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MacRumors
Sep 5, 2007, 09:04 AM
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As the event draws near, we will be updating this list with locations for live coverage of the media event. We will post news items as they become available and will also be providing SMS Updates (http://www.macrumors.com/lists/).

List (http://www.macrumors.com/2007/09/05/the-beat-goes-on-live-event-coverage/)

Don't worry, MacRumorsLive.com will return for Macworld San Francisco 2008 with more improvements.

Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/2007/09/05/the-beat-goes-on-live-event-coverage/)



timnosenzo
Sep 5, 2007, 09:08 AM
What time is the event? :confused:

arn
Sep 5, 2007, 09:08 AM
What time is the event? :confused:

10AM Pacific. A live countdown is available at http://www.macrumors.com near the top.

arn

Unspeaked
Sep 5, 2007, 09:09 AM
Apple needs to get their act together and start inviting you guys to these media events...!

bobobo
Sep 5, 2007, 09:09 AM
Not invited again. :/

Time to get employeed by Engadget or even do a merger.

mainstreetmark
Sep 5, 2007, 09:12 AM
Apple needs to get their act together and start inviting you guys to these media events...!

Unlikely. You act like Apple likes rumor sites.

aswitcher
Sep 5, 2007, 09:17 AM
Is anyone claiming to be streaming a live audio feed of Steve?

mathiew
Sep 5, 2007, 09:18 AM
Pomcast is also doing a "live" audio coverage tonight: http://www.pomcast.com/wp/?lp_lang_pref=en&p=989

Tomorrow wednesday Sept. 5th, as of 6.45pm CET, or 9.45 PT, we’ll have an “enhanced” audio stream here at Pomcast. It will be in English so that all of you can follow it, and while we’ll not have video, you’ll see images of the new iPods as they arrive to us. This means you’ll get a very low refresh rate video, like an image every 10 seconds, to be just enough for showing images, while the audio quality will be the most important. Join StuFF mc with his team (HpTroll, Matthew, John Fox, …) to just “sit back and relax” while we “crawl the internet” searching infos for you. Tune in here a few minutes before it begins…

cubist
Sep 5, 2007, 09:19 AM
Isn't that a Sonny & Cher song? Maybe they can have Cher sing along with Steve Jobs...

IndyGopher
Sep 5, 2007, 09:19 AM
Unlikely. You act like Apple likes rumor sites.

I think Apple completely loves the idea that their strategy of holding things close to the vest inspires the existence of rumor sites. MANY, MANY rumor sites. But they also know that you can't make the 'outsiders' part of the party, or the whole system crumbles.

There are times I am sure Apple would like to string up a few of the rumor site operators, but for the most part they know their most rabid fans love them.

irbdavid
Sep 5, 2007, 09:20 AM
I'll admit to being lazy, because it's not a hard thing to look up, but can we get times for these things in GMT/UT as well, for those of us not in the USA?

roland.g
Sep 5, 2007, 09:22 AM
Maybe it's just me, other than possible iTS subscription service for movies, and ringtone conversion for the iPhone this event really doesn't appeal to me too much.

I have an iPhone and an 8GB black Nano as well as the long too long extra long awaited aluminum iMac, 2.8 24". So I'm happy to see them roll it out, just not on the edge of my seat hoping for anything.

redAPPLE
Sep 5, 2007, 09:24 AM
i predict...

i will want to have the new iPod. not because it has been 3 years since i bought my last iPod.

and i also predict, i won't have the money for it :o.

might as well accept the dish washing job in the restaurant down the street...

Cloudane
Sep 5, 2007, 09:24 AM
It's at 6pm BST (5pm GMT)

lukeisme09
Sep 5, 2007, 09:30 AM
all i know is im finially excited to see new ipods those screen shots look amazing, so far on itunes i havnt seen anything about the beatles. Ill keep a look out throught the day. :D

Unspeaked
Sep 5, 2007, 09:38 AM
Unlikely. You act like Apple likes rumor sites.

This would fly if the only press invited was MacWorld and CNet (though even they have acted more like rumor sites in recent years), but with attendees like Engadget, I don't see how a MacRumors can be viewed much differently...

Further, we know Apple is a MacRumors advertiser, so they can't be that upset with rumor sites.

Yateball
Sep 5, 2007, 09:42 AM
Gahhhh, only a little over 2 hours left now!

Excitement.... starting..... to..... build

outlandos
Sep 5, 2007, 09:49 AM
I'll admit to being lazy, because it's not a hard thing to look up, but can we get times for these things in GMT/UT as well, for those of us not in the USA?

19:00 GMT+1

so if you live in the UK (which is GMT) it's 18:00

~J~
Sep 5, 2007, 09:52 AM
Pardon me for asking what may seem like a dumb question here... but it *is* a media event... is it going to be on TV as well? If so, anyone know what channel(s) (USA)?

Peace
Sep 5, 2007, 09:55 AM
Pardon me for asking what may seem like a dumb question here... but it *is* a media event... is it going to be on TV as well? If so, anyone know what channel(s) (USA)?


you're new here eh ? :p

Mgkwho
Sep 5, 2007, 09:56 AM
Who rated this as negative?

-=|Mgkwho

~J~
Sep 5, 2007, 09:57 AM
you're new here eh ? :p

Been watching the site since just before MacWorld 07 (which I attended)... so you make that call. More recently joined. Why do you say that?

Peace
Sep 5, 2007, 09:59 AM
Been watching the site since just before MacWorld 07 (which I attended)... so you make that call. More recently joined. Why do you say that?

I was joking..Stevenotes are never covered live on television.Maybe a blurb on CNBC..haha

Bobthemonkey
Sep 5, 2007, 09:59 AM
19:00 GMT+1

so if you live in the UK (which is GMT) it's 18:00

Correction, the event starts at 17:00GMT/UTC.

In the UK it does start at 18:00 local, becuase we are currently operating in BST rather than GMT due to daylight saving.

