Okay, so it’s only a few hours until Apple’s Let’s Rock event.
Personally, I can’t wait to see what Apple come out with but there’s a lot of rumours and supposition.
The iPod Nano is expected to be updated in both design and storage capacity.
The iPod Touch is most likely going to retain it’s specs to allow for a price drop to compete with the subsidised iPhone.
A major version release of iTunes (iTunes 8) is expected bringing a few new features; among which is the ‘Genius’ feature to allow for smart playlist generation; perhaps a feature that could be more useful if iTunes ever adopt a subscription model. But most exciting is a rumour that I’ve heard (semi-reliable source) that suggests the newest version of iTunes will be coded to be truly Vista-compliant and not just an XP version that has been hacked together to work; i.e. no more rediculously slow operation!
There’s been lots of talk of Mac Book updates; I doubt we’ll see anything on the pro side, but an Air update is probably round about due now (unless they choose to wait for the new Intel processors next year beginning) and the Mac Book vanilla may see an update now in time for Xmas.
I think the key to remember is ‘Consumer’. This event will most likely be about the consumer ranges in order to drive excitement (read: sales) for Xmas.
More to come…
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