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Thursday, October 13, 2005

iPod Video & New iMac with Built in iSight

Well yesterday I was gonna post here about the new releases, but with every .com site posting it up I thought I would wait.

Let's start with the Video iPod:

Has a 2.5-inch screen

$299 for 30 gigabytes
$399 for 60 gigabytes

Apple says the larger player can hold 15,000 songs, 25,000 photos or 150 hours of video

are 30% slimmer than their predecessors

The new iPod features real-time decoding of MPEG 4 and H.264 video at 30 frames per second (FPS).

Optional accessories designed for the new iPod include:

Universal Dock for $39 (US)

Apple Remote for $29 (US), providing wireless integration to the Universal Dock and quick and easy access to controls from across the room

Apple iPod AV cable for $19 (US)

the iPod Camera Connector for $29 (US)

Apple Socks for $29 (US) six color socks to dress up and protect your iPod.

With the interduction of the new Video iPod came iTunes 6 which of coarse now has a video section for all you downloaded video. I'm guessing people will soon be buying larger hard drives for all those music video's and TV shows you can download from the iTunes music store for $1.99(US)
But one thing you will need to do is also update/or Upgrade to Quicktime 7.0.3 none of the previews of the videos on the itunes store will work without it.

Talk about video, Apple (as of this post) has apparently pulled its new iPod commercial featuring rap star Eminem. No reason was given for the withdrawal. The ad was well-received by the audience at the keynote, and Jobs even played it twice. You can watch the new replacement ad here.

Also Apple better watch what they post as a video preview, It seems the guys over at AppleXnet caught this pic

During the preview of She's Crafty by the Beasty boys, At 16 seconds into the 20 second preview clip a woman is seen clearly flashing the camera. This can be big trouble if Apple does not pay close attention. A Mature content warning will need to be addressed for this sort of content or a lot of parents are gonna get upset.

I'm also wondering if with the ability now of the new iPod to play Disney video content holds a renewed relationship between Apple, Pixar, and Disney.

On to the new iMac G5

The new 17-inch 1.9 GHz iMac G5 retail price of $ 1,299(US):

1.9 GHz PowerPC G5 processor

512MB of 533 MHz DDR2 SDRAM expandable to 2.5GB

8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)

ATI Radeon X600 Pro with 128MB DDR memory

built-in iSight video camera

built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR

160GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm

built-in stereo speakers and microphone

ships with infrared Apple Remote, Mighty Mouse and Apple Keyboard.

The new 20-inch 2.1 GHz iMac G5 retail price of $ 1,699(US):

2.1 GHz PowerPC G5 processor

512MB of 533 MHz DDR2 SDRAM expandable to 2.5GB

8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)

ATI Radeon X600 XT with 128MB DDR memory

built-in iSight video camera

built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR

250GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm

built-in stereo speakers and microphone

ships with infrared Apple Remote, Mighty Mouse and Apple Keyboard.

if you notice the Mighty Mouse now comes with your iMac, First 2 button to come with a mac.

Also the new iMacs do not (like most other models) ship with an internal modem. You will have to buy this one which specs are:

Speed: Data up to 56kbps, fax at 14.4kbps
Supports caller ID, wake on ring, telephone answering (V.253), modem on hold
V.92 software support

Also if you want to see the Apple Special Event with the Eminem ad you can see it here

last but not least Aduim came out with a update(version 0.85) to their free instant messaging application for Mac OS X that can connect to AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more.
you can get that update here

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