Ember Whimsy
Sep 5, 2007, 10:01 AM
Woohoo two more hours! XD

OK I'm a bit confused by something, I checked out a lot of these sites. Some seem like they're going to have live video feeds...? and others seem like they are just updating with text. Is that right, or am I missing something? This is my first "live" event so any clarification would be great. :)

~J~
Sep 5, 2007, 10:02 AM
I was joking..Stevenotes are never covered live on television.Maybe a blurb on MSNBC..haha

Thanks for busting my chops :D

That seems a little odd to me... a media event, but its not going to be broadcast on TV (the prime media medium)... but ok...

Thierry Lemaire
Sep 5, 2007, 10:02 AM
There is also a live french coverage at this address :

http://www.svmmac.fr/blog/keynote

Rocketman
Sep 5, 2007, 10:03 AM
Been watching the site since just before MacWorld 07 (which I attended)... so you make that call. More recently joined. Why do you say that?

Apple does not allow live video or audio feeds of these news releases. You do get live bloggers, often with still photos. Apple posts a "sanitized" version of the event to its website an hour or more after the event with audio and video.

This practice reinforces the famous "Reality Distortion Field".

I suspect this decision is related to prior presentations where computers crashed during the presentation causing embarrassment. All recent events have had "spare hardware" readily available.

I for one think if they announce wifi enabled iTunes downloads for the new iPod Touch, they will also announce an update for iPhone.

Rocketman

~J~
Sep 5, 2007, 10:06 AM
...I for one think if they announce wifi enabled iTunes downloads for the new iPod Touch, they will also announce an update for iPhone.

Rocketman

I sure hope thats right... with new features/functions!! I will NOT be happy if they are working on a newer version before they get the first version that so many people waited in line for 11 hours (or more) to get, working properly...

tacojohn
Sep 5, 2007, 10:09 AM
Just to remind everyone, Appleinsider has a pretty popular group that chats during the conference.

If you go to iChat click on File > Go to chat and type "appleinsider"

We're usually in there- it's pretty fun to chat with all the Apple nerds during the event (and before)- a great way to waste more time!

bobobo
Sep 5, 2007, 10:09 AM
Pomcast is also doing a "live" audio coverage tonight: http://www.pomcast.com/wp/?lp_lang_pref=en&p=989

Of Steve's keynote or is this their own podcast? I.e. an audio live blog instead of the keynote audio.

Matto1020
Sep 5, 2007, 10:10 AM
Do any of the websites do live VIDEO coverage of this event or will it all be blog based?

klb028
Sep 5, 2007, 10:11 AM
Question for anyone who reads this reply:

Which website will you be following? Just wondering.

~Shard~
Sep 5, 2007, 10:12 AM
Question for anyone who reads this reply:

Which website will you be following? Just wondering.

I'll be watching gizmodo or engadget...

Orng
Sep 5, 2007, 10:15 AM
I was joking..Stevenotes are never covered live on television.Maybe a blurb on CNBC..haha

See, if I was Steve Jobs, I'd make sure that all Apple TV units would switch on automatically and stream the media event live to your Tee Vee, and record it too, then subsequently sync it to your iTunes and iPod so you could watch it later in case you weren't at home.

I would also beam a special-edition 256mb iPod shuffle right to your TV like Willy Wonka did with the chocolate bar to get everyone hooked on iPods, uh, who isn't already, and then I'd send Woz over to your place to make you a nice sandwich. And then I'd invite all the admins from all the rumour sites for a magical tour of my computer factory in Korea, where my Oompa Loompas would have little pre-written ditties about whatever unexpected mishaps that might befall them.

But I think my guess is off a bit, he'll probably just talk about iPods.

iChan
Sep 5, 2007, 10:16 AM
hey, if you can, you should join us over at the #macrumors irc chat room on server irc.krono.net

see ya there!

mathiew
Sep 5, 2007, 10:16 AM
Of Steve's keynote or is this their own podcast? I.e. an audio live blog instead of the keynote audio.

Yep it's their own live.

p0intblank
Sep 5, 2007, 10:19 AM
This will be my first time following this via text updates. Does it work rather well?

pubius
Sep 5, 2007, 10:21 AM
why is today the day that my boss said 'at 1 o'clock i'm taking everyone out for lunch', the horror!

iAlan
Sep 5, 2007, 10:24 AM
I wish I lived in Ginza then I could walk over and see if hte physical store ws re-doing it's window displays!

wongulous
Sep 5, 2007, 10:28 AM
why is today the day that my boss said 'at 1 o'clock i'm taking everyone out for lunch', the horror!

Get the SMS updates!!

fastbite
Sep 5, 2007, 10:30 AM
6:30 pm in the UK. Can't wait, and I hope we don't get disappointed....

vendettabass
Sep 5, 2007, 10:34 AM
6:30 pm in the UK. Can't wait, and I hope we don't get disappointed....

I thought it was 6pm? :(

TheSpecialist
Sep 5, 2007, 10:35 AM
Thanks for providing this lads:rolleyes:!!!

Peace
Sep 5, 2007, 10:37 AM
I thought it was 6pm? :(

It is.

handyande
Sep 5, 2007, 10:38 AM
Cunning.tv now reports they will not me able to supply any video for the event

elcid
Sep 5, 2007, 10:40 AM
http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzref.tzc


Google for the win. Now stop talking about time :)

QuarterSwede
Sep 5, 2007, 10:40 AM
arn you can remove "video?" from Cunning.tv - Video? since the stream now says they won't be including video.

vendettabass
Sep 5, 2007, 10:43 AM
It is.

awesome cheers. I'm guessing we'll see an artist performance 'one last thing'

drater
Sep 5, 2007, 10:52 AM
anyone see that fake steve jobs noticed that paul McCartney is on Sirius BBC 1 at 1pm? with a very special announcement http://www.sirius.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Sirius/CachedPage&c=Channel&cid=1121444083985

who ever has SiriusMac (cough...me...cough) I would suggest tuning in

donelson
Sep 5, 2007, 10:54 AM
Pardon me for asking what may seem like a dumb question here... but it *is* a media event... is it going to be on TV as well? If so, anyone know what channel(s) (USA)?I don't see any live Apple webcast, only "audience" reports.

