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iTunes content updates tomorrow

Apple's iTunes Music Store did not roll-over today as it has historically done on Tuesdays, hinting that content announcements may be part of Wednesday's special media event. The store also failed to offer visitors an "iTunes New Music Tuesday" track and podcast.

As part of its content offerings on Wednesday, Apple is expected to announced that the iTunes Music Store will feature Madonna's new single "Hung Up" a full week before it's available in stores. The iTunes Music Store will also begin selling the pop singer's new album one day in advance of retail stores, complete with a special bonus track not shipping on retail CDs.

iTunes NYC after-party

Analysts and members of the media attending Motorola's iTunes phone launch after-party at Manhattan's Webster Hall will be treated to live performances from Common, The Juan Maclean and Stretch Armstrong, AppleInsider has been told.

The event will also feature an open bar and complimentary eats.

Jobs in Saratoga for horse races

Shortly after canceling plans to present the keynote address at this month's Apple Expo in Paris, sources say Steve Jobs on Saturday boarded his private Gulfstream V jet and flew to Saratoga, NY.

From there he was escorted via a Cadillac Escalade to the VIP seating area of the Saratoga race track for an afternoon of horse racing. Rumor has it that Jobs may have attended the races to watch his own horse compete, though there is no public record of him ever purchasing or owning a race horse.

Neither Apple nor representatives for Apple Expo have offered an explanation as to why Jobs suddenly backed out of hosting the opening keynote address at this year's show. However, it's believed that Apple may have been forced to push back several of its fall product introductions to a later date and venue.

iPod mini, high-end PowerMacs fading

Outside of Apple's direct distribution channels, stock of all iPod mini models has become increasingly constrained, sources are reporting. Apple is widely expected to refresh the smaller candy-colored players with flash memory-based storage and color screens. Current iPod minis contain monochrome displays and hard-disk-drive storage.

Meanwhile, the company's dual 2.7GHz PowerMac G5 appears to be fading fast. In the US, Apple lists the desktops for availability in 7 to 10 business days. However, some European Apple resellers have been told not to expect any further shipments of the high-end model. Instead, Apple has told these resellers that their best bet would be to settle for dual 2.3GHz models.
post #2 of 76
"iPod mini, high-end PowerMacs fading"

Interesting choice of words.

The iPod Mini should be repaced it seems. But what about the Powermac 2.7? Are the sales fading/ Is Apple going to replace it without replacing the ones below it?

Usually the term is "supply constrained".
post #3 of 76
New iPod mini please.

Will be a nice 'Back to School' treat for myself.
post #4 of 76
they never update the itms after a monday holiday, its always wednesday due to holiday.


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iTunes content updates tomorrow

Apple's iTunes Music Store did not roll-over today as it has historically done on Tuesdays, hinting that content announcements may be part of Wednesday's special media event. The store also failed to offer visitors an "iTunes New Music Tuesday" track and podcast.

As part of its content offerings on Wednesday, Apple is expected to announced that the iTunes Music Store will feature Madonna's new single "Hung Up" a full week before it's available in stores. The iTunes Music Store will also begin selling the pop singers new album one day in advance of retail stores, complete with a special bonus track not shipping on retail CDs.

iTunes NYC after-party

Analysts and members of the media attending Motorola's iTunes phone launch after-party at Manhattan's Webster Hall will be treated to live performances from Common, The Juan Maclean and Stretch Armstrong, AppleInsider has been told.

The event will also feature an open bar and complimentary eats.

Jobs in Saratoga for horse races

Shortly after canceling plans to present the keynote address at this month's Apple Expo in Paris, sources say Steve Jobs on Saturday boarded his private Gulfstream V jet and flew to Saratoga, NY.

From there he was escorted via a Cadillac Escalade to the VIP seating area of the Saratoga race track for an afternoon of horse racing. Rumor has it that Jobs may have attended the races to watch his own horse compete, though there is no public