Although a writer from theiLife.com will not be present at the Let’s Rock event, theiLife will be providing a liveblog for readers to watch the events unfold live.
Information coming in from a collaboration of sources will be compiled and continuously updated on this page as the event unfolds. You can bookmark this page now, and at 10AM PST or 1PM EST, start your refreshing! For now, read up on the rumors!
The liveblog page is up! Only about 12 more hours!!
The rumor mill is heating up. There have been swirls of new rumors in these last remaining hours. The event is only about 3 hours away!
Apple Online Store is down! It is getting closer!!
Several people in Barbarian Group t-shirts have been spotted outside the event. Hmm.. that would corroborate with the Magnetosphere iTunes visualizer rumor.
T-minus 20 minutes to the start of the event.
Reporters are filing into the hall with rock tunes bumping!
Steve Jobs just took the stage. Energetic and skinny, we hear.
Over 8.5 million songs are available on iTunes. 125,000 podcasts, 30,000 TV shows, 2,600 movies, and 3,000 applications for iPhone and iPod Touch. 65 million user accounts on iTunes.
“iTunes is getting some new content”. First is High Definition TV shows. HD shows will be $2.99 for computer or Apple TV.
iTunes 8. The rumored grid view is true. Genius playlists can be made with just one click.
NBC is back!
iTunes 8 will be available for download today.
Genius information gets sent to iTunes to give them your musical tastes. It’s sent anonymously, and is completely optional.
Steve just played a John Mayer song. The internet l0lz.
iPod has a 73.4% marketshare. Followed by 8.6% for SanDisk, Microsoft with 2.6 and other for 15.4%.
The 80GB is being upgraded to 120GB, and the 160GB is being discontinued.
New skinny nanos are true. Skinny, rounded, and a lot like the 2nd gen Nano. Portrait aspect ratio plus the exact same resolution display.
They have added curved glass over the screen, new user interface, and an accelerometer!
Shake to shuffle is true. Shake the iPod nano, and it will shuffle.
24 hours music, 4 hours video. Jobs says that it’s the thinnest iPod ever.
Purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and silver. $149 for 8GB; $199 for 16GB. Both are shipping today; 8GB’s shipping today, 16GB should be in stock by the weekend.
New accessories including headphones and armbands. The headphone, actually, has an in-band control feature to have volume control, playback control (next, prev, play pause) from the button. There’s also a microphone on the back that works with the voice recording app. These will be $29 next month.
Over 100 million apps downloaded from the App Store.
New iPod touch has built in Nike+ support.
Phil Schiller coming on stage to introduce some unannounced games.
Demoing Spore. Moving to Real Soccer 2009.
Now moving to Need for Speed Undercover.
Both the nano and touch are arsenic-free, BFR-free, Mercury-free, PVC-free, and highly recyclable. Steve is back on the stage and calls the touch the “funnest iPod ever”.
Touch battery life is 36 hours of music, 6 hours of video.
The 8GB is $229, 16GB is $299 and 32GB is $399. All available starting today.
iPhone OS 2.1 available for free for all iPhone and iPod touch users who are already on 2.0. Lots of performance and bug fixes within.
Steve says: “Back to iTunes and iPod. We’ve got the best lineup we’ve ever had. We’ve sold over 160 million iPods. We’re ready for this coming season. And we really appreciate the chance to share that.”
Looks like “Let’s Rock” is over with. Thanks for joining us!
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