There's quite a bit of speculation that Apple will be unveiling a redesigned version of Apple TV, dubbed iTV, at their upcoming Annual Music Event this Wednesday. The rumor mill, as always, has gone into overdrive on this particular technology, since it's the unloved child of Jobs & Co., reduced to just a "hobby." But who doesn't want to see Apple push that old non-dynamic TV you've got into awesome new directions? Which brings up a good question: if iTV gets an iOS overhaul, what about its remote?
Of course the big news wasn't this week; that'd be ridiculous. No, the big news is next week at Apple's yearly musical event, held this year on Wednesday, September 1st at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. Meanwhile, it wasn't all crickets around here at the Mac|Life, heck no. We even chased down a staffer in a remote controlled helicopter. Of course there's a video after the jump.
Can you feel the excitement in the air? Apple has a media event coming on Wednesday, September 1 and if you happen to live anywhere near the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco where it’s all going down, you might have seen a preview of what’s to come.
If you've been pining and praying for Apple's impending music-based Event to finally herald the advent of iTunes Music streaming from the clouds on high, you might end up a wee bit disappointed.
Trusted sources are speculating that we're most likely going to see a major overhaul of iTunes next week, but instead of the from-the-cloud-service that many of us have been dreaming of, the changes to the venerable media application may be aimed more towards social media functionality and the way in which we purchase media from the iTunes Store.
Summer is winding to a close, and we just received our invitation to Apple’s annual music-oriented event. New iPod touches are almost certainly on the menu -- possibly with a front-facing camera for FaceTime and maybe even a Retina Display thrown in for good measure.
A new version of iTunes -- which we suspect will probably be called iTunes 10 -- is also expected next month, which got us thinking about all the cool stuff that we might get to see from the ubiquitous media player’s ninth anniversary.
Apple will be hosting it's annual music event a week from today at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. The even begins at 10:00 a.m. Stay tuned to Maclife.com for our liveblog straight from the event.
We talk about the iPad and share our thoughts on the new Apple device. Sure we haven't slept since Saturday, but we've played so many games and watched so many videos on it we feel magical. We might be a little loopy too.
Apple announces a new event to talk about the next version of the iPhone OS. Will we be there? Oh yeah, and we'll be live blogging it. Stay tuned.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Twitter and Facebook questions! Okay, they weren't that hard-hitting.
Now that we've all sort of calmed down after this weekend's epic iPad
launch, it's time for another informational Apple town hall meeting.
We'll be live blogging the whole shebang to bring you a minute-by-minute
account of every little juicy tidbit about the iPhone update. Stay
tuned to Maclife.com for more details, and we'll see you here Thursday
morning (or afternoon, for you east coast folks).
To paraphrase Eric Cartman: "Yes, I have used the iPad; who wants to touch me?"
EIC Paul and I were supa-stoked to get some hands-on time with the iPad after this morning's event. We played with it for about 90 minutes, lingering as long as we could even while Apple's uber-patient gadget-handlers politely mentioned (and rementioned) that "we're getting ready to shut it down."
Shut it down?! Never! We are geeks with a new toy! Christmas morning and whatnot! Anyway, after they pried it from our sweaty trembling hands, we jotted down these first impressions just for you. (Plus video, after the jump...)