Apple Announces New iPod Family, Apple TV, iTunes 10, iOS 4.1

Apple Announces New iPod Family

  • iPod shuffle—New design with clickable buttons, VoiceOver, and Genius Mixes.
  • iPod nano—New, smaller design with built-in clip, Multi-Touch display, and six bright colors.
  • iPod touch—Now with FaceTime, Retina display, HD video recording, Game Center, and iOS 4.1.

 

Apple Announces New Apple TV

The new Apple TV is now available for order in the U.S. and select countries and will ship in late September. It features:

  • Streamlined design—Less than four inches square, 80 percent smaller, quieter, and more energy efficient.
  • iTunes HD TV show and movie rentals—Choose from the largest selection of commercial-free HD TV shows and movies available to rent and stream on demand to an HDTV (TV show rentals available in the U.S. only).
  • Streaming-based design—Movies, TV shows, photos, and Internet content stream wirelessly to Apple TV.
  • Netflix streaming—U.S. Netflix subscribers can access the Netflix streaming catalog.

 

Apple Announces iTunes 10

iTunes 10 is now available for download. It features:

  • iTunes Ping—New social network devoted entirely to music.
  • iTunes HD TV show and movie rentals—Choose from the largest selection of commercial-free HD TV shows and movies available to rent and stream on demand (TV show rentals available in the U.S. only).
  • AirPlay—Stream music and videos wirelessly to Apple TV from iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Coming soon.

 

Apple Announces iOS 4.1

iOS 4.1 software will be available as a free download next week. It includes:

  • Game Center—Experience social gaming on your iPod touch or iPhone.
  • Support for iTunes HD TV show and movie rentals—Choose from the largest selection of HD TV shows and movies and rent them right on your iPod touch or iPhone (U.S. only).
  • iTunes Ping—New social discovery features in iTunes available on iPhone and iPod touch.
  • iOS 4 features—iOS 4.1 also includes all the great features from iOS 4: multitasking, folders, create playlists, iBooks, enhanced mail, Home screen wallpaper, gift apps, and more.

 iOS 4 will be available as a free download for all iPod touch (second, third, and fourth generation), iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4 owners. Not all features are compatible with all devices. For more information, visit www.apple.com/ipodtouch/software-update/ or www.apple.com/iphone/softwareupdate/

source: ASW News – Apple.