Is there going to be an Apple feed online?

Peace
Sep 5, 2007, 10:56 AM
anyone see that fake steve jobs noticed that paul McCartney is on Sirius BBC 1 at 1pm? with a very special announcement http://www.sirius.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Sirius/CachedPage&c=Channel&cid=1121444083985

who ever has SiriusMac (cough...me...cough) I would suggest tuning in


Great catch!!

MacGeek Pro
Sep 5, 2007, 11:03 AM
iLounge is also doing live coverage.

DriverDan
Sep 5, 2007, 11:04 AM
This will be my first time following this via text updates. Does it work rather well?

I've found that Engadget does this well, with rapid text and photo posting. I'm also going to try Macworld's postings in another tab.

seashellz
Sep 5, 2007, 11:11 AM
I predict 10.4.11, The Beatles on iTunes and a surprise early relase of Leopard:D

CatharticFlux
Sep 5, 2007, 11:12 AM
I've found that Engadget does this well, with rapid text and photo posting. I'm also going to try Macworld's postings in another tab.

Yeah, Engadget isn't the feed most likely to help us drink the kool aid the right way, but they do provide some of the best live coverage.

Bobthemonkey
Sep 5, 2007, 11:13 AM
Macca on R1 will be this.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6980397.stm

Remember its just 'normal' radio 1 (fm) from the UK, which is sold by BBC international to Sirrus. The odds of sirrus arrangeing something special are zero. Saying that, he could still start talking about Beatles in iTunes.

phelim
Sep 5, 2007, 11:14 AM
i cannot believe there hasnt been a post on mac rumors news about the appearance Paul McCartney is making on BBC Radio 1 at the same time the keynote starts (6pm BST), as fakesteve said in his latest post(http://fakesteve.blogspot.com/2007/09/today-we-change-world-again.html), there has to be a connection.

i believe US residents who subscribe to sirius satellite can listen to it here:

http://www.sirius.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Sirius/CachedPage&c=Channel&cid=1121444083985

it says: Sir Paul McCartney joins BBC Radio 1’s Edith Bowman to make a very special announcement. What is it? You’re going to have to listen to find out!.......it's actually scott mills he will be on with, they couldnt make a simple time conversion...

radpanic
Sep 5, 2007, 11:16 AM
Does anyone know of a good way to get updates of the event via iPhone over edge? I have tried to find a RSS feed of the event but no luck. What are you using?

Peace
Sep 5, 2007, 11:16 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/realaudio/media/r1live.ram


Use Real Player 10.0 to listen to it live at 10am Cupertino time.;)

mymaccc
Sep 5, 2007, 11:16 AM
there are a lot of web sites that offers live coverage starting at 10am PST / 1pm EST / 7pm ECT / 3am (6-sept) AUST

like on MyMac (http://mymac.cc)

Tyler1976
Sep 5, 2007, 11:16 AM
Saw this link from Stuff Magazine - they're live from the launch...

http://stuff.tv/blogs/live/archive/2007/09/05/live-from-the-launch-of-the-new-ipod.aspx?CommentPosted=true#commentmessage

nickspohn
Sep 5, 2007, 11:19 AM
us iphone users

lets pray and hope there is a pretty fantastic update today.

bobobo
Sep 5, 2007, 11:19 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/realaudio/media/r1live.ram


Use Real Player 10.0 to listen to it live at 10am Cupertino time.;)

Are you sure? A few people have claimed live. If so then Apple must of changed their policy.

Peace
Sep 5, 2007, 11:20 AM
Are you sure? A few people have claimed live. If so then Apple must of changed their policy.

Thats the link for Sir Pauls "special announcement" live from BBC 1 Radio.

mmzplanet
Sep 5, 2007, 11:21 AM
I predict 10.4.11, The Beatles on iTunes and a surprise early relase of Leopard:D

Yes, lets setup at the Moscone to announce 10.4.11...... :rolleyes:

Beatles on iTunes is possible.... Early Leopard release? Nah, at most they may set a Leopard release date. But for sure we will have iPods!

Virgil-TB2
Sep 5, 2007, 11:25 AM
Thats the link for Sir Pauls "special announcement" live from BBC 1 Radio.Just to be the first to say it, ...

this along with the other rumours makes one think that Apple will be merging with ... Apple.

http://onthecommons.org/files/Applecorps.jpg

- rumour of "big new deal" with established company
- rumour of Beatles coming to iTunes
- rumour of Apple getting into the recording business

Add that to the fact that in the last law-suit settlement, *Apple* (the computer company) actually obtained full rights to the Apple (record company) logos, and Sir Paul's "special announcement," and I think you have a merger rumour.

People noted at the time how unusual it was that as part of their settlement, Apple records gave up all rights to their own logos to Apple computer.

:-)

phelim
Sep 5, 2007, 11:26 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/realaudio/media/r1live.ram


Use Real Player 10.0 to listen to it live at 10am Cupertino time.;)


i could be wrong but i think that due to copyright issues that that link will only work for those in the uk, makes sense doesnt it, otherwise they are cheating sirius out of money

nateDEEZY
Sep 5, 2007, 11:26 AM
Cool stuff, hoping to see more than just a refreshened ipod line up.

nickspohn
Sep 5, 2007, 11:27 AM
yeah, like a major iPhone update


i'll keep posting this till i get what i want :cool:

Peace
Sep 5, 2007, 11:29 AM
i could be wrong but i think that due to copyright issues that that link will only work for those in the uk, makes sense doesnt it, otherwise they are cheating sirius out of money


I was just listening to it not 2 minutes ago and I'm on the west coast of the U.S.

juststranded
Sep 5, 2007, 11:30 AM
worldofapple.com always has an amazing auto-update DHTML sort of thing in their live coverage. No refreshing. New info just fades in.

amac4me
Sep 5, 2007, 11:34 AM
A major revamp to the iPod line is needed. Hopefully we all get surprised with today's announcements.

I expect an update to iTunes today as well.

bobobo
Sep 5, 2007, 11:36 AM
Whose camping Apple store or heard any news about it?

