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Apple's Let's Rock Presentation

More Details About Apple's New Nanos!

If the name of Steve Job's latest presentation — Let's Rock — led you to believe that he would be unveiling new iPods, you would be right! But not only were we the first to see the new Nano design at the Yerba Buena Center For the Arts today in San Francisco, but we also got a sneak peek at some new yet-to-be-released games to hit the App Store, the details on the newest upgrades to iPod Touch, and the scoop on what the cool new features will be for iTunes 8.

The big news of the morning obviously was the new Nanos! This generation will be smaller, packed with more features, and more cost effective. Oh, did I mention the colors? The new Nano will make your plain old black and white versions green with envy. Not to mention purple, pink, red, blue, yellow, orange, and grey.

How much will the new Nano set you back? To get pricing, more product details, pics, and to find out what else is coming up in the world of Apple, just


Also being included in the newest iTunes release, the Genius Playlist creator will analyze the current track you are playing and toss together a cool playlist based on the features of that song, giving you a mix of similar songs to listen to without having to hunt and peck through your music. Other goodies include an accelerometer, a built-in voice recorder, and a "Shake to Shuffle" feature. Yes, you really can shake it!

Thankfully, Steve wants us to save a little dough while enjoying our tunes! The new Nano will come in two versions: 8GB for $149 and 16GB for $199. Plus, they are available this week for you to pick up. My wallet already feels a little lighter. What else did Steve announce today? Here's a rundown:

  • iPod Touch will be smaller, sleeker, and louder with an on-board speaker. Plus, the Nike + iPod transmitter will be built right into the Touch — no more lame transmitter sticking out the bottom! The iPod Touch will come in three models: 8GB for $229, 16GB for $299, and $32GB for $399.
  • New games hitting the App Store include Spore Origins, Need for Speed: Undercover, and Real Soccer 09.
  • The iPod Classic will get a hefty storage bump, going from 80GB to 120GB with a $249 price tag.
  • iTunes will now offer HD TV shows, including those from NBC for $2.99
  • The update for your iPhone to 2.1 will fix bugs and dropped calls and will back up iTunes faster.





stevemdp stevemdp 8 years
ipod's are the best..........
Marg2k8 Marg2k8 9 years
franceshopkins franceshopkins 9 years
Ooooh, loving the new colours!!!
nv27 nv27 9 years
So just an update on my story: I went back to the Apple store last night and bought the LAST 8gig Iphone in stock. They transferred my number to At&t (from Tmobile) and then discovered that the Iphone was inoperable. The customer service rep told me that they could reverse the transaction (leaving me with an early-termination fee (for my 2 minute contract), and my long-time phone number would be lost OR I could take the broken iphone with me, and bring it back to exchange when they get in more phones. So, here I am, with NO phone. Thanks Apple.
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
nv27- Wow that is horrible. I understand what you mean. Apple really sucks sometimes. That's terrible that you had to go through it though.
pinkmystic pinkmystic 9 years
same here Karen zoo!! I'm so sick of this newer and better versions. I just brought my ipod nano. They couldn't tell anybody that they were coming out with new ones with more space... so i could wait to buy one. GEEEEEEEEEZZZZZ
karen-zoo karen-zoo 9 years
My god everytime I *JUST* buy a new ipod apple comes out with something 100x better the next month!
pinkmystic pinkmystic 9 years
These are ugly.. the design isn't so pretty. Some of the colors are nice(some are too bright though). I like my square nano :) BETTER.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
Wow those are really....neon. I don't need a new iPod so I won't be checking these out in the near future unless something happens my version 1 mini iPod and my new video iPod.
nv27 nv27 9 years
P.S. This is the second time Ive had horrible service at an Apple store. The first time they sold me a laptop that had been previously opened and re-sealed, and then gave me a hard time about wanting to exchange it. I had to explain the situation to 5 people at the Apple store before they finally proceeded with the exchange transaction.
nv27 nv27 9 years
I wont be buying anything from Apple, ever again. I went to an Apple store last night and had the WORST customer service experience EVER. After noboy offered to help us for the first 1/2 hour that we browsed the store, lingering over the iphone, we went and stood in the line where one would stand to make a cash purchase. After standing in this line for a while a customer service rep changed the sign in the window to say "Iphones are not available today." Then he proceeded to tell the 5 people in line waiting to buy the iphones that they were sold out. I asked for a manager and explained that I called the store just an hour before I arrived there and was told to come in anytime before closing to purchase one and that they had "plenty" in stock. The manager went to the back and pulled out two new iphones, one for myself and one for the other guy that stuck around to talk to a manager. The manager had no reasoning for why she had just sent the customer service rep to lie to all of the customers anxiously waiting for the phones. All she said was, "Sorry about that." I chose not to buy the iphone, nor will I buy another ipod. Im sure Apple won't miss my business, but I wont support a company that is going to treat customers that poorly.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
Not a fan of these - I prefer the square design. I don't even like these colors.
simbaspaws simbaspaws 9 years
Ugly..I do not like them that much...the second generation in black and white and the 3rd were much better looking...I do not care ...have my beautiful Iphone
Sammi_784 Sammi_784 9 years
I love the new iPods - especially the colours and new features... ...but sickened at the prices. In the US, the 16GB is almost the same price as the 8GB in the UK! (I'm from the UK btw :))
MissMimz MissMimz 9 years
I WANT THEM ALL!!!!!!!!! wow I love the colours!
alethia037 alethia037 9 years
I love the new colors! Bright & Happy!
darkangeldaria darkangeldaria 9 years
yup i'm sticking with my creative zen which does exactly what i need it to do...hold all of my tunes and play them in my car/when i'm working out for way cheaper than an iPod... now if steve and co made the larger capacity iPods in color i'd be way tempted to upgrade to a purple one but since that's not the case...i'll pass if i can't have all my music with me it's not worth that price...
gigill gigill 9 years
I'm worried the shake to shuffle feature might get annoying - what if it's super sensitive and it gets jostled around in your bag? Not really something that I'm too keen on. I'm still cool with my 30g ipod classic, so until that craps out I won't be looking at getting a new ipod.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 9 years
I love my 3rd gen green Nano, but the purple and the shake to shuffle might be too much for me to resist. I kinda really want one!
JaeB JaeB 9 years
Ditto ehadams, favorite color also green, but Apple never does it justice! No new iPod for me. I also have an old school mini (best green I've seen 'em do), and although I've seen my sister go through two minis in the time I've had mine, I got really lucky and my battery is still good. *knocks on wood* As much as I like Apple, I have to say the quality can be pretty iffy.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 9 years
i prefer the original look of the nano. glad they came back to their senses. wonder how many people will upgrade.
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
So, will the new Nano be compatible w/ my IPod dock, or is that going to change as well?
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 9 years
I don't like giving steve my money, so i don't.:D
MissMarisol MissMarisol 9 years
I like the colors a lot! I am looking forward to exploring the new Genius feature. I hope it will be like which I use constantly.
hannegee hannegee 9 years
apparently Mr steve dont give a shit about the dropping the prices outside the US! While the US now get double the capacity for the same amount of money, they used this opportunity to raise the prices, at least here in Australia! i bet this is the case other places as well.... this sucks! (before the 8gb nano sold for 249 A$, now the 16gb is 279$, while in the US its 199 us$ = 245 A$) And what up with the huge price difference, globally, on the ipod touch?
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