Whew! That big media event from Apple turned out to be a complete non-event. What was announced?
- A new iPod nano
- A new iPod touch
- $79 earphones
- New iTunes with playlist suggestions and HD shows
- New iPhone firmware
It sounds like a nice list, but if you look at the actual improvements it are all relatively small updates. The Touch gets a speaker; the first hands-on reports say it’s not as good as the iPhones though. The other improvements are Nike+ support and a feature that suggests playlists based on your music preferences. Oh, and the 160 GB iPod Classic has been discontinued…
So what was not announced?
- New Macbooks
- iTunes subscriptions
- iPhone nano
All in all, we’re missing the big “one more thing”, which leaves us waiting for more details. Especially about the iPhone 2.1 firmware: will there be Nike+iPod support? Turn-by-turn navigation? Push notifications? Let’s hope Apple can give us some more details before friday!
If you want a complete overview of all announcements, iLounge provides a nice overview.