“Apple, these days, is an innovation factory. The company releases so many products, so often, you get the idea that everyone there just runs around yelling ideas,” David Pogue writes for The New York Times.
Pogue covers Apple’s announcements:
• New iPod, iPod nano, iPod shuffle
• iTunes 7
• Movie Store
“Apple’s fourth announcement this week addresses that last problem. It’s a $300 box, called the iTV for now and scheduled for release early next year. It’s designed to connect to your TV (with HDMI or component jacks) and play — without wires — all of the movies, videos, photos and music that sit on your Mac or PC elsewhere in the house,” Pogue writes.
Pogue writes, “There are advantages to downloading your movies, like immediacy and convenience. It’s nice, too, that your movies play in several places at once (on up to five computers and unlimited iPods), which isn’t possible with a DVD. Over all, though, it may take quite awhile for movie downloads — even Apple’s — to go mainstream.”
“Apple’s digital music system is another story. You can resent Apple all you want, you can call its admirers fanboys, and you can gripe that songs from iTunes don’t work on any pocket player except the iPod,” Pogue writes. “What you can’t do, however, is find a better online music store, or a free jukebox program as powerful and clean as iTunes. And you certainly won’t find a music player that beats the new iPods in polish, capacity or even price. They come dazzlingly close to perfection.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “inept 123” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Note: Songs from iTunes can be burned to CDs and imported into any “pocket player.” They also play on Motorola iTunes-enabled pocket-sized mobile phones.
[UPDATE: 4:29pm EDT: Added MDN note above. Thanks, Brainy.]
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