Apple.com has published an end-of-Macworld wrap up page with Apple press releases, photos galleries, product announcements and reactions from several media outlets. Note: there is also an official MUSICMATCH press release about Jukebox.
First Take: New iPod
MacNN has a first take reaction to the new iPod, accessories and features.
“The new, solid-state wheel mechanism feels smooth and glossy. Presumably because the iPod’s control is now immobile, the center button’s click is more refined and overall construction quality is improved.”
Hardware: iTrip FM Transmitter for iPod
MacMinute has a report from the Expo on Griffin Technology’s iTrip. It’s an FM transmitter that attaches directly to the iPod via the FireWire port. Unlike other FM transmitters the iTrip provides over 100 frequencies available from within the U.S. and over 250 frequencies internationally. The frequencies can be chosen from a list on the iPod’s LCD display. This is the first software developed from a third party vendor that installs onto the iPod. The iTrip uses the iPod for power and Griffin Technology insures us that the power drain is minimal. Griffin is stll working on the final version and expects to ship in September for $29.99.
How does the iPods new scroll wheel work?
MacMinute reports on the new scroll wheel and how it works.
“Apple’s new 10GB and 20GB iPod models features a touch-sensitive scroll wheel that’s “simply cool… and it works,‘commented Robin Stephens of Boston, Massachusetts—an attendee at Macworld Expo in New York this week. “But how does it work?’”
Macworld NY Photo RoundUp
- Steve Job’s Keynote at MacCentral.com
- Keynote Gallery Two at MacObserver.com
- Keynote Gallery One at MacObserver.com
- MWNY02-Wednesday: Photo Gallery at PowerPage.org
- Apple Booth Galleries: MacNN.com
It’s an iPod World at Macworld
Read our report on all things new for iPod fans …new iPods, iTunes 3 and iCal. MacWorld NY is proving to be the MacWorld that made the iPod more popular than ever before. With the introduction of the new iPod for Windows, we’re set to welcome a whole new group of iPodloungers to iPodlounge.com.
iPod for Windows
Apple has announced the rumored iPod for Windows. The new model will use MusicMatch’s Jukebox application for syncing the iPod to your PC. It will be available in late August.
System rewuirements: PC with built-in FireWire or a Windows-certified FireWire card and Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows XP Home or Professional.
Other Notable Apple Announcements
- iMac G4 with new larger 17” LCD panel display. Available early August.
- Mac OS X “Jaguar” to be released on August 24th for $129.
- New .Mac service replaces iTools with enhanced features and is now subscription based at $99/year.
- iSync, application allowing you to sync your Mac, iPod, Palm and Cellular phone with your contact and calendar information. Available free for download in September.
- Rendevous home networking technology allowing any device to be recognized and configured automatically by your Mac. Availability is expected anywhere from 6-9 months.
- Apple opens its first and largest Apple Retail store in New York City in Manhattan’s SoHo district.