Apple has sent a guitar designed invitation to the media, inviting them to attend the new products announcement event. The media centric event will happen tomorrow on September 1 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, Sans Fransisco.
What will Apple announce? It has to be the new iPod Touch, new iPod Nano with touch screen instead of click wheel, rebranded iTV previously Apple TV, 99¢ TV rentals, iTunes Cloud, longer music sample time (90s) on iTunes, and 7 inch iPad.
Apple has sent a guitar designed invitation to the media, inviting them to attend the new products announcement event. The media centric event will happen on September 1 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, Sans Fransisco.
What will Apple announce? It has to be the new iPod Touch, rebranded iTV previously Apple TV, 99¢ TV rentals, iTunes Cloud and 7 inch iPad.
Country music fan Louie Sulcer, 71, won $10,000 for downloading from iTunes a 1958 Johnny Cash 1958 song, “Guess Things Happen That Way.” He was the 10 billionth downloader.
With the impending release of the iPad next month, Apple is in the talks with TV companies to reduce the price of TV shows from US$1.99 to 99 cents.
As we have predicted yesterday with Apple updating iTunes to version 9.0.2 would remove the syncing capability from Palm Pre. Yes, the Palm Pre is out of sync with Apple’s iTunes software yet again. This is the third time Palm Pre users have lost syncing capabilities with iTunes this year.
Our advise for these users are to go and buy an iPhone or iPod Touch instead or find an alternative other than iTunes.
Apple has updated iTunes to version 9.0.2 for Apple TV and removing Palm Pre Sync with iTunes.
iTunes 9 comes with many new features and improvements, including:
- An improved look and feel, including a new Column Browser for easily browsing your artists or albums, movies, TV shows, and more.
- iTunes Store has a brand new look, with improved navigation for quick and easy exploration.
- iTunes LP and iTunes Extras create unique experiences that feature exclusive interviews, videos, photos, and more — available with select album and movie purchases on the iTunes Store.
- Home Sharing helps you manage your family’s iTunes collection between computers in your home. iTunes can automatically transfer new purchases, or you can choose just the items you want.
- Genius Mixes are created for you by iTunes and play songs from your library that go great together.
- iPod and iPhone syncing now allows you to organize your iPhone and iPod touch home screens directly in iTunes. Syncing is now also more flexible, allowing you to sync individual artists, genres, or TV show and Podcast episodes.
- iTunes U items are now organized into their own section in your iTunes library.
- Sync with iPod nano (5th generation), iPod classic (Fall 2009), and iPod touch (Fall 2009).
- iTunes 9 also includes many other improvements, such as HE-AAC encoding and playback, more flexibility with Smart Playlists rules, simpler organization of your media files inside an iTunes Media folder, and more.
Why you would not buy a Palm Pre and Pixi? The company has again ignore the warning from the USB Implementers Forum and restored Apple’s iTunes 9 synchronization with WebOS 1.2.1.
Palm has illegally use Apple vendor ID to circumvent iTunes by making the Pre imitate as an iPod. Let’s wait for USB Implementers Forum to revoke their USB license and Apple to release the next update to iTunes.
Apple has released iTunes 9.0.1 update to fix bugs and also bring overall stability with a couple of enhancements. Here are the bug fixes:
- Resolves issues browsing the iTunes Store.
- Addresses a performance issue where iTunes may become unresponsive.
- Fixes a problem where iTunes may unexpectedly quit.
- Fixes a problem syncing Podcasts in playlists to iPod or iPhone.
- Fixes a problem sorting albums with multiple discs.
- Addresses an issue with the Zoom button not switching to Mini Player.
- Improves application syncing for iPod touch and iPhone.
- Genius is now automatically updated to show Genius Mixes.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs officially ends his sick leave and put himself on stage at the 2009 Apple Music Event introducing new iPods and iTunes 9. Steve delivered the keynote speech announcing several upgrades to the iTunes service, as well as a new line of video-recording iPod Nanos.
Here are the features:
- iTunes 9 – added genius bar to App Store, ring tones and iTunes LP.
- iPod Nanos – added video recording capabilities, FM radio, and pedometer that synchs with the Nike Plus system.
The new Nanos will retail at $160 for the 8 GB model and $180 for the 16 GB model.
Apple’s latest upgrade to iTunes software version 8.2.1 update no longer recognizes the Pre as an iPod. But the latest Palm WebOS 1.1 for Pre re-enabled the syncing with the current version iTunes. It is time for Apple to do a better job in blocking the Pre.