Apple “It’s Only Rock and Roll” Event Highlights

Apple Its Only Rock and Roll Event

Today was a special for Apple fans, as the Apple “It’s Only Rock and Roll But We Like It” event was held early this morning at San Francisco, California. September has always been the designated month for Apple to release new versions/models of iPods, and aside from an iPod Touch with a camera on it, a lot of people have been speculating that Apple would be releasing their touchscreen version of the netbook.

Some of you might have followed the event earlier so I’m sharing this to those who missed it. Btw, I followed the event this morning via Engadget’s live blog.

Steve Jobs

The event started out with Steve Jobs walking out into a standing ovation. He then started his speech by thanking everyone for their support, especially thanking his organ donor and encouraging others to be an organ donor. For those who don’t know, he recently had a liver transplant.

I won’t go much into the details but here’s a list of some of the stuff that was released/announced during the Apple “It’s Only Rock and Roll But We Like It” event, earlier today.

  • iPhone OS 3.1.
  • 30,000 ringtones
  • iTunes 9 (Genius mixes, Home sharing, iTunes LP)
  • iPod Touch w/ OpenGL (8 GB $199, 32 GB $299, 64 GB $399)
  • iPod Classic (160 GB $249)
  • iPod Shuffle (2 GB $59, 4 GB $79, stainless steel special edition)
  • iPod Nano (Video Camera, FM Transmitter + Live Pause, Pedometer; 8 GB $149, 16 GB $179)

Redesigned iTunes 9
iTunes 9

New iPod Nano with Video Camera
iPod Nano with Video

After all these product releases, Steve Jobs also talks about how Apple is being environment-friendly. All iPods are now Arsenic-free, BFR-free, Mercury-free, PVC-free and highly recyclable. The event ends with Norah Jones performing for the audience.

I was hoping that Apple would release an iPod Touch with a camera on it like what they did with the Nano but unfortunately they chose not too. I guess they want the iPhone to have more features than the iPod Touch. Although the price cut on the 8GB version was nice. There was no Apple Touchscreen Netbook in this event so we’ll have to wait til the next Apple event to see if they would indeed release it.

Anyone else followed the Apple “It’s Only Rock and Roll But We Like It” event? What new product or feature did you like the most? What product were you hoping/expecting to be released in this event?

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  1. How come iPod nano’s have camera but iPod touch has not? I agree with kelvin, it’s quite dissapointing and at the same time it’s confusing. WHY?

  2. @Jhay – True. Steve Jobs + Beatles = Awesome! :D

    Yeah, the new iPod Nano with Video camera is cool. I’m also planning of getting an mp3 player. My first choice would be the iPod Touch and my second option would be the Nano. :)

  3. I’m with Ade, Steve Jobs’ return to the public could’ve been more awesome if he rode on the renewed popularity of The Beatles’ music.

    Though the new iPod Nano is very tempting, I’ve been getting the urge to get a new mp3 player and I’m close to considering it.

  4. @Ade – Yeah, nothing special about this Apple event, except that Steve Jobs is back on the job and the iPod Nano with video. The rest are just regular stuff. Me too, was hoping they’d have the Beatles. It would’ve made it spectacular! :D

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