The story so far, from the Apple Music event:
At some point, a video stream of the announcement will be available here.
_60% brighter with brighness control,
_improved battery performance video playback
_cheaper pricing, increased capacity:
_new games-Apple partnering with EA, selling games in the iTMS for $4.99
New Nanos, in colors, aluminum added
_2, 4, 8 GB capacities
New iPod shuffles
_Metal, 1GB $79
Also updated, iTunes app/store, with several interface improvements.
_TV shows are now encoded at 640×480 (h264), up from 320×240
_sync between multiple computers using an iPod, as long as both are authorized on the same account
_iPod sync/updating improved
“The iTunes Store”:
_content from Disney, Miramax, Pixar, Touchstone
_75 releases today
_$12.99 preorder/first week, 14.99 after
_progressive download (i.e. watch as it downloads)
_640x480 resolution, with Dolby Surround
_movies have same DRM/terms as TV shows-no rentals- supposedly the sticking point with the major Studios.
Announced for 1st. Quarter 2007: iTV
_Wireless, set-top box.
_optical audio and HDMI
_half the size of the Mac Mini
_works with Apple Remote
_next-gen FrontRow Interface
_access trailers and content from the iTunes Store
_cross-platform compatibility with iTunes