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Sep 2, 2010

Everything you need to know about Apple's new products and services

New iPod Touch models, iOS 4.2 for iPad, iTunes 10, Ping music services, and much more! Everything you need to know about Apple's iOS related activities – a summary of today's big event!
Apple-NEws

120 million iOS devices! 250,000 apps in the AppStore, 6.5 billion apps downloads – Amazing numbers!

Everything you need to know about Apple's new products and services:

General:
  • Apple has shipped 120 million iOS devices thus far.
  • 230,000 new iOS devices are activated daily.
  • Over 6.5 billion apps were downloaded from the AppStore
  • Yes, that's 200 apps per second.
  • There are over 250,000 apps in the App store
  • There are 25,000 iPad apps (I knew there are very few!)
iOS 4.1
  • iOS 4.1 is coming out next week for iPhone and iPod Touch
  • Bugs fixes: Proximity sensor, Bluetooth, and iPhone 3G performance issues.
  • New feature: High Dynamic Range photos: a system that takes three quick photos, with different exposures, and combines the three to make the best photo possible.
iOS 4.2 is coming, iPad in the center:
  • Everything that was in 4.1 for iPhone will be coming to iPad in 4.2 – the point of the release is to catch the iPad up with iPhone.
  • Wireless printing is planned to be part of the new release.
  • Multitasking is working perfectly on the iPad.
  • 10 reasons why every geek must get an iPad
  • 4.2 will drop in November as a free update for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

iPod is still rocking…
  • Apple has sold 275 million iPods
  • Apple is releasing a new iPod Shuffle ($49) that has buttons and playlists, and will feature 15 hours of music.
  • Apple will release a new iPod Nano, which is a tiny little iPad… with 4 buttons room on the touchscreen…
  • iPod Nano will have a touchscreen with multi-touch.
  • The Nano will come in 6 colors, including one for the Red project. It will cost $149 for 8 gigs, and $179 for the 16 gigabyte version.
  • The iPod touch is the most popular iPod.
  • the iPod has become the #1 portable game player in the world(!) outselling Nintendo and Sony portable game players twice over.
  • It controls more than 50% of the mobile gaming market.
  • The iPod Touch has racked up 1.5 billion entertainment title and game downloads.
  • The new iPod Touch can play 40 hours of music on a charge. FaceTime will work between iPod Touches and iPhones.
  • All new iPods are available next week.

Apple-Ping

iTunes 10 and Ping, a new service by Apple:
  • 11.7 billion song downloads were made from iTunes
  • 450 million TV episodes downloads
  • Over 100 million movies downloads
  • 35 million books sold.
  • iTunes has 160 million user accounts with credit cards in 23 countries.
  • Apple wants it to be simpler to discover more about music, and to find and share new music. To fix this, in iTunes 10 Apple is introducing Ping, a social network for music. It is like “Facebook and Twitter meet iTunes.” You can follow artists and friends to discover what they are talking about, listening to, and sharing. Ping is integrated right into iTunes. Following is the method to this madness, just like on Twitter.
  • Ping will feature a customized top ten chart that tracks what the people you follow are downloading, a personal Billboard 10.
  • Artists in Ping have their own profile pages that feature large “follow” buttons and will carry their concert dates and other pertinent information. Does this sound familiar? Prediction: not everyone is going to use this.
  • “Ping is social music discovery,” said Steve. Ping features circles of friends that will allow for you to create rings of associates to share with. Ping has 17,000 concert listings in its database. Ping is open now to everyone with an iTunes account (that 160 million number).
  • Ping will also be baked into your iPhone and iPod Touch. It will show up directly into the iTunes Store.
  • Ping is going to put the final nail in the MySpace coffin.
  • iTunes 10 is available today

There was much more, but I'm running out of ink…

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