Apple Special Music Event 2010 round-up

Apple Special Music Event 2010

Once again Steve Jobs put sneaker to stage and at the Apple Special Music Event 2010 wowed the crowed with new gorgeous new hardware, stunning new software, and... services of a sort. The big stories were iOS 4.1 and iOS 4.2, the new iPod touch, iPod nano, and Apple TV, and iTunes 10 with its Ping music social network, and of course, what we didn't get.

Event coverage

iOS 4.1 and iOS 4.2

New iPod touch, iPod nano, Apple TV

Epic gaming

iTunes 10 and Ping social music network

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Apple Special Music Event 2010 round-up


Nano is just a bit small I believe. Work for kids but not adults. Did anyone else see Steve have problems with it? He just picked whatever song his fingers hit.

How come nobody has pointed out that the iPod touch went up in price by $29.
Wasn't the previous touch only $199 for the lowest capacity model? Steve said last year his goAl was to keep the iPod touch as affordable as possible which was why the touch never received a camera.
So much for that.

@Gino from the Bronx:
You don't think the Retina Display, Back camera and front camera have anything to do with the $29 price increase?
Remember, the original iPod Touch 8GB was $299. Second Gen 8GB was $229. The 3rd Gen 8GB, which was actually a 2nd Gen since it doesn't get all of the features of iOS4, was $199.
This new 8GB model of the iPod Touch supports all iOS4 features and has the front and back cameras, plus the higher resolution screen. This 8GB Tocuh is a true 4th Gen, and not a 2.5 Gen model like the previous 8GB.
The price increase isn't really an increase, it's more or less putting the price back to where it was with the 2nd gen models.

I think it gets to the point where we can physically make things smaller than our bulky finger can cope with. As far as price goes, (time value of money) its quite reasonable. You get a bit more and even though electronic devices drop in price we end up getting more for about the same cost!
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