With the iPhone it is now possible to camp outside Apple and watch the live blogs but you might as well go inside and watch it on a new iMac.

Matto1020
Sep 5, 2007, 11:37 AM
Engadget is updating their blog now!

Peace
Sep 5, 2007, 11:37 AM
A major revamp to the iPod line is needed. Hopefully we all get surprised with today's announcements.

I expect an update to iTunes today as well.

Updates to iTunes,Quicktime,:apple:TV,iPhone..

McCartney's announcement was about guest DJ's fo the next 2 weeks on BBC 1 to celebrate 40 years of BBC One.

hottyson
Sep 5, 2007, 11:38 AM
So where is the best live coverage with photo or video?



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uncle_sam_ie
Sep 5, 2007, 11:49 AM
Is there any site covering this were I don't have to reload the page ?

Daniel75
Sep 5, 2007, 11:50 AM
http://live.slashgear.com/

Yateball
Sep 5, 2007, 11:50 AM
Is there any site covering this were I don't have to reload the page ?

Use firefox and get the "reload every" add on

It refreshes the page automatically at whatever interval you tell it to.

drater
Sep 5, 2007, 11:52 AM
Is there any site covering this were I don't have to reload the page ?

http://www.macdailynews.com/070905_special_event.html

zap2
Sep 5, 2007, 11:53 AM
news via ichat? :confused: do you know something i don't?

there is a chatroom....kills time, some people are annoying in it...but for now I'm enjoying it


Open iChat, go to file, "go to chat" and type in "appleinsider"

MacFever
Sep 5, 2007, 11:53 AM
CNBC financial trading news has a LIVE blog also.


http://www.cnbc.com/id/20586426

jrbsman
Sep 5, 2007, 11:58 AM
Hey all,

if you're interested I've started a chat in iChat conveniently called "macrumors"

Come join in if you want to talk about the announcments.

compuguy1088
Sep 5, 2007, 12:01 PM
Use firefox and get the "reload every" add on

It refreshes the page automatically at whatever interval you tell it to.

Tab Mix Plus has that refresh every thing as well...

nismo
Sep 5, 2007, 12:03 PM
anyone else having a hard time connecting to http://www.pomcast.com/wp/?lp_lang_pref=en&p=989

for the live audio coverage?

compuguy1088
Sep 5, 2007, 12:03 PM
anyone else having a hard time connecting to http://www.pomcast.com/wp/?lp_lang_pref=en&p=989

for the live audio coverage?

Same here, I think they are overloaded...

severe
Sep 5, 2007, 12:05 PM
Things are running smooth here: http://live.slashgear.com/


Thanks, Daniel75.

Jasonbot
Sep 5, 2007, 12:05 PM
anyone know of a blog where i dont have to hit refresh every 10 seconds?

http://www.applegazette.com/live/

its not so updatey ATM though.

-Ussu
Sep 5, 2007, 12:05 PM
anyone else having a hard time connecting to http://www.pomcast.com/wp/?lp_lang_pref=en&p=989

for the live audio coverage?

I guess alot of people usin it, i cannot conect to it either.
i have an error : Error establishing a database connection

nismo
Sep 5, 2007, 12:06 PM
anyone know of a blog where i dont have to hit refresh every 10 seconds?
http://live.slashgear.com/ is excellent

billchase2
Sep 5, 2007, 12:06 PM
Ringtones! Yes!

WildCowboy
Sep 5, 2007, 12:06 PM
Looks like we've got our 99-cent ringtones!

nismo
Sep 5, 2007, 12:07 PM
new itunes and ringtones for iphone w00t!

newguineafan
Sep 5, 2007, 12:07 PM
From CNBC:

"12: 55 pm EST: And then there's this, making the rounds from AppleInsider: "Paul McCartney, one of the founding members of The Beatles, is scheduled to to appear on BBC Radio 1 later this afternoon to make "very special announcement," AppleInsider has learned. "McCartney, whose appearance is likely to coincide with announcements from Apple Inc. around the same time, will join BBC Radio 1s Edith Bowman at approximately 1:00 p.m. Eastern."


YOU GUYS KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!!! WOOT WOOT!!!!

chillywilly
Sep 5, 2007, 12:07 PM
anyone know of a blog where i dont have to hit refresh every 10 seconds?
http://live.slashgear.com every 60 secs

mmzplanet
Sep 5, 2007, 12:07 PM
Ringtones!

billchase2
Sep 5, 2007, 12:07 PM
wait, it says 99 cents in addition to the price of the song. ouch.

zap2
Sep 5, 2007, 12:09 PM
Geezz..99cents for a ringtone


I'll stay with the normal tones..maybe 1 or 2 songs

pavelbure
Sep 5, 2007, 12:09 PM
more iphone garbage:mad:

nirvana06
Sep 5, 2007, 12:09 PM
get on to the ipods...nobody cares about overpriced ringtones

steve_hill4
Sep 5, 2007, 12:09 PM
From CNBC:

"12: 55 pm EST: And then there's this, making the rounds from AppleInsider: "Paul McCartney, one of the founding members of The Beatles, is scheduled to to appear on BBC Radio 1 later this afternoon to make "very special announcement," AppleInsider has learned. "McCartney, whose appearance is likely to coincide with announcements from Apple Inc. around the same time, will join BBC Radio 1s Edith Bowman at approximately 1:00 p.m. Eastern."


YOU GUYS KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!!! WOOT WOOT!!!!

New tour??;)

Seriously though, ringtones are nice, but I prefer to make me own for free.

Peace
Sep 5, 2007, 12:10 PM
Ringtones for iPhone

kellen
Sep 5, 2007, 12:10 PM
Meh, ringtones. I just want my phone to ring, bring on some good news!

billchase2
Sep 5, 2007, 12:11 PM
more iphone garbage:mad:

garbage? riiiiiiiiiight.... :rolleyes:

Project
Sep 5, 2007, 12:11 PM
Paying twice for the song to use as a ringtone is a bit of a pisstake.

comebackdwn
Sep 5, 2007, 12:11 PM
ill stick to using garageband to make my ringtones! thanks stever. :confused:

Unspeaked
Sep 5, 2007, 12:11 PM
I'd *love* if Steve just walked off stage, having only made the ring tone announcement and nothing else...

