May 17, 2024
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Well I did not really know where to categorize this stuff But i was just listening to the announcements from Apple and wanted to driop the highlights somewhere on the blog….

Well there are some updates but most exciting is a new set top box coming out in the first quarter of 2007


All models are 52% smaller in volume than previous nano. new charger, new armband, new lanyard
8GB is $249 in all colors
4GB is $199 in all colors but black
2GB is $149 in silver only

iTunes 7

3 different views of iTunes
iTunes will give you cover art for free if you are missing cover art
TV shows are now encoded at 640×480 (h264), up from 320×240
You can update your iPod from right inside iTunes

Movies from iTunes

Near DVD quality. Same encoding as TV shows at 640×480. If you have a 5mb/s broadband connection, it will take approximately 30 minutes to download a movie
New releases 12.99 preorders and first week, after that up to 14.99
most titles will be 9.99
films from Walt Disney, Pixar, Touchstone, Miramax
75 films online today, more every week and month
Dolby surround audio in videos


Apple is releasing its long-rumored set-top box in Q1 2007. It will be Wireless
1/2 size of Mac Mini, built-in power supply, USB, Ethernet, 802.11 “wireless component video”, optical audio and HDMI ports, plus old RCA stereo audio ports. Works with Apple Remote
Like a Mac Mini… iTV is its name
Apple is now in your den, living room, car, pocket works with iTunes on PC or Mac. price will be $299
iTV lets you get access to trailers and itunes store selected content from internet