Apple "It's only rock and roll, but we like it" iTunes and iPod Music Event is on for September 9!
Apple's annual iTunes and iPod Special Music Event has just been made official, and this year's bash will be called "It's only rock and roll, but we like it", with the date confirmed for Wednesday, September 9 at 10am PT/1pm ET at the Yerba Bueana Center for the Arts Theatre in San Francisco, California.
TiPb will be providing a full meta live-blog as usual, and we'll be following it up at 5pm PT/8pm ET with our full analysis on iPhone Live!
Widely expected to be seen are iTunes 9 with social networking and iPhone app management, 3rd generation iPod touch with camera, and iPod nano and iPod classic with with camera to be in the lineup.
"Cocktail" album packages, the perennial Beatles on iTunes rumors, and of course iPhone OS 3.1 are also in the cards. And MMS on AT&T pretty please?
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You guys are not invited ???
LOL. ooopsssss , sorry. I couldn't help.
Seriously..... Apple is sooooo wrong.
Perhaps TiPb invite has gone missing because in the last several months the tone of the blog has gotten progressively more critical of Apple as the fanboyism wears thin and the exasperation builds.
Or maybe Rene is just fishing so he can write off a trip to California on his Taxes....
The nearly 3 decades of disputes over the use of the trademarked name "Apple" might have contributed to it in the past:
http://bit.ly/VXisT (wikipedia article on Apple Corps vs Apple Computer)
That dispute was finally resolved in 2007. It could be that the 9/9 event will announce the Beatles entrance into iTunes, since that is also the release date for remastered CDs and the Rock Band set, but earlier Reuters articles said that discussion involving digital distribution of the Beatles catalog was still "ongoing."
It's not just iTunes that doesn't sport Beatles online. They aren't available on any online download service. Word has it that it has something to do with complex copyright ownership conditions.
But I bet Spotify will show up on the 9th.
I couldn't help too, but I must say I hate people like you.
I hear you, but I'm still holding out hope.
Saturday my girlfriend asked me to take a pic on my iPhone and send it to our daughter. I told her I couldn't, so I had to do it on her Samsung Glyde. What a disgrace!
Two quotes from Miracle on 34th Street keep my hope strong for MMS on 9/9/09:
"Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to."
"I believe... I believe... It's silly, but I believe."
As for AT&T support by the 9th, we're doubting it but could be surprised.
Flip the stupid iPhone switch!! This has gone on long enough!!!
Your pissed off customer
He read it and laughed.
I told him... No, I mean it. Tell me where this "switch" is and I'll flip it myself. No matter where I have to drive. He then stated.. "yeah, they're working pretty hard and have alot of work to do to finish." From what he had heard. This just doesn't fly to me. Why would a company use a different way to transmit data from different manufactured phones to the next... Example nokia one way. Rim another, iPhone another. Radios are radios. If this isn't the case. Then why would a service provider make it so it has to enable mms and tethering on each line acctivated? Ohhhh, money. Keeping tabs on each line to insure charges reflect usage. This is bullsnit!!! Glad I'm at least jailbroken and unlocked. Although, tmobile and verizon charges more for actual usage that I have witnessed and the phones still stink. I have the tethering hack on my phone and the 3g unrestrictor app to allow skype, YouTube HQ, and slingbox to run over 3g network, though mms is not working and now I don't even get those stupid view my message texts anymore for some reason. I use about 8gb a month in data usage. Is that really a big deal??? If everyone was, YES. But the wife doesn't even use 1gb most months. So it should still average out. Informative rant over!!!!
Yes I meant via MMS, not email.