Desktops and Notebooks: Apple TV, iOS Updates, iPods, Ping Show Company Direction

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-09-02
 
 
 

Apple TV, iOS Updates, iPods, Ping Show Company Direction

by Nicholas Kolakowski

Apple TV, iOS Updates, iPods, Ping Show Company Direction

Apple TV

Apple introduced a revamped Apple TV, with a smaller form factor, HDMI connector, Ethernet and WiFi. It will retail for $99.

Apple TV

iPod Nano

The radically revised iPod Nano includes a multitouch screen, a built-in FM radio, a 46 percent smaller body and a clothing clip.

iPod Nano

iPod Shuffle

The new iPod Shuffle features a clickable control pad, a "voice over" button to hear a song or playlist, and the ability to sync multiple playlists.

iPod Shuffle

iPod Touch

The revamped iPod Touch includes the FaceTime video conferencing app, high-definition Retina Display, HD video recording via a rear-facing camera, and Apple's proprietary A4 processor.

iPod Touch

Apple Ping

Apple's new Ping social-networking service, integrated into iTunes 10, allows people to set up profiles displaying their music tastes and connect to artists' pages.

Apple Ping

iOS 4.1

Next week, Apple will introduce iOS 4.1, with a number of bug fixes, followed later by iOS 4.2 for iPad. These operating system revisions include Games Center, a multiplayer-centric games hub designed to compete against Xbox, Nintendo, and Sony's current or upcoming mobile offerings.

iOS 4.1

Uploading Video

The iOS 4.1 update will enable users to upload HD video to YouTube and MobileMe from their iPhone 4.

Uploading Video

TV Show Rentals

The iOS update will also allow for 99-cent TV show rentals.

TV Show Rentals

Accessing Ping

Users will be able to access iTunes Ping through their Apple mobile device, allowing them to receive updates on their friends' terrible music tastes virtually anywhere.

Accessing Ping

iPad Wireless Printing

Apple's iOS 4.2 update for iPad will allow wireless printing, a feature the device lacked.

iPad Wireless Printing

iPad Multitasking

The iOS 4.2 update will also bring the same multitasking currently available on the iPhone.

iPad Multitasking

App Folders

The same app folders currently available on the iPhone will be available on the iPad, with the release of iOS 4.2.

App Folders

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