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September 1 Music 'special event' discussion

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Sam Posten, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Sam Posten

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    It's officially on for next Wednesday!

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/25/apple-to-hold-special-event-september-1st-well-be-there-li/

     

    Place your bets and dig in for what should be an interesting event.

     

    New iPod touch? Count on it.

    iOS 4.2 for iPad? Count on it.

    $99 apple TV ala iTV? Maybe

    99 cent tv show rentals? Maybe

    7" iPad LONGSHOT

    Beatles? LONGSHOT
     
  2. Ted Todorov

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    Beatles is a flat no. Yoko got quoted very recently saying there is still no agreement with Apple.

    I'd venture to say that even if the 7" iPad is coming in 2010, it will get its own separate intro.

     

    I'd say that the iTV (no idea about the name itself) is 100%. If not now, when? I don't think TV rentals matter all that much -- you can buy the shows for $1.99 so I'm not sure what the big deal about renting them is.
     
  3. Shane D

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    im excited to see whats in the touch. im hoping for a mostly iphone4 without the phone. with the front camera for face time and the hi res screen and the same physical shape as the phone
     
  4. DaveF

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    My guesses. Since there's no "maybe", things either happen or they don't, I'm going binary :)

     

    iPod Touch refresh: Yes. Metaphysical certitude

    iPod Touch has front-facing camera for FaceTime: Yes.

    iPod Nano Touch: Yes.

    OS 4.2: No. A "music" event is not an obvious choice for a developer's announcement

    TV Rentals: Yes

    AppleTV refresh: No.

    iPad refresh: No. Not a chance. Not even a longshot. Metaphysical impossibility. To those that say yes, John McLaughlin says, "Wrong Answer!!! Bye byyye!"

    Beatles: Who cares? Buy the CDs and rip them.
     
  5. Ronald Epstein

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    Surprised some naysayers on Apple TV. There

    is a lot of buzz about it on the Internet. I would say

    it's a "go" but who knows...

     

    http://macapper.com/2010/08/25/the-revolution-will-be-televised/
     
  6. DaveF

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    Given the emphasis on music, a "TV" announcement isn't a fit. Moreover, consider how Apple thinks: they want a clear and singular "message" to dominate the news cycle. That will be "iPod Touch does FaceTime".

     

    Simultaneously announcing a major new iTV product would confuse and dilutes that message.

     

    So we'll see a separate iTV announcement later to create a clear, unconfused media message to launch its holiday sales.

     

    The one issue that makes me doubt this is: new TV starts in September. I understand this "iPod" event is earlier than normal on the first of Sept. That might suggest getting an iTV out to coincide with the new TV season. But to stick with my binary predictions, since a prediction of "maybe" is meaningless, I'm going with no iTV announcement at this even.
     

    And if I'm wrong, you can all give me your best Nelson Muntz "ha ha" :)
     
  7. DaveF

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    Daring Fireball expects the whole enchilada

     

     



    http://daringfireball.net/linked/2010/08/25/apple-event
     
  8. Ted Todorov

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    Against a separate iTV event -- the hobby thing. El Jobso won't put his rep on the line for something that won't take over the world. The TV rental thing will be supported by a couple of networks at best.

    I see it as a one more thing at the music event.
     
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    I can buy that. I've been thinking of this AppleTV refresh as a big deal. But they may continue to sell it as a secondary product. A refresh on a box no one really cares about :)
     
  10. Carlo Medina

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    I'm just hoping for more than 64GB on the iPod Touch. I have told myself that my 2 year old 120GB iPod Classic is the last hard drive based iPod I'll buy, but I also won't buy a new iPod until I can hold my entire audio library on it (currently 75GB). With Apple doubling the amount of memory in the Touch and iPhone every year we were on pace to have a 64GB iPhone and 128GB Touch this year...except that Apple held the RAM limit to 32GB for the iPhone 4. So will they hold to the same 64GB limit on the new Touch announced on Sept.1? I'm hoping not.
     
  11. Sam Posten

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    64gb is plenty for anyone =p 'Smart Playlists' are the bomb. And if you need more than 8 movies in addition to 20gb each for music and apps you need to get out more. =)

     

    I want just the opposite. I'm hoping for a radically cheap iPod touch with only 8gb for about $149. I'd buy one for each niece and nephew for christmas at that price and they are all screaming about sharing my old 1st gen one now. That's the beauty of this setup for me, my iPhone, iPad and their touch all pull from my collection and I sync them up about every 2 months. More touches would be just a sync away and then everyone gets their own save games and layouts.
     
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    I'm hoping for a set in stone date announcement for white iPhone4. That's all I need
     
  13. Michael_K_Sr

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    I could see myself going for an iTV if they line up some reasonably priced HD content. I've had a few times in the past where I failed to get a show recorded and then had to buy the episode from Amazon for $2.99 because they aren't available for rent. I bit my tongue and paid, but I'd be much more willing to do some rentals if the price was right.
     
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    Doubt it will happen but interesting idea:

    http://venomousporridge.com/post/1014900307/itv-speculation
     
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    $99 AppleTV with $0.99 48-hr rentals gets my attention. The main thing stopping me then would be I don't really want to buy a device that enables me to watch *more* TV :) It's amazing how much you can watch just with OTA HD and a pair of Tivos :)
     
  16. Carlo Medina

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    Sad thing for me Sam is that 75GB (actually now 76GB with my new CD purchase today) is only my music, no movies at all. [/url]

    64gb is plenty for anyone =p 'Smart Playlists' are the bomb. And if you need more than 8 movies in addition to 20gb each for music and apps you need to get out more. =)

     

    I want just the opposite. I'm hoping for a radically cheap iPod touch with only 8gb for about $149. I'd buy one for each niece and nephew for christmas at that price and they are all screaming about sharing my old 1st gen one now. That's the beauty of this setup for me, my iPhone, iPad and their touch all pull from my collection and I sync them up about every 2 months. More touches would be just a sync away and then everyone gets their own save games and layouts.

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    Don't your friends have their own music to listen to at their places?
     
  18. Carlo Medina

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    Unfortunately, Dave, I'm "the guy". You know, the guy who is considered to be the source of original music in a group of friends? The one guy who still buys his music, who still discovers new, non-top40 bands? I can't abdicate that role. I refuse!
     
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    I'm too old I guess. I didn't know that guy with 75GB of must-listen music that got carried to every party and gathering :)

     

    But I do agree that you can never have too much storage. I wish for a 64GB iPhone. (Even though I've got 10GB free on my 32GB ;)
     
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    I expect to see the new "iLife '11" presented also..... The guitar on the invitation reminds me of GarageBand.....

     

    Raul
     

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