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  • Apple Likely Holding September 7th Event



    Reports are coming in from a variety of credible publications and news sources that Apple has given the green light to a September 7th event in which the company will reveal "what's next." During the event, Apple will likely unveil the long awaited Apple TV (or iTV) update to go with a possible entree of music and television offerings, like a $1 video/television show rental service.

    Bloomberg reports that "Viewers would be able to rent programs from News Corp.'s Fox for 48 hours, said the people, who declined to be identified because discussions aren't public. CBS Corp. and Walt Disney Co., where Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs is a board member and the largest shareholder, also are in talks about joining the effort, the people say." It is widely believed that the likes of CBS and NBC remain a bit tentative on the idea of 99 cent programming, for "fear of denting existing iTunes profits."

    Although much speculation will swirl ahead of the plausible September 7th event, what is known for certain is that this date appears to mark the end of Apple's 'Back to School' free iPod touch offer, a scenario fueling talk that Apple will, at least, roll out a new iPod touch that will deliver - you guessed it - back and forward-facing cameras (for FaceTime video chat) and a host of bells and whistles (like an A4 processor) to make the newest iPod as analogous as possible to the iPhone 4.

    Computerworld
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Likely Holding September 7th Event started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. havoc0351's Avatar
      havoc0351 -
      More Facetime ability needs to be added to all of their idevices. I have like 3 or 4 people that I can use it with but only really use it with 2 of them...
    1. macsoldier's Avatar
      macsoldier -
      " at lest, roll out a new iPod touch". not trying to be picky just picked this up.

      Finally I am really excited about the iTV i am keeping my fingers crossed it will help keep the cable/Sat bill down that i complain about each month.
    1. zinjen's Avatar
      zinjen -
      I love my AppleTV, especially the fact that i can stream my 1TB drive over my wireless network. My only complaints is the lack of 1080p support, I'm curious on if the iTV upgrade will support HD Streaming.. considering the iTunes store promotes 1080p downloads. Cable/Satellite would be + to, good way to get people to initiate a subscription.
    1. DisneyRicky's Avatar
      DisneyRicky -
      •DisneyRicky waits anxiously for iPod 4G Release
    1. havoc0351's Avatar
      havoc0351 -
      Quote Originally Posted by zinjen View Post
      I love my AppleTV, especially the fact that i can stream my 1TB drive over my wireless network. My only complaints is the lack of 1080p support, I'm curious on if the iTV upgrade will support HD Streaming.. considering the iTunes store promotes 1080p downloads. Cable/Satellite would be + to, good way to get people to initiate a subscription.
      You can already do this with your Xbox 360 using Windows Media Center and, I think, even through a PS3. Most people have one or both of them and anything you download off the internet is pretty much free...
    1. EddieLeonard's Avatar
      EddieLeonard -
      ipod touch will NOT have a back facing camera. only front facing

      if anyone uses a myfi then its a dirt cheap iphone isnt it with skype.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      I couldn't care less about a front-facing camera, I just want one in the back! I'll definitely be getting this iPod since I broke my last one a little over a week ago.
    1. zinjen's Avatar
      zinjen -
      Quote Originally Posted by havoc0351 View Post
      You can already do this with your Xbox 360 using Windows Media Center and, I think, even through a PS3. Most people have one or both of them and anything you download off the internet is pretty much free...
      Call me crazy but I think the Apple TV's UI is the sexiest, I use to stream via XBMC before and it was clunky, unresponsive not to mention hard to manage genre's, album art, etc.
    1. LastSonOfKrypton's Avatar
      LastSonOfKrypton -
      Quote Originally Posted by zinjen View Post
      Call me crazy but I think the Apple TV's UI is the sexiest, I use to stream via XBMC before and it was clunky, unresponsive not to mention hard to manage genre's, album art, etc.
      Popcorn Hour and YAMJ Google it. There's a bunch of different YAMJ skins. You'll sell your Apple TV in heartbeat
    1. iwannamod's Avatar
      iwannamod -
      Whats the point? Just get an iphone!
    1. JimJam707's Avatar
      JimJam707 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iwannamod View Post
      Whats the point? Just get an iphone!
      iPhone 4 = Contract + Expensive
      iPod touch = No contract = Not so expensive.
    1. LastSonOfKrypton's Avatar
      LastSonOfKrypton -
      Edit the title...September 1st not 7th
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by LastSonOfKrypton View Post
      Edit the title...September 1st not 7th
      Yup... just saw the update. Invitations went out this afternoon and moved it up to Sept. 1st.
    1. T4R06's Avatar
      T4R06 -
      iOS on iPad baby!
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      I must get the 4th gen iPod touch! I feel so isolated in the 1st gen.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      I can't wait for the iPad update!... but I'd rather have my ipad jailbroken.. so it'll be a waiting game for sure. I wonder if the 4.1 iPhone update will coincide with the iPad update and they'll both be at iOS 4.1?....
    1. GazaIan's Avatar
      GazaIan -
      Well this is wrong, Apple is officially inviting those to the Special Event scheduled for September 1st.
    1. Evilsaint's Avatar
      Evilsaint -
      Didn't Steve say that they'll review the iPhone 4 problem they prolly announce a date for the white and yea I can't wait to see what apple tv has in store
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      Apple is taking over the world, They already wiped out the us market and now china ... what's left? Russia
    1. EddieLeonard's Avatar
      EddieLeonard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Evilsaint View Post
      Didn't Steve say that they'll review the iPhone 4 problem they prolly announce a date for the white and yea I can't wait to see what apple tv has in store
      iPhone 4 problem will be reviewed on the 30th of sept