You’ve probably already seen it in a lot of places but I’ve got to mention it anyway, wouldn’t be an Apple cultist if I didn’t. So yeah, a few new products from Stevo.
Love the all aluminium Shuffle with the clip. It’s so small at first sight I thought it was a remote, not the shuffle! I’m unenthused about the new colored “back to mini” nano, might like them more when I see them in person.
The new iTunes 7.0 is super elegant, loads of nice little tweaks and details.
They’re bugging me with the menu items for tv shows and movies which we can’t get here but whatever (duh, you can disable those in prefs.).
They also launched the new movie store in iTunes with only movies from Disney and subsidiaries (Pixar, Touchstone, Miramax) and only in the US. We’ll see how that catches on and how much catching it takes to convince other studios. Let’s hope we don’t have to wait a year before it moves up north.
One more thing; they announced iTV (to be renamed) for Q1 2007. When I first heard of it I thought it was a new kind of Mac specifically for the living room but it seems to just be a streaming box that plugs into your tv and sound system. Cool and I need something like that but seems a bit steep at $299.