As expected, we're not blown away by the mysterious new device because there was none. Nor were we expected to be impressed by the new Macbooks because, once again, we're forced to wait a few more weeks.
But like I was saying in Onxo's regular mobile update, it's good to see Jobs looking less sickily...
And by far, Gizmodo did the best coverage today. Engadget gets honorable mentions. I started the day following eight different "live" blogs and ended with just these two.
- Gizmodo has a brief hands-on for the iPod Touch. Feels good, don't it?
- Apple has new headphones for $79 for in-ear listening. Also new items are headsets with recording and armbands. Not sure if the in-ear headphones will feature recording as well.
- iPhone-iPod Touch 2.1 update available. $10 for iPod Touch folks. Tip: If you want wait and don't want to be ripped off, see if there are new features on the next update for iPod Touch users. This $10 increment just isn't right despite the accounting excuse. Anyway, Gizmodo has the link.
- Crunchgear has info and pics of the earphones.
- HD TV shows are now available through iTunes. NBC (Battlestar Galatica) is back!
- App Store has 3000 apps, 600 games, 100 million downloads.
- Want a video preview of the new iPod devices today? Here you go.
- iPod Touch 8GB $229 (old price: $299), 16GB $299 - BEST VALUE (old price: $399), 32 GB $399 (old price: $499) - regardless of which Touch model you buy, you're getting more features (1st gen was beta in my opinion and to avoid siphoning off iPhone sales) more memory for a $100 off last gen's prices. Note: If you're interested in last gen's refub units, the 16GB and 32GB units offer the best value compared to today's new offerings. The reason being that if you pay $10 more over today's new 8GB model, you can buy a refub 16GB unit and if you pay $20 more over today's 16GB offering, you get can get a refub 32GB model.
- CNet reports NBC will be able to bundle their own shows and has flexibility on pricing. I think this is great. It doesn't who was what. iTunes customers win.
- Apparently, Steve Jobs is healthy enough to schedule another event to showcase new mobile versions of Macs and whatever mystery product we won't see. So, the wait continues.
- New iTunes, Quicktimes, iPhone/iPod 2.1 update, MobileMe, and Front Row updates.