Apple Media Event Announcement? iPod Updates Later...

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Apple invited media to a special event to take place at 10:00 a.m. in the Moscone Center West in San Fransisco on September 7, 2005. The teaser invite featured a pair of denim jeans and the caption "1000 songs in your pocket changed everything. Here we go again."

ThinkSecret reports that Apple's event will be devoted to the new iTunes-enabled Motorola phone that has been long discussed. The new phone is reportedly available in two capacities: 256MB and 512MB allowing users to store 70 and 130 songs respectively.

According to the rumor site, users will be able to buy songs over Cingular's network for approximately $2 a song. This contradicts previous comments by Steve Jobs.

Meanwhile, analysts reported that interest in an Apple-branded iTunes phone appears to generate a significant amount of interest based on a small 200-person survey.

ThinkSecret also notes updates to Apple's iPod mini are on the horizon. The new flash-only based design is reportedly 20-25% smaller and will likely be introduced at Apple Expo Paris. Sizes are reported to come in a 4GB, 6GB and 8GB sizes and sport a color screen with slightly higher resolution. Meanwhile the high end iPod shuffle is expected to be bumped up to 2GB ($129-$149) with the 512MB and 1GB iPod dropping in price respectively to $69 and $99.

Buzz about an entirely Flash-memory based iPod mini first appeared in late August amidst reports that Samsung had negotiated to become the primary Flash supplier for Apple.

Meanwhile, many were surprised of Apple's announcement that there will be no Keynote speech for the Apple Paris Expo which will kick off on September 20th.
 

pdpfilms

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i doubt we'll see new macs. Maybe that iPod nano or whatever... but the teaser is quite a tease, we'll have to see.
 

Noiseboy

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I was hoping for a bit more than just the iTunes phone which has little or no interest for me.
It is interesting that they say you will be able to download from the cell phone service, that will be a first I think.
 

dansgil

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I would want an 8gb flash mini with a color screen. I wonder how much it'll cost. Hopefully less than the 20gb full sized iPod.
 

sPAULj

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"Meanwhile, analysts reported that interest in an Apple-branded iTunes phone appears to generate a significant amount of interest based on a small 200-person survey."

In other news: Redundancy usually is redundant. :p
 

AvSRoCkCO1067

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"Here We Go Again"

Alright guys...seriously, you need to consider the invitation.

'Here we go again' implies an entire new venture - a new industry which Apple can totally kick everyone's ass in yet again.

The iPod revolutionized the MP3 player - it revolutionized what we now know as digital music.

An iPhone...what's that revolutionize? Think about it - it's still just a phone. A phone you can listen to songs on to! But not a 'revolution'

Apple, unless it's 'teaser' is completely false, must enter into a completely new industry - be it video, be it porn, idk, but whatever it is, it's not JUST a phone...I hope...
 

Mac_Freak

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At least iPods will get refreshed. New modols and lower prices are always welcome.
PB can still be updated, just without any media conference.

$2 for a song? :eek: I think this is why the release of the phone was delayed, Apple thouhgt for better prices but Cingular (as any other wireless curuier) want "steal" money from people by their high rates.

I still hope you will be able to upload songs from iTines to the phone for free. (Songs that you own of course)
 

berkleeboy210

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AvSRoCkCO1067 said:
Alright guys...seriously, you need to consider the invitation.

'Here we go again' implies an entire new venture - a new industry which Apple can totally kick everyone's ass in yet again.

The iPod revolutionized the MP3 player - it revolutionized what we now know as digital music.

An iPhone...what's that revolutionize? Think about it - it's still just a phone. A phone you can listen to songs on to! But not a 'revolution'

Apple, unless it's 'teaser' is completely false, must enter into a completely new industry - be it video, be it porn, idk, but whatever it is, it's not JUST a phone...I hope...
Well Said! and I hope your Right!

This will probably be one of the last (if not the last) Apple Media Event's of the year. So It better be good.

Steve Probably won't be on the Moscone Center Convention Hall Stage until January '06 after tomorrow.
 

swissmann

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Where's the meat that I have learned to sink my teeth into around this time of year. So I love my iPod and advancement are nice but we need new hardware on the computer side.
 

AvSRoCkCO1067

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berkleeboy210 said:
Well Said! and I hope your Right!
You're hoping for the porn industry...aren't you? JOKING!

Please be a vPod...please be a vPod...please be a vPod...please be a....
 

Mac_Freak

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Yes, its Apple Computer Inc. the last time I have checked. Is Apple becoming just another do-it-all company.
 

h00ligan

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this is substantiated by the fact that apple's site still lists the mini as

"the new ipod mini"

we won't see those tomorrow.

if they just release a phone apple needs to get it together - no way does that compare to teh original ipod.. come to think of it.. wtf have they done lately aside form teh ipod and os x - NOTHING.
 

aswitcher

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Its the "1000 songs in your pocket" that makes me think that the key word here is "songs" and so the only real change that would warrant a new phase is video... as unlikely as the rumour sites are saying...

Still the Nano would be very cool, and hopefully the iPhone is not the E398 but something far cooler.
 

quackattack

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Well, I guess we will have to wait until tomorrow. The new mini's sound cool, but I really want 5th gen or iTunes 5. Just the phone would really be disappointing after all the hype.

It better not just be that phone tomorrow....
 

Flux Harmonic

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I still believe that with a line like "here we go again", the announcement tomorrow has got to be something big that no one has yet expected. A new ipod mini and a phone that plays mp3s just aren't all that revolutionary.