Oh, the fun I'd have reading the comments here all afternoon ;)

nismo
Sep 5, 2007, 12:12 PM
i like http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/05/steve-jobs-live-apples-the-beat-goes-on-special-event/
coverage although u have to refresh it yourself it has nice pics to go along with it

Mydel
Sep 5, 2007, 12:12 PM
I dont know how you guys but Im not gonna pay twice for the same thing...:mad:

gazmac
Sep 5, 2007, 12:12 PM
From CNBC:

"12: 55 pm EST: And then there's this, making the rounds from AppleInsider: "Paul McCartney, one of the founding members of The Beatles, is scheduled to to appear on BBC Radio 1 later this afternoon to make "very special announcement," AppleInsider has learned. "McCartney, whose appearance is likely to coincide with announcements from Apple Inc. around the same time, will join BBC Radio 1s Edith Bowman at approximately 1:00 p.m. Eastern."


YOU GUYS KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!!! WOOT WOOT!!!!

yeah, The Beatles at no. 1 in the charts for some time to come. Still no Led Zeppelin though

Veritas&Equitas
Sep 5, 2007, 12:13 PM
New iPods! Surprise :p

WildCowboy
Sep 5, 2007, 12:13 PM
Refreshing every single iPod line!

timpoke8
Sep 5, 2007, 12:13 PM
10:11am - Gonna Make You Sweat by C+C Music Factory? Damn Steve. "Isn't this great? Pick the exact section of the song you like, make a ringtone out of it!" Uh oh, he's playing the Beatles... Give Peace a Chance... "That's when NBC calls." Uproarious laughter.

LOL

billchase2
Sep 5, 2007, 12:13 PM
whoa, replacing ALL IPODS!

queshy
Sep 5, 2007, 12:14 PM
ew @ the new shuffle colors

nismo
Sep 5, 2007, 12:14 PM
w00t hes talking about replacing the whole iPod line!

Porco
Sep 5, 2007, 12:14 PM
Paying for ringtones from songs you've already bought?

*sigh*

I thought you were different Apple. Turns out you're not. I'm saddened by this flagrant greed.

billchase2
Sep 5, 2007, 12:14 PM
ew, ugly new shuffles. glad i got my orange one...

epicwelshman
Sep 5, 2007, 12:14 PM
New iPods comin'...

By the way, I miss MacRumorsLive... this Engadget and Gizmodo update is garbage compared... manually refresh? What is this... 2005?

Mudkips
Sep 5, 2007, 12:15 PM
The Mccartney announcement's been and gone btw, I think the US signal is delayed a few hours to make up for the time zones. He was on over here in the UK like 4 hours ago, he just announced him and Ozzy Osbourne will be doing some shows later this month for some Radio 1 anniversary.

WildCowboy
Sep 5, 2007, 12:15 PM
Well, we got out RED shuffle, and some new colors. Still $79...was hoping for a bit for more, but not really expecting it.

billchase2
Sep 5, 2007, 12:15 PM
in the "old iphone"???

nismo
Sep 5, 2007, 12:15 PM
nano time

Derwood
Sep 5, 2007, 12:15 PM
Custom ringtones for iPhone! Huzzah!

I remember keying in custom ringtones aeons ago on my Erricson T28.

As has been rightly noted, paying to turn a snippet of a song into a ringtone is not gonna win hearts and minds.

Let's hope they didn't divert too many resources from the Leopard development team in order to come up with this. :D

milo
Sep 5, 2007, 12:16 PM
Paying for ringtones from songs you've already bought?

*sigh*

I thought you were different Apple. Turns out you're not. I'm saddened by this flagrant greed.

You don't think it could be the record companies insisting on an extra fee for ringtone use?

For comparison, t-mobile charges $2.99 just for a ringtone.

Is anyone sellling ringtones for 99 cents? Who else is selling ringtone plus full song on a media player for $1.99?

slu
Sep 5, 2007, 12:16 PM
10:11am - Gonna Make You Sweat by C+C Music Factory? Damn Steve. "Isn't this great? Pick the exact section of the song you like, make a ringtone out of it!" Uh oh, he's playing the Beatles... Give Peace a Chance... "That's when NBC calls." Uproarious laughter.

LOL

I know you got that from engadget's live coverage, but Give Peace a Chance is a Lennon solo song.

-Ussu
Sep 5, 2007, 12:16 PM
Woohoo, new nanos.

queshy
Sep 5, 2007, 12:17 PM
I knew it..the fat pod!

Daveway
Sep 5, 2007, 12:18 PM
Wow. The fat pod really was true. :ohttp://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/applebeat/applebeatgoeson28.jpg

YoNeX
Sep 5, 2007, 12:18 PM
http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/applebeat/applebeatgoeson28.jpg

nismo
Sep 5, 2007, 12:18 PM
"It's incredibly tiny, this is the new nano, it's incredibly thin. It's REALLY nice." Huge applause. "Let me show you some bigger pictures of it... comes in beautiful colors. So what's the video like? New nano: larger 2-inch screen, it's going to look the same as it did on the iPod video, it's the same QVGA resolution. We've achieved this with a screen with the highest pixel density we've ever shipped."

gazmac
Sep 5, 2007, 12:18 PM
steve said: "We are adding a RED shuffle -- if you want to do something about these diseases in Africa"

why not add some Apple profits to the cause

phil83
Sep 5, 2007, 12:18 PM
Its the Fatty! :):(:o

Sam*
Sep 5, 2007, 12:18 PM
I knew it..the fat pod!

http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/09/dsc_7610.jpg

tu da

timpoke8
Sep 5, 2007, 12:19 PM
I know you got that from engadget's live coverage, but Give Peace a Chance is a Lennon solo song.

Yeah. Thanks for pointing that out. I just thought Steve's comment about NBC was awesome.

plinden
Sep 5, 2007, 12:21 PM
I knew it..the fat pod!

