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.
- 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.
- 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.
- bumped from 120 GB to 160 GB. Same $249 price point.
- 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.
- Video camera
- External speaker.
- FM radio
- Genius Mixes.
- Built-in pedometer for Nike+
- Larger display.
- 8GB for $149, 16GB for $179