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

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

by Nicholas Kolakowski

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Apple TV

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Uploading Video

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

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TV Show Rentals

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

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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.

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iPad Wireless Printing

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

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iPad Multitasking

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

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App Folders

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

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