Quick! Go get a current Nano before they're all sold out!

It's still ugly even with Jobsie holding it.

nismo
Sep 5, 2007, 12:21 PM
http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/09/dsc_7614.jpg

peharri
Sep 5, 2007, 12:21 PM
I told ya it really was going to be the "nano", not the "mini" or other crap, and I told you it'd look a hell of a lot better when it wasn't some washed out photo-of-an-LCD-showing-a-photo thing.

The new iPod nano looks pretty good. Good job Apple.

Update: Ok, it looks nice, but 8Gb maximum capacity is a deal breaker. That's seriously disappointing, I hope a 16Gb model will become available as soon as the technology is there to make it possible.

Unspeaked
Sep 5, 2007, 12:22 PM
So... is 9to5 now THE source for reliable Mac Rumors??

slu
Sep 5, 2007, 12:22 PM
Yeah. Thanks for pointing that out. I just thought Steve's comment about NBC was awesome.

Agreed.

And so far, rumors on the mark. I still don't expect Beatles, but we'll see.

Derwood
Sep 5, 2007, 12:22 PM
Like the slim side profile. V.nice. Have to wonder how easy that screen might crack without a more substantial (a la 5G iPod) base-unit to support it.

Coverflow stuff is a swanky addition.

Have to say: I'm loving Gizmodo's coverage. They've got a right couple of comics covering this.

Daveway
Sep 5, 2007, 12:22 PM
I think Apple just broke another thinness record with the nano. If you noticed, the nano now has a polished backing I believe.

jockmock
Sep 5, 2007, 12:22 PM
Apple store is down.. good that means we can order them today

bousozoku
Sep 5, 2007, 12:24 PM
The new nano models look cheaper somehow but the displays look better.

jockmock
Sep 5, 2007, 12:25 PM
ship today!

billchase2
Sep 5, 2007, 12:25 PM
149 and 199... eh, decent.

Veritas&Equitas
Sep 5, 2007, 12:25 PM
4 gb and 8 gb?! :eek: Is this 2006? Seriously, should definitely have more storage than that...boo...hiss...

nismo
Sep 5, 2007, 12:26 PM
$149 for 4g and $199 for 8 gb not bad!

billchase2
Sep 5, 2007, 12:26 PM
he's talking about accessories.... wish they'd finally make some good ones for the iphone.

steve_hill4
Sep 5, 2007, 12:26 PM
I'm ing the "iPod nano Arbuckle".

uv23
Sep 5, 2007, 12:26 PM
Nano storage unchanged. Bullocks! (*@&#*^@(:mad:

slu
Sep 5, 2007, 12:27 PM
4 gb and 8 gb?! :eek: Is this 2006? Seriously, should definitely have more storage than that...boo...hiss...

While more would be nice, at that price point there is not too much to complain about IMO.

WildCowboy
Sep 5, 2007, 12:27 PM
That's a nice little bump...bringing the 4 and 8 GB models down to the 2 and 4 GB price points. Would like a 16 GB at the top, but let's see what else he has up his sleeve.

plinden
Sep 5, 2007, 12:27 PM
The new iPod nano looks pretty good. Good job Apple.
So am I the only one who thinks it's ugly?Ok, video and larger memory is good, but it just isn't well-proportioned. It looks like something Microsoft would put out.

Oh no! The reality distortion field must be breaking down!

Peace
Sep 5, 2007, 12:28 PM
Jobs sure likes to go to Mammoth a lot.:p

chillywilly
Sep 5, 2007, 12:28 PM
That's a nice little bump...bringing the 4 and 8 GB models down to the 2 and 4 GB price points. Would like a 16 GB at the top, but let's see what else he has up his sleeve.
Maybe saving up the more storage for the big iPod...

I was hoping for a 16gb top end for the new nano.

billchase2
Sep 5, 2007, 12:28 PM
wow, "ipod classic"

not a bad name i guess

chriswheat
Sep 5, 2007, 12:28 PM
iPod Classic? Probably means there's a new iPod above it with touch.

WildCowboy
Sep 5, 2007, 12:28 PM
iPod now "iPod Classic"...thinner and all metal: 80 and 160 GB.

I sense an iPod Touch around the corner.

swiftaw
Sep 5, 2007, 12:28 PM
So am I the only one who thinks it's ugly? It just isn't well-proportioned. It looks like something Microsoft would put out.

Oh no! The reality distortion field must be breaking down!

I bet it's one of those things that looks better in person

milo
Sep 5, 2007, 12:29 PM
Killer nano. Looks like I'll finally be getting an iPod with a screen. Battery life is even better for video playback than on the old 30 gig iPod.

I assume it will play video via a cable? Probably have to wait until apple.com is back up for confirmation.

sdfd504
Sep 5, 2007, 12:29 PM
Old iPod now called iPod Classic with a thinner body. 160gb now available and a full metal body.

-Ussu
Sep 5, 2007, 12:29 PM
http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/09/dsc_7614.jpg
i don't get the point of making nano like this!!!
Its so big and awful.
get an ipod video, if you want the features.
Nano is an SMALL mp3player with a screen, not a big wanting to be iPodvideo.

billchase2
Sep 5, 2007, 12:29 PM
up to 160gb! nice!

if they have an "ipod classic"... that just means the "ipod touch" will be coming next!

queshy
Sep 5, 2007, 12:29 PM
160 gb! my mbp is only 120 gb lol

phil83
Sep 5, 2007, 12:29 PM
Anyone notice that he's not wearing his standard black turtle neck shirt? It's like a brown maroonish color :confused:

slu
Sep 5, 2007, 12:29 PM
iPod classic??? OK. Not necessary, but if that is what you want to do....

4God
Sep 5, 2007, 12:30 PM
Steve seems to be moving pretty quick through all of this, wonder if there will be a "One more thing...." coming shortly.

majordude
Sep 5, 2007, 12:31 PM
So am I the only one who thinks it's ugly?Ok, video and larger memory is good, but it just isn't well-proportioned.

