Tech Today in Apple Hype
posted by January 15 at 10:37 AMon
Because I know Slog readers are a bunch of hype-hungry Apple fanboys and girls, following is a quick recap of the new products Apple announced at Macworld this morning. Aren’t you so excited!?!
• Time Capsule - An Airport Extreme (wireless router) with a big internal hard drive, for backups using Leopard’s new Time Machine.
• iPhone - SDK for third-party apps (still) coming in February. New software update coming today, featuring psuedo-GPS, web clips, rearrangeable home screen, and more. iPod Touch to get Mail, maps, and other iPhone features, making it precisely an iPhone without the phone. $20 upgrade.
• iTunes - Movie Rentals. All major studios are on board, rentals to cost $2.99 - $3.99. Start watching within 30 days, watch for 24 hours. Launches today.
• AppleTV Take 2 - No computer required. Rent/buy movies, music, TV shows, etc., directly from iTunes Store on your TV. HD movies also available, with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. Free software update for existing AppleTVs.
• Macbook Air - “World’s Thinnest Laptop.” 0.76” thin, built in iSight camera, Core 2 Duo. Sports a multitouch trackpad (like an iPhone screen). No optical drive, Superdrive accessory for $99, and some kind of software to let you “borrow” another PC or Mac’s optical drive. 5 hour battery life. “Fits inside an envelope.” 64GB solid-state flash drive optional.
So which one are you so excited about the most?!?