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Apple announces updates to iTunes, iPod, & iPhone OS

Steve Jobs returns and receives a standing ovation.

iPhone OS 3.1 Update – Free.

  • Brings “Genius” to apps.

iTunes 9

  • Genius database expanded to include “Genius Mixes”, which automatically plays songs from your library that go together
  • New syncing options: artists, genres, etc. Also for photos and movies. Manage iPhone apps in iTunes: arrange home screens.
  • Home sharing to manage copying of songs, TV shows, apps, etc. to up to 5 computers in your house.
  • Cleaner layout for iTunes Store.
  • iTunes LP: Album packages with tons of bonus material – lyrics, photos, videos, etc.
  • Now showing a demo of iTunes 9.
  • iTunes Extras: Bonus material for movies. Similar to DVD bonus features, but also includes interactive material.

iPod touch

  • price points: $199 for 8 GB, $299 for 32 GB, $399 for 64 GB.
  • 32/64 GB versions faster, with ability run OpenGL|ES 2.0 like the iPhone 3GS.

iPod classic

  • bumped from 120 GB to 160 GB. Same $249 price point.

iPod shuffle

  • New third-party headphones with iPod shuffle controls built-in.
  • Now five colors for the shuffle
  • $59 for 2 GB and $79 for 4 GB.

iPod nanos

  • Video camera
  • External speaker.
  • FM radio
  • Genius Mixes.
  • Built-in pedometer for Nike+
  • Larger display.
  • 8GB for $149, 16GB for $179
  • 09/09/2009
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