Apple TV, New iPod Nano 2010, iPod Touch 4th Generation Launched
Apple TV, New iPod Nano 2010, iPod Touch 4th Generation Launched – Apple has made a number of announcements at their annual September Apple event. Normally, the announcements that are made during the event are well known to the general public ahead of time, but this year’s presentation featured a number of surprises.
The new line of iPods will feature a built in FM tuner that can also display photos. The iPod will also now be completely touch screen, and will not have any buttons on the device itself. It will cost a total of $149 for the 8 GB version of the iPod and $179 for the 16 GB version.
Steve Jobs also announced that Apple was planning to add a number of social networking features to their iTunes software. The service, which will be called “Ping,” will allow you to see what your friends are listening to a downloading via iTunes. The technology was acquired by Apple last year when they purchased Lala.com. The Ping section of the service will work like any other social network, and will allow users to follow friends in a similar way to the structure of Facebook and Twitter.
Jobs also announced that Apple was planning on releasing a smaller version of their Apple TV device that will stream movies and television shows over the Internet, on your television screen. The device will reportedly cost $99, down from $229.
The product will be available within the next month, and will allow users to stream high definition content. Netflix is already on board with the program, and will have streaming content available over the device via their instant queue.