Thursday, September 10, 2009

Apple releases iPod updates, iTunes9 & iPhone 3.1 OS

Today Apple released updated versions of their iPod line - the biggest update being for the iPod Nano which now sports some great media capturing tools:

iPod Nano

  • Camera for video (& images?), sync to YouTube via iPhoto

  • Built-in microphone and speaker for audio recording

  • Pedometer - good for exercise!

  • Nike+ built-in

  • FM Radio


So Apple now have a great media capturing device at an affordable price point for students. Like a 'Flip' video camera built into an iPod! Camera records at close to DVD quality (640x480, 30fps, H264). Audio includes AIFF, WAV, AAC, MP3 formats. So a potential staged implementation of WMDs for students could look like:
  • students buy iPod Nano in Y1,
  • iPhone in Y2,
  • Mac 'Tablet' or MacBook in Y3...

iPod nano
8GB NZ$259
16GB NZ$318

inc GST


New features include ability to remotely organise iPhone screens - i.e. organise apps.


Also Apple gave statistics on games for the iPhone - way ahead of PSP & Wii!!!


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