Monthly Archives: September 2009

iTunes 9 still not 64-bit, internally referred to as “iTunes X”

With the release of Snow Leopard only a short time ago, many of Apples internal applications, save for a few such as iTunes and Front Row, have been rewritten in Cocoa and built as 64-bit applications. The reasons for doing so range from reluctance to retrofit major new features or fix old bugs in an application due for a Cocoa overhaul, to the obvious advantages that come with 64-bit computing; access to larger amounts of memory should it ever become necessary, and new processor features only available in 64-bit mode.

While Apple is no doubt still working on porting their flagship application to 64-bit Cocoa, the release version of iTunes 9 available from the Apple Website is apparently still 32-bit only. Read more

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Apple cuts iPod prices in prelude to Event

The changes include the following:

8GB iPod Touch: $189 was $229 (reduced $40)
32GB Touch: $279 was $399 ($120)
16GB Nano $149 was $199 ($50)
120GB iPod Classic (HDD): $229 was $249 ($20)

Clearly, this means that the iPod Classic is not in fact “going away” just yet as some have speculated….but don’t be so quick to dismiss that rumor completely. Numerous signs still point to Apple pushing rotational hard disk drives out of the iPod lineup, and consolidating the entire iPod family onto “true” ARM processor based iPhone OS devices. All happening sooner rather than later.

What does this mean we can expect from this Event? Is this Apple simply lowering expectations, or pointing us in a different direction entirely? Read more

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2009 Music Event LIVE Coverage

This page will serve as our live coverage for Apples 2009 Music Event for September 9th. You don’t need to refresh this page to see updates, they will appear at the top of the list below automatically.

The event is due to start at 10AM pacific daylight time, but we will open the feed a little early.

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September 9th Apple Event preview

From extensive reports by reliable sources, we are very confident about the broad strokes of the following anticipated announcements at tomorrow’s Apple Event in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (just down the street from Moscone, home to Macworld and WWDC):

*iTunes 9.0 with social networking features, improved App Store and numerous other small enhancements — notably the “Cocktail” feature, which bundles in extra bonus content with full-album music purchases.
*Corresponding upgrades to App Store.ipa and iTunes.ipa on iDevices, separate from the iPhone OS 3.1 upgrade which looks like it will most likely wait until near the end of the month (circa the 25th, in parallel with AT&T’s MMS rollout)
*iPod Touch “GS” with GPS and Camera
*iPod Nano with enhanced screen, major on-board software upgrades, and built-in camera
*”Death” of the HDD-based iPod Classic, though this may not be explicitly announced at the Event itself but rather allowed to happen quietly
*New content-purchase options for iTunes and iDevice users, including video rentals for iDevices and streaming of certain types of content rather than users needing to download all content to their Mac or device in order to access it. Read more

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The September 9th Music event – Rumors and Expectations

September 9th, 2009

September 9th, 2009

The event will be hosted in the same location as last year, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and will begin at 10am pacific daylight time.

The company is widely expected to update its iPod line, including a new 3rd generation iPod Touch with an updated processor and more ram to match the recently unveiled iPhone 3G S. Updated models of the iPod Nano and iPod Classic are also likely. As the Shuffle was updated with a new design in March of this year, a new model is not expected, though an increase in storage capacity would be welcome.

iTunes will no doubt be receiving an update to support the new hardware, and Apple is expected to release a 64-bit version of the application for the Mac to complement the recently released Snow Leopard operating system. Read more

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