.
- iTunes LP: Flip though photos and individual songs which display lyrics directly in iTunes. Custom video interviews.
- iTunes Extras: DVD-like content for movies such as commentary and interactive menus.
- "Cleaner" looking iTunes Store.
- App Organization: Arrange apps the same way you do on your iPhone/iPod Touch.
- iTunes 9 is available today.
- Phil (Schiller) just compared games from the iTunes Store with the ones available on the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP. Ignorant prick, quantity is not quality.
iPhone and iPod Touch Games
- Assassin's Creed 2: Discovery. Side-scrolling action.
- Riddim Ribbon. DJ music-mixing.
- Nova. First-person shooter with multiplayer via Bluetooth or WiFi.
- EA titles: Madden, Need for Speed Shift, Command and Conquer and NBA Live.
New iPod Touches
- 8GB for US$199/NZ$286.
- 32GB for US$299/NZ$430.
- 64GB for US$399/NZ$574.
- 32GB and 64GB versions will be 50% faster and run OpenGL ES 2.0, the same as the iPhone 3GS.
New iPod Classic
-160GB for US$249/NZ$358.
New iPod Shuffles
- New colors: Black, silver, pink, green and blue.
- 2GB for US$59/NZ$85.
- 4GB for US$79/NZ$114.
- 4GB Special Edition made of polished steel. US$99/NZ$142.
New iPod Nano
- Camera for video.
- FM Radio.
- 8GB for US$149/NZ$241.
- 16GB for US$179/NZ$257.
(Note: The NZ$ shown is based on a direct currency conversion of the US dollar. Expect the prices of the iPods to be higher.)