So, what went down today at Apple's "It’s only rock and roll, but we like it" event?
Well, first off a gaunt Steve Jobs took to the stage and described himself as "vertical, back at Apple and enjoying every day of it."
According to Jobs the video camera market has "really exploded and we want in," and Apple's answer to this is to integrate one into the iPod nano. The new camera won't increase the size of the nano. Along with the new camera, the nano will get a 2.2" screen, a voice recorder, a pedometer, an FM radio, a speaker and a microphone.
There was also some iPod touch news. The highlights are that an 8GB touch will now set you back $199. The device also received an internal upgrade, boosting performance by 50%.
- iTunes 9 featuring Genius technology for the App Store to recommend apps based on what you've already downloaded. Also featuring iTunes LP rich content download (such as lyrics), better app management and home sharing.
- 160GB iPod classic for $249.
- Polished stainless steel iPod shuffle for $99.
I'm just wondering how revolutionary a camera in the nano will be. Cameras are pretty ubiquitous nowadays and maybe Apple is a few years late here. Also, the differences between the iPhone and iPod touch are starting to feel arbitrary, like the differences between Windows editions!