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Friday, September 7, 2007

Eating Poison Apples

Oh, Steve Jobs. You sure do love your money. Yesterday Two Days ago (because i haven't had the time to finish this post), at noon central time, Mr. Jobs, met to discuss some new stuff from Apple. It was very recently that he just done the same thing for the new iMac, the new OS, and again for the iPhone. I feel like he is up on stage sporting jeans and a black half-turtle neck every month with something announcing the update from iTunes 7.3 to 7.4... I have unfortunately bit into a sour Apple lately. The thing is, this keynote was to "talk about music". All Apple music products have been updated in some form. The Shuffles; a new colors, and the Nano ("the iPod Stubby"); a screen size upgade to a 2" (it sounds like i don't like it, but it's nice).

Here are the big changes; the original iPod, now called the iPod Classic, is now made Full Metal Alchemist, and the models were bumped up. The old 30 gig is is now the new 80 gig, thinner and the cheaper at $249. The new 80 gig is 160 GIG!, the more bulky and expencive at $349. Both sport a great looking new interface, which i assume won't be available to the suckers who already own one. BUT, if you don't have an iPod to listen to music or play movies, you are in luck! The brand-spankin'-new, iPod Touch, is basically the iPhone without having the nasty inconvience of recieving calls. Right down to the fact that it doesn't have any more than 16 gig on it's $399 high end version (there is the useless 8 gig was well). To make "the Touch" even more useless, Apple lowered the price of it's iPhone to $299. Unless this is some crazy marketing scheme to get people to by more iPhones, i don't see anyone buying the new Touch. If you are one of those people, you will have to explain to me your logic, i feel as if i am missing something.
Another new addition is the Wi-Fi iTunes, and Starbucks playlists. Now you can go into coffeeshops, ESPECIALLY Starbucks to download your favorite tunes to your pocket, and then later back to your computer. Or if you are like me, and the majority of the coffee shop goers, you probably just have a laptop, that you bring everywhere anyway, you can use. Nice try though, you used to be cool!


PS. Apple still cool.

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At September 7, 2007 11:50 AM , Blogger 717to718 said...

I think the allure of the touch is that it basically is the iphone, but without the minimum $150 a month cingular bill. I got all excited and was like, "Im buying an iphone!" while I can afford a one time $299, i cannot afford a $150 cell phone bill.

At September 7, 2007 1:10 PM , Blogger Josh said...

good point. but the ability to only hold about 20 albums on the 8 gig touch, is useless to me. i feel as iff i am a minority on that though.

At September 7, 2007 3:25 PM , Blogger Jenna said...

i was a complete sucker and bought one of the new silver nanos. I don't regret it but i know I've been had.

ashley are you still considering selling your old laptop?

At September 7, 2007 4:53 PM , Blogger HEATHER said...

at work we called those nanos the ipod trolls. i don't like them, they look like they were chopped off or something. maybe i'll like them in person?


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