Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The iPhone and Apple TV


So I don't normally post about techie stuff, but these two things are too good to pass up. I'm excited about them even if it's something I can't afford.

Apple has introduced the iPhone as well as Apple TV.

The Apple TV will allow you to view your iTunes movies and TV shows on your regular TV. This is great because I have not bought any movies on iTunes yet, simply because I did not want to sit at my laptop to watch them. It will sinc with your iTunes wirelessly everytime you make a change to your iTunes library. Pretty spiftacular if you ask me.

Below is a news article from the BBC, which is my preferred news website.


Apple boss Steve Jobs showed the phone to a crowd of 2,000
iPhone launch
US firm Apple has confirmed its move into the telecoms industry, unveiling the long-awaited iPhone.
Users will be able to download music and videos with the phone, demonstrated by Apple boss Steve Jobs at the annual Macworld Expo in San Francisco.

Mr Jobs praised the phone's design and told the audience the "magical device" would "revolutionise the industry".
The phone, which will cost from $499 (£257) to $599, will be launched in the US in June and Europe later this year.
Apple is not yet saying how much the iPhone will cost in the UK, but using the comparison of a Mac mini computer the 4 gigabyte (GB) model would be about £335.

Also revealed at the Macworld Expo was Apple TV, a device to stream music and movies from a computer to the living room.

'Super-smart'

The announcement ended months of speculation about the iPhone, which has no conventional buttons but instead uses a large touch-screen.
The firm has patented keyboard technology on the 11.6mm thick phone, calling it "multi-touch".
It is essentially a computer with a blank screen that users configure so they can operate the monitor with their fingers.

"We are all born with the ultimate pointing device - our fingers - and iPhone uses them to create the most revolutionary user interface since the mouse," said Mr Jobs.

A full touch keyboard is available for text messaging and there is a built-in two megapixel camera.
Mr Jobs said the iPhone was a "revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone".
"It works like magic... It's far more accurate than any touch display ever shipped. It ignores unintended touches. It's super-smart."

iPod impact

He demonstrated the phone by playing the Beatles' Lovely Rita, Meter Maid.
He added: "The iPod changed everything in 2001. We're going to do it again with the iPhone in 2007."
The phone will use the network of AT&T's mobile unit, Cingular and will run Apple's OS X operating system.
It will come in two versions - one with 4GB of storage space, the other with 8GB.
Apple shares closed around 8% up after the announcement.

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/technology/6246063.stm

2 comments:

Marinda said...

I really want an iPhone...it's just a shame I will have to switch to Cingular to get one. ;)

Charlie Averill said...

Oh yes, my DOL says the iPhone is really something. She's always getting the latest from Apple.
Now it's the iRack that she's after.
If you're quick, you can view the iRack and also see the latest Apple product, the iRan.
See them at:
http://charlieaverill.blogspot.com/

Hi Chrissy. Hope your trip went well and it was sure nice to meet you on Amtrak.

Your Friend,
Charlie Averill