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Apple TV 2.0, iPod touch, iPhone 1.1.3 videos posted, details

We’ve just posted videos of the Apple TV 2.0 software, iPod touch, and iPhone 1.1.3 software to our YouTube account. They’re now available for viewing. Enjoy!

Apple TV: The biggest changes of the day were reserved for the Apple TV, which saw a comprehensive interface overhaul with movie rentals, movie and music purchasing, Flickr photo browsing, and new iTunes Store search features for all forms of media, including podcasting. The software is officially labelled version 2.0, and will be available in two weeks. In our quick tests on the show floor, everything worked as expected, though the new dual-pane menu interface requires a bit more thought to navigate than the prior Apple TV 1.0 menu system. Apple has also streamlined the device’s settings into multiple contextual menus, and added a few little settings that can be seen in our video, such as new photo transitions, expanded parental controls, and new HDMI output modes.

iPhone: All of the new iPhone 1.1.3 features described in our news story, and previously leaked, work as expected. Location finder on Google Maps pinpoints your current location within a roughly one block or so radius—at least in our quick show floor test—and hybrid view overlaps satellite and drawn road maps on top of each other. Webclip enables extremely easy web page bookmark addition to the iPhone’s main page, and the icon rearrangement feature works exactly as expected—hitting the Home button stops the icons from wiggling and being dragged.

iPod touch: Apple representatives on the show floor have confirmed that pre-MWSF08 iPod touch owners who are looking to add the iPhone applications Mail, Stocks, Weather, Notes, and Maps will be paying the $20 fee regardless of whether they recently purchased the touch, or bought it on day one. Those who have purchased in the past 14 days have the option to return and repurchase the touch from a retail Apple Store, however, the 10% restocking fee will apply, costing a minimum of $29.90 for the touch. Our attempt at testing the location finder feature of Maps did not work on the iPod touch, though it worked properly on the iPhone. Otherwise, the new features worked the same on the iPhone as they did on the touch. These applications are not part of the iPod touch 1.1.3 update currently available through iTunes.

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21

Definite rip off for early adopter.
Apple is behaving like the other one!!!
I dont’t have an itune account and do not want an itune account.

Posted by David nip on January 15, 2008 at 9:31 PM (CST)

22

My $279 160GB refurbished Apple TV has already shipped.  In two weeks I will be able to update to that amazing new software.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on January 15, 2008 at 9:38 PM (CST)

23

Did the 113 and loving it!  Not a single issue.


ALR

Posted by Angel on January 15, 2008 at 10:13 PM (CST)

24

It’s $20 you big whiners.

If you don’t want to spend it, then don’t.

I happen to love the upgrades and think they are worth $20.

You guys act like they are charging $200.

Posted by matt on January 15, 2008 at 10:21 PM (CST)

25

How come iphone users got the itunes music store 4 free then???

Posted by Nick on January 16, 2008 at 12:18 AM (CST)

26

Seriously folks, Apple isn’t a public service organization, they’re in business to make a profit. Don’t want to pay? Don’t buy it. It’s really just that simple…

Posted by RNB on January 16, 2008 at 2:14 AM (CST)

27

Its crazy that iPod touch users have to pay $20 but if you look at the big picture, the new software doesn’t belong on the iPod. I got a iPhone and resently update it and I think that’s the way it suppose to be. But its still missing flash player and we still can’t save pictures and web contents to the iPhone. Hopefully apple would release these update later this year.

Posted by double on January 16, 2008 at 5:03 AM (CST)

28

It kinda makes sense that the locationfinder option doesn’t work on the iPod Touch. Since it uses cell-tower id’s to roughly estimate its location.

Posted by whacko on January 16, 2008 at 7:00 AM (CST)

29

@Nick: The reason iPhone got the iTunes music store app for free is the same reason why Apple TV will get the software update for free: both updates allow you to spend money at the iTunes store.  This is not the case with the Touch apps.

Posted by dodo on January 16, 2008 at 7:16 AM (CST)

30

lawrence,
i didn’t knew the beofre and after one week difference of the IPod Touch application part.

I agree that there is something wrong. I meant that just $20 bucks are ok but i didn’t knew that the new ordered IPod Touch actl. come with these applications.

Yeah, i see where u guys coming from now and u right that apple should have made these applications available for PodTouch users for free since they on the new ordered Pod Touch’s there.

by the way i tried the location function and it works fine for me but here at the military base it can’t find my location and i do have coverage. I don’t think we have a cellphone blocker but we do have wireless network blocker, u think it has something to do with it?

i’ll try it again when i leave the bldgd.

Posted by dennis on January 16, 2008 at 7:17 AM (CST)

31

New software in old packaging. Be realistic. The Time Capsule is nothing more than an Airport that allows wireless backups. Go search Macupdate or Versiontracker and you can get the same thing for free.

Posted by Don Trammell on January 16, 2008 at 7:41 AM (CST)

32

Apple just repackaged the Airport Extreme and gave it the ability to backup data wirelessly. Hmmmm… Me thinks they could have done this in the first place. Some people will fall for anything. Apple is just repackaging and rebranding, throwing it at the wall and seeing what sticks. All the “wonderful” upgrades for the iPod Touch have been running on my iPod for about 2 months. No thanks to Apple.

Posted by Don Trammell on January 16, 2008 at 11:53 AM (CST)

33

@ #25 - Nick wrote:

“How come iphone users got the itunes music store 4 free then???”

Are you really that dense? Did it not occur to you that the Music Store was “free” because the entire *purpose* of the music store is for users to make *purchases*?

Furthermore, Apple has already said—publicly—that the iPhone will receive regular updates and new features for 2 years.

Posted by soundsgoodtome on January 16, 2008 at 12:14 PM (CST)

34

If you bought an iPod touch through Apple as far back as December 27th, 2007, they’ll refund you $20 towards the update.  You just have to call in with your touch and get the ball rolling.  I did that today with my iPod touch which I got a day before Macworld (I know buying an Apple product before Macworld is generally stupid, but I had heard no iPod touch related rumors; thankfully it won’t have costed me $20).

Posted by Yebubbleman on January 17, 2008 at 4:43 AM (CST)

35

the new software for the ipod touch does not work for ipods that have been jailbroken. my ipod was jailbroken for about 2 months until i heard about this new software. when i heard about the update i unjailbroke it and bought the new software. when it was done putting it on my ipod, no apps. just a new dock which is a load of crap. so i tried it again and itunes charged me another $20 which i didnt know of at the time.  when that didnt work i did it again, and yes, itunes charged me anothe 20. $60 on software that doesnt work. i complained to apple and they said they couldnt do anything. thanks alot apple

Posted by Erik Bjornsen on January 17, 2008 at 2:40 PM (CST)

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