At the Apple "Its Only Rock and Roll" event iPod Touch fans were expecting to see something that has been rumored for a while now. We wanted to see a camera being placed on the iPod Touch, and when the Nano got one we were SURE touch would to! However, Apple didn't make any mention of it, and therefore there is no Camera on the new iPod Touch. Why? After the event Steve Jobs was interviewed, and he says the reason they decided against it was because the iPod Touch is "a great game machine". The campaign ads of it being "The Funniest iPod Ever" kind of gave it the title of a Gaming System. Because of this being the reason most people buy the iPod Touch they wanted to make it cheaper so that MORE people would buy it. They dropped the price starting at $199 (For more information on this price drop watch the Recap video on Ty's iPhone Help YouTube Channel) If Apple were to add a camera they would have to rise the price, or keep it the same. They said in the event that $199, they found, was a magic price point for products. However, Steve did say that this doesn't mean iPod Touch will NEVER get a camera! Dear Apple, I forgive you this time, but next time GIVE US OUR CAMERA!!!
Do you think the iPod should have gotten its camera? If it did, do you think people would buy more? Or is the "Gaming" a good focus point? Answer in the comments below!
At the 'It's Only Rock and Roll' event they demoed some great game titles for the iPhone and iPod touch. Check out the videos out inside!
First up was UBISoft demoing their game Assassin's Creed 2:
Next Tapulous demos Riddim Ribbon:
And finally Gameloft demos their new FPS Nova:
Apple's one more thing announcement today was the New iPod Nano, which as you can tell in the picture above, it now comes in nine colors. You will also find that it has many new features such as a video camera, mic, and speakers on the back of the iPod. The Nano also includes voice over like the Shuffle, voice recorder like the iPhone, and Pedometer. You can get one of these at $149 for the 8GB and $179 for the 16GB. A lot of the rumors leading up to the event were saying that the iPod Touch and Nano would be getting a camera so you may want to hold off a while before spending $179 on the Nano. My local Apple store doesn't have the iPod Nano just yet but as soon as they get it in I will have a detailed review of the iPod for you guys.
iTunes 9 was announced today bringing a new and better user interface for the iTune Store and some much needed features. See inside!
The best thing to happen to fandom. The visual experience of the record album returns with iTunes LP. Download select albums and experience a beautifully designed, interactive world right in your iTunes library on a Mac or PC — many are created by the artists. While you listen to your favorite songs, you can dive into animated lyrics and liner notes, watch performance videos, view artist and band photos, and enjoy other bonus materials. And become an even bigger fan.
A better way to share. iTunes makes it easier to share music, movies, TV shows, and more. With Home Sharing, you can browse the iTunes libraries of up to five authorized computers in your house, import what you like, and automatically add new purchases made on any of the computers to your own library.
The Redesigned iTunes Store
Check out the new venue. The world’s #1 music store is even better. With a beautiful redesign and refined navigation, the new iTunes Store makes it easy to explore songs, movies, TV shows, and more.
Now featuring: Special features. When you buy select movies from the iTunes Store, you won’t get just a movie. You’ll get iTunes Extras — a world of special features you can experience right in your iTunes library. Watch interviews and trailers, view photos, and more on your Mac or PC.
Perfect mixes come automatically. Meet Genius Mixes. This new feature searches your iTunes library, finds songs that go great together, and creates up to 12 mixes you’ll love. All automatically. These mixes are like channels programmed entirely with your music. You may discover songs you never knew you had — and rediscover forgotten favorites.
A simpler way to sync. iTunes brings new, more flexible ways to sync your media from your computer to your iPhone or iPod. And it’s easier to organize all the apps on your iPhone or iPod touch, because now you can do it right in iTunes, right from your computer. Shop the App Store on your computer, iPhone, or iPod touch. Then go to your iTunes library to arrange (and rearrange) your apps and add (or delete) Home screens. iTunes automatically syncs your new Home screens with your iPhone or iPod touch.
Many Other Improvements
Refinements that rock. iTunes brings you even better ways to manage and share everything in your library. You can make your Smart Playlists even smarter. You can save iTunes Store items you want to purchase later in a new wish list. You can buy ringtones of your favorite songs directly from the iTunes Store on your iPhone and assign a specific song to a contact. And if you’re an avid social networker, it’s easy to tout your favorite music, movies, and TV shows on Facebook and Twitter right from the iTunes Store.
Download iTunes 9:
Mac(link in just a bit)