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Apple's Let's Rock event kicks off shortly. Live coverage will be provided at the following links:

- Gizmodo
- Engadget
- ArsTechnica
- Macworld
- Fortune
- Slashgear
- AlleyInsider
- iLounge

MacRumorsLive.com will return for Macworld San Francisco 2009 in January.

Some last minute notes and links:

- Apple Stores are down
- New Interface? for the iPod Nano
- New Nanos to have accelerometer? "One of those people described a function by which the iPod's 'shuffle' function is invoked when a user physically shakes the player."

We'll post major updates here at MacRumors.com.

- Our forums will remain open for ongoing discussion.
- SMS updates will be provided through Twitter.com/MacRumors (instructions).
- Visit TouchArcade.com for iPhone and iPod touch gaming news and reviews.

Notes and Highlights

- Jobs takes stage. "reports of my death are greatly exaggerated". New for iTunes: HD TV shows. $1.99 for SD. $2.99 for HD.
- NBC returns to iTunes: Office, Monk, Heroes etc... both HD and SD. iTunes 8 today: HD TV shows, accessibility, genius playlist, grid view.
- Genius: create playlists from songs in your library that go great together. Also personal recs from iTunes Store. Optional and private.
- iTunes 8 avail today. Free download. Moving on to iPod. 120GB Classic to replace 80GB and 160GB. New Nano. Similar to leaked images.
- Nano: thinnest ipod ever. enhanced interface. accelerometer. genius playlist within nano. aluminum w/ curved glass. shake ipod to shuffle.
- battery: 24hr music, 4hr video. environmentally safer. 8 colors. $149/8GB. $199/16GB. new $29 headphones w/ volume, next button, microphone.
- iPodTouch: Thinner, Stainless steel, Volume controls + speaker. genius playlist. Nike+iPod receiver built in. Demoing app store again. Including Spore Origins, Real Soccer 2009, and Need for Speed. (Gameplay video of Real Soccer 2009 available on TouchArcade)
- iPodTouch: battery 36hrs/music, 6hrs/video. 8GB/$229. 16GB/$299. 32GB/$399. 2.1 upgrade. free to iPodtouch 2.0 owners. "funnest iPod ever"
- iPhone 2.1 Upgrade: This friday. significantly better battery, fewer call drops, bug fixes, faster backups to itunes, no app crashes. Free.
- That seems to be it.

Article Link: Let's Rock: Live Coverage Options and Discussion
 
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champ01

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it shall not happen but then again you never know for sure

MAC TABLET want it soooooooo bad
 

The Tall One

macrumors regular
Aug 1, 2008
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Lame

iPod Nano with an accelerometer? That is butt-tarded. I like cool aesthetic features, but lets spend our energy on some function as well, okay?
 

Drinahn

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Jul 16, 2003
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Aussie in London
Hmm little chance that this new nano is going to work with the current Nike+iPod sports kit I'm guessing. Does anyone recall/know what happened with past iPod updates re Nike+? Eg: when the iPod Fatty came out, did Nike release a new kit? Or was it just some kind of firmware update. Any insight people have would be appreciated.

I bought an old nano last week in case, so that if it does work, I can take it back unopened to get a new one, and if it doesn't, I can keep the old one. Birthday present you see. Grr - people need better timed birthdays.
 

nep61

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May 17, 2007
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Yet more new ipods, I'm finding it hard to get excited.

Yeah, upgrading my old 20GB or 60GB iPods won't make the quality of the music any better, will it?

I know it won't make the artists I have on my current iPods any better at what they do.... I don't need an iPod update.... I NEED a new MBP !!! :D I guess I'll wait a little longer.:(
 

bytethese

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Jun 20, 2007
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- New Nanos to have accelerometer? "One of those people described a function by which the iPod's 'shuffle' function is invoked when a user physically shakes the player."

Nifty feature! Only problem I see is running will sound like a skipping CD without an option to toggle this off directly in the iPod Nano's menu system. :)
 
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