Let's Rock: Live Coverage Options and Discussion

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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.

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  2. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    The accelerometer in the nano may also be for determining the orientation for video playback.
     
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    Come on Apple!!! Give us something good!!!!!!!:D
     
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  6. mark88 macrumors 6502a

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    Yet more new ipods, I'm finding it hard to get excited.
     
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    I love Apple!!!!!

    Come on Apple bring out some more cool products tonight, like the ipod and iphone!!!!!



    Stevie!!!!!!!
     
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    I wonder what is final destination for iPods/iPhones in few years...
     
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    it shall not happen but then again you never know for sure

    MAC TABLET want it soooooooo bad
     
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    u have to sign up Click Here
     
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  16. The Tall One macrumors regular

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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?
     
  17. Drinahn macrumors member

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    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.
     
  18. OBL macrumors member

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    Thanks for the Direct link.
     
  19. nep61 macrumors 6502

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    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.:(
     
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    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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    are those guys all wearing black turtlenecks?
     
  25. Rocketman macrumors 603

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    Arn should use the other image from Gizmodo since it shows the poster better and also "tells a story".

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