Help, Guides, and News on making the Switch To Apple Macintosh Computers
All Things Digital has reported that Apple will be conducting a media event on Wednesday, September 9th in San Francisco. The venue is most likely the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts a setting where Apple has previously announced iPod and iTunes updates.
Here's a nice deal from Amazon, get a $25 Amazon.com gift card when you purchase any second generation iPod touch. The deal ends tomorrow June 20, 2009 so you'll have to act fast.
Apple has announced the 2009 Back-To-School promotion. Qualified students, faculty, and staff can get a free iPod when they purchase a new MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, or Mac Pro. A total savings of $719 can be achieved by combining a qualifying Mac, iPod, printer, and software.
As I was shopping at Costco yesterday, I walked by the iPod display and noticed that they had an 'Instant Rebate' on three iPod models, the 32GB iPod touch, the 16GB touch, and iPod Classic. Buyers can save up to $15 off the already discounted Costco price thereby providing total savings up to $25 below Apple's suggested retail prices.
Apple today released the 3rd generation iPod shuffle in what Apple calls "the world's smallest music player". The new models are approximately half of the size of the previous model with new 'VoiceOver' and Playlist features. The new iPod shuffle is smaller than a AA battery, holds up to 1,000 songs and now features controls conveniently integrated into the included earphone cord.
Kindle is Amazon's Wireless Reading Device that works in conjunction with the Kindle Store to provide more than 240,000 books, top newspapers, magazines, and blogs. The new 'Kindle for iPhone application' from Amazon allows iPhone and iPod touch owners the ability to read Kindle books using a simple, easy-to-use interface.
As expected, Apple today updated the Terms and Conditions of the 2008 Back-To-School promotion following the release of new iPods. The maximum rebate amount declines by $90 to $209.
At Apple's 'Let's Rock' media event today, a revamped iPod lineup was unveiled by Apple CEO Steve Jobs. A new version of the popular iTunes software (iTunes 8) was also unveiled.
If you haven't heard by now, Apple will be holding their "Let's Rock" media event today which kicks off at 10 a.m. Pacific (1 p.m. Eastern). For the past several years, Apple has held media events in early September to unveil new iPods and iTunes versions to prepare customers for the end-of-year shopping season. This year, we also expect significant price cuts across the iPod lineup.
Time is running out folks, Apple's Back to School offer will end on September 15th! So here's the deal. You're a college student, teacher, or staff member so Apple wants to offer you an amazing deal on a new Mac and iPod.
If you're a student thinking about buying a Mac and want a free iPod (nano or touch) via Apple's 2008 Back To School Promotion you may want to make your purchase by September 15. If you've been paying attention to recent buzz you may have heard about potential iPod updates in the near future, perhaps as early as September 9, 2008. According to the 2008 promotion Terms and Conditions, only existing iPod nano and iPod touch models are eligible for the rebate, any new iPod models released prior to September 15 won't be eligible.
Apple has released and update that upgrades iTunes to version 6.0.5. Apple states the following:
"...allows you to sync your Nike + iPod workout data to nikeplus.com, where you can easily track your progress, set training goals, challenge others, and much more. Visit the Nike Sport Music area on the iTunes Music Store to download workout mixes, Athlete Inspiration playlists, Nike podcasts, and more.
News is just hitting the wires that Apple and Softbank will work together (or are currently working together) to develop an iPod based cell phone.
My view is that a single device that can work as both a cell phone and an iPod will drive iPod adoption because people will prefer to carry around a single device. Greater iPod adoption will drive more sales at the iTunes Music Store and it should add more momentum to the "Halo Effect". All in all, increased Mac adoption should result.
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Some of the 16 series include: "24," "Prison Break", "The Shield", "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia", "Stacked", "Black White", "30 Days", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Firefly", "Lost in Space", "Pinks", "Unique Whips", and "First Hand."
Apple Computer responsed to the effort by French lawmakers aimed at forcing the company to open iPods and Tunes to work with competing digital media products. Did Apple's statement hint at a Movie download service?