Looks kinda like the original Mac with a control button.

http://www.macworld.com/2006/03/images/content/30th_mac128k.jpg

:D

jrk07
Sep 5, 2007, 12:31 PM
Must be called the iPod classic because there is another iPod to be introduced in a few minutes.

LaDirection
Sep 5, 2007, 12:31 PM
So am I the only one who thinks it's ugly?Ok, video and larger memory is good, but it just isn't well-proportioned. It looks like something Microsoft would put out.

Oh no! The reality distortion field must be breaking down!


No you're not, they look terrible. And the new colors on the Nano and shuffle are pretty bad too. I don't understand why Apple is destroying their iPods in this way.

queshy
Sep 5, 2007, 12:31 PM
no touch?

ryannel2003
Sep 5, 2007, 12:31 PM
iPod Classic? Uh, that's completely ugly and retarded. But whatever.

milo
Sep 5, 2007, 12:31 PM
iPod classic??? OK. Not necessary, but if that is what you want to do....

What would you call it?

steve_hill4
Sep 5, 2007, 12:31 PM
So am I the only one who thinks it's ugly?Ok, video and larger memory is good, but it just isn't well-proportioned. It looks like something Microsoft would put out.


Now I've seen proper pictures of it, I think it's not that bad. Once seen in the flesh, perhaps even better.

For running the 1 and 2G nano might still be better, but since I know a lot more that buy them and never run with them, may be better for the population as a whole.

WildCowboy
Sep 5, 2007, 12:31 PM
"We're not done yet."

phil83
Sep 5, 2007, 12:31 PM
No Touch?
"Sorry, iPod touch is a no go! Unless it's a one last thing"
??????

slu
Sep 5, 2007, 12:31 PM
Battery Life on the classic is awesome.

milo
Sep 5, 2007, 12:32 PM
i don't get the point of making nano like this!!!
Its so big and awful.
get an ipod video, if you want the features.
Nano is an SMALL mp3player with a screen, not a big wanting to be iPodvideo.

Have you seen it held in a hand? It's tiny.

nickspohn
Sep 5, 2007, 12:32 PM
ipod touch

GeekLawyer
Sep 5, 2007, 12:32 PM
Ah yes... the iPod touch is here...

nismo
Sep 5, 2007, 12:32 PM
there better be an iPod touch

queshy
Sep 5, 2007, 12:32 PM
WOOOO!! iPod touch!!!

slu
Sep 5, 2007, 12:32 PM
Here comes the touch!

Daveway
Sep 5, 2007, 12:33 PM
I welcome the new iPod Touch with OPEN ARMS!

billchase2
Sep 5, 2007, 12:33 PM
ipod touch!

OllyW
Sep 5, 2007, 12:33 PM
160GB, that will do for me :cool:

40 hours playtime, even better!

Hmm
Sep 5, 2007, 12:33 PM
i don't get the point of making nano like this!!!
Its so big and awful.
get an ipod video, if you want the features.
Nano is an SMALL mp3player with a screen, not a big wanting to be iPodvideo.

It looked really small to me when Steve was holding it up. Do you really think it's that big? it's definitely thinner, for one thing.

kitki83
Sep 5, 2007, 12:33 PM
IPOD TOUCH WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT*ORGASM* come on everyone orgasm together XD

steve_hill4
Sep 5, 2007, 12:34 PM
Please put 160GB in the iPod touch too for 329 or less.

phil83
Sep 5, 2007, 12:34 PM
"People have been asking us when we're going to bring this technology to the iPod. The answer is we're going to do it today. And this is what the product looks like." It's a friggin iPhone!

It's called the iPod Touch."


yipeee!!!!1

Derwood
Sep 5, 2007, 12:34 PM
...on the iPod Touch. If there isn't something special then I'll be moving to a larger storage iPod Classic.

Wi-fi, wi-fi, mail, browser, please...

briansanderson
Sep 5, 2007, 12:34 PM
now some games for the iphone and it would put a bow on this presentation.

TimJim
Sep 5, 2007, 12:34 PM
iPod Touch is official. iPhone like UI. Full touchscreen. Lets see what else...

nismo
Sep 5, 2007, 12:34 PM
yes!!! http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/09/dsc_7637.jpg

MacPanda
Sep 5, 2007, 12:34 PM
the new colours are vile - i want to old style green back - this is terrible and the cool orange time to stock up on colours.

slu
Sep 5, 2007, 12:34 PM
I can't wait to order an iPod touch. Price will be interesting though...

jockmock
Sep 5, 2007, 12:35 PM
there's a wifi icon!

jrk07
Sep 5, 2007, 12:35 PM
CNBC has video of the this press conference.

phil83
Sep 5, 2007, 12:36 PM
8mm thin, wow

queshy
Sep 5, 2007, 12:36 PM
lol you just know its gonna be uber expensive. it has wifi too!

phil83
Sep 5, 2007, 12:36 PM
CNBC has video of the this press conference.

Link please?

jrk07
Sep 5, 2007, 12:37 PM
Link please?

Turn on your TV brotha, remember those?

Karpfish
Sep 5, 2007, 12:37 PM
buying a touch when the store is up

slu
Sep 5, 2007, 12:37 PM
From Engadget:

Steve's browsing by Cover Flow -- note: it has WIFI! The WiFi meter is up at the top where it would be on the iPhone.

theman
Sep 5, 2007, 12:37 PM
ipod touch w/ wifi, looks just like iphone!

bousozoku
Sep 5, 2007, 12:37 PM
Aren't there going to be a lot of iPhone buyers upset since the iPod touch is all they wanted? :D :p

technicolor
Sep 5, 2007, 12:37 PM
The new nanos are ugly.

The new ipod is the iphone with no phone.:rolleyes:

clevin
Sep 5, 2007, 12:37 PM
iPOD Touch, phoneless iPhone, even with wi-fi. mmmmm iphone is dead...sounds like a very attractive iPOD.

pavelbure
Sep 5, 2007, 12:38 PM
this is freakin awesome. to those who said this will canabalize iphone sales, if every company had that mentality then dell would only release on pc, sony one television and so on. this is nice for those of us who don't want a touch phone, just a touch ipod.

billchase2
Sep 5, 2007, 12:38 PM
yep... looks like an iphone

AEP
Sep 5, 2007, 12:38 PM
wifi YES YES YES

swiftaw
Sep 5, 2007, 12:38 PM
The two big questions, how much storage and how expensive

YoNeX
Sep 5, 2007, 12:39 PM
Aren't there going to be a lot of iPhone buyers upset since the iPod touch is all they wanted? :D :p

Too bad AT&T own them for the next 2 years :p

chriswheat
Sep 5, 2007, 12:39 PM
As an iPhone user, it doesn't bother me one bit that there's a new product like the iPhone. More devices on the market = more marketshare and more attention for accessories, software, etc.

clevin
Sep 5, 2007, 12:40 PM
The two big questions, how much storage and how expensive

i would buy it @$250, 30G. I won't buy it if its >$300.00

mmzplanet
Sep 5, 2007, 12:40 PM
this is freakin awesome. to those who said this will canabalize iphone sales, if every company had that mentality then dell would only release on pc, sony one television and so on. this is nice for those of us who don't want a touch phone, just a touch ipod.

Better for Apple to cannabalize themselves rather than someone else.

Andrew07
Sep 5, 2007, 12:41 PM
Also, the iPhone has EDGE....

slu
Sep 5, 2007, 12:42 PM
I am guessing 16 and 32 GB flash for $300 and $400. Which is probably too much, but I'll get one anyway.

jrk07
Sep 5, 2007, 12:42 PM
Woop woop, Safari on the iPod touch. :apple:

Ember Whimsy
Sep 5, 2007, 12:42 PM
YESSS!

I'm one of the people who had no interest in the iPhone because I despise cellphones... but iPod Touch? I'm so there! :D Let me at it!

hexonxonx
Sep 5, 2007, 12:42 PM
I'm not upset I bought an iPhone, I simply will buy a new iPod touch as well. There are times when I use one or the other. I have an iPod for all my podcasts, too many to fit on the iPhone. Each has it's purpose you see.

blakbyrd
Sep 5, 2007, 12:42 PM
All we need now is a hack for iTunes so you can use regular tracks for ringtones.

nismo
Sep 5, 2007, 12:43 PM
safari, and youtube

bousozoku
Sep 5, 2007, 12:43 PM
Too bad AT&T own them for the next 2 years :p

Especially since they ditched their cheaper phones and contracts, paid extra to quit and switch, etc. :D

imac/cheese
Sep 5, 2007, 12:43 PM
WiFi is awesome. Can't wait to try it out.

Derwood
Sep 5, 2007, 12:43 PM
OMG!:eek: Safari on iPod. *Jaw hits floor*

What's under the hood? Have they literally just ripped out the phone functionality and associated chips?

Nuts, didn't expect this in my wildest dreams. So far, so bloody good!

bowens
Sep 5, 2007, 12:43 PM
They will have to price them at least $100 under the iPhone to keep from cutting in too much of the iPhone sales.

calculus
Sep 5, 2007, 12:43 PM
See the song being displayed?

'Cellphone's Dead' by Beck:D

DeuceDeuce
Sep 5, 2007, 12:43 PM
i would buy it @$250, 30G. I won't buy it if its >$300.00

Good luck

plinden
Sep 5, 2007, 12:44 PM
i would buy it @$250, 30G. I won't buy it if its >$300.00

It's thin, so it won't be HD based. I guess it'll be $300 for 4GB and $400 for 8GB.

clevin
Sep 5, 2007, 12:44 PM
its actually a PDA w/o 3rd part apps.

No need to call it iPOD anymore.

But.. its good.

chriswheat
Sep 5, 2007, 12:44 PM
At 8mm thick, it has to be flash, right?

imac/cheese
Sep 5, 2007, 12:44 PM
See the song being displayed?

'Cellphone's Dead' by Beck:D

That is hilarious!

marklcfc
Sep 5, 2007, 12:44 PM
When will the new ipods be released in the UK? :)

billchase2
Sep 5, 2007, 12:44 PM
Also, the iPhone has EDGE....

agreed. and honestly, my 8gb iphone has PLENTY of room. i have tons of stuff on it and it's only half full. plus, it keeps me from having to carry multiple things in my pockets.

Derwood
Sep 5, 2007, 12:44 PM
...I guess the big question is going to be storage. Flash / HD?

Could divide the camp...

queshy
Sep 5, 2007, 12:45 PM
Wow Im really really impressed. HOW MUCH!?!

phil83
Sep 5, 2007, 12:45 PM
Obviously he hasn't shown us how the real ipod touch looks like:cool:

rjgonzales
Sep 5, 2007, 12:46 PM
Airtunes?? Please!!

MacSA
Sep 5, 2007, 12:46 PM
I hope he doesn't say shipping in November or something lol

billchase2
Sep 5, 2007, 12:46 PM
Wow Im really really impressed. HOW MUCH!?!

i'm not. it's an iphone without the phone... nothing really new...

psingh01
Sep 5, 2007, 12:47 PM
iPod Touch = unlocked iPhone - phone capabilities.

I can keep my old nokia and not have to switch to AT&T :D

Only downside is EDGE gives you internet without WIFI.

kainjow
Sep 5, 2007, 12:47 PM
Now we just need a supported SDK for this iPod...

netdog
Sep 5, 2007, 12:47 PM
Can it run Skype?

jackc
Sep 5, 2007, 12:47 PM
Does it have email?

bowens
Sep 5, 2007, 12:47 PM
...I guess the big question is going to be storage. Flash / HD?

Could divide the camp...

It's got to be flash. It's only 8mm thick.

nismo
Sep 5, 2007, 12:47 PM
UNCONFIRMED: A reader just bought the 8GB iPhone for $399 and 4GB iPhone for $299 in an Apple store just now. Possible price drop?

chriswheat
Sep 5, 2007, 12:47 PM
now we'll see a mass-renaming of sites like "iphone.facebook.com" since it's both iPod and iPhone capable.