Now that the dust has settled on yesterday’s announcements – has anyone clicked the BUY button on the Apple Store?
Let’s take the new releases one at a time:
Apple TV – it’s smaller, cheaper, and in black?
Now at only £99 it’s a real bargain for anyone looking for a way of streaming content to your HDTV. Consumers in the UK are at a disadvantage though because one of the biggest selling points in the States is the fact you can view Netflix movies and TV. Unless love film or blockbuster do the same here, we are going to miss out.
Did I order one? NO – my Mac mini does the job extremely well, especially now that I am using PLEX as a media interface.
The return of buttons and new colours. I have no need for this product, so no order placed!
Now with a square colour screen and multitouch – it loses video. No compelling need for this product, so NO order placed.
iPod touch 4g
Introduction of two cameras, high res screen, better speaker, and a mic. Also now using the faster iPhone 4 CPU. The camera unfortunately is of a very poor quality, and only good for casual snaps. As we already have an iPod touch (for my 6 year old), it looks like a great upgrade. So I reckon on a £70 upgrade price after selling on eBay. ORDER PLACED!
In addition to the hardware announcements we had the launch of iTunes 10, PING a social network tool, and upgrades to IOS which brings us printing to the iPad, and a fix for minor bugs, including that darn proximity sensor fail. (4 out of every 10 calls are cut off by inadvertent pressing of mute or another key on the soft keypad)
Comments welcome from anyone else. Did anyone else buy anything?