Apple has posted a QuickTime stream of the "It's Only Rock and Roll" Special Event, offering full video of the keynote. They have also made the keynote available via their Apple Keynotes podcast, which is currently available for download in the iTunes Store.
Apple slashed the price of its 8GB iPod touch media player from $229 to $199 on Wednesday as senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller, who cited sales of 20 million iPod touch units, introduced a 64GB iPod touch for $399 and a 32GB model for $299. Per Apple, the 32GB and 64GB models are reportedly 50% faster, include support for the Open GL|ES 2.0 graphics language and finally include full Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR support for communication with nearby devices such as the Nike + iPod sport kit.
At Apple's "It's only Rock and Roll" event today in San Francisco, CEO Steve Jobs introduced iTunes 9. This latest version now includes the ability to add, remove, and rearrange applications on the iPhone and iPod touch. This now makes it easier than ever to load up your iPhone with apps and quickly arrange them the way you want. Additionally, iTunes 9 now sports improvements to syncing. You can now specify which artists, playlists, and genres you'd like to automatically sync, in addition to playlists and other specific options.
Apple's September 9th "It's only rock and roll" event starts at 10AM Pacific time and we'll be right here offering live coverage via Coveritlive. At this event, Apple is expected to make several iPod and iTunes related announcements. Some of the hottest rumors point to iPod touches with cameras, iTunes 9, and a new iTunes music offering code-named "iTunes cocktail." There has also been some speculation that the event may include some sort of Beatles announcement to correspond with other Beatles-related announcements occurring tomorrow. Jump down for our live, auto-updating coverage!
Literally one day before Apple is expected to unveil a new line of iPods at its September 9th media event, reports have emerged suggesting that some of the iPods could be delayed due to technical difficulties. Per AppleInsider and Hardmac, a source close to the story has stated that Apple has experienced technical problems in the form of bad parts with camera modules being used in the new iPods.
CrunchGear reports that Apple has sent out invitations to their September 9th Media event. The tag line for the event reads "It's only rock and roll, but we like it," from the Rolling Stones song of the same name. It will be held at 10:00 AM Pacific Time at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
MediaMemo has word from sources in the music industry that Apple is planning a keynote event for the week of September 7th, leading us to believe to that the event will be related to music in some way, such as the rumored "Cocktail" itunes album enhancements or the announcement of a new iPod or iPod touch. It has been rumored that iPod nanos and touches with cameras will be announced, and this venue would be the place we would most likely see them. It is unknown who will be giving the keynote presentation. [via MediaMemo]
Apple has posted the QuickTime stream of the keynote presentation at today's special event for iPhone OS 3.0. At the event, Apple's Greg Joswiak and Scott Forstall gave a sneak peek at the new OS and some of the features that will go with it, including push notifications for apps, Spotlight search, landscape mail and the long awaited copy and paste. You can watch it online here.
Apple's big special event for iPhone OS 3.0 is today, and the first big announcement from Cupertino this morning revolved around the App Store. Apple pointed out that they have over 25,000 apps available in the App Store. They also claim to be having more success in their app approval process, with 96% of the apps submitted being approved, and 98% of those being approved in a week or less.
Engadget reports that Apple will be previewing iPhone OS 3.0 at a special event on March 17th. With the new OS, Apple will also be updating a revised edition of their SDK. The event will take place at 10am PST, and is being described by Apple as an "advance preview of what we're building", so it's unlikely that they'll have it ready for release by that time, but hopefully we'll start seeing some of those features we've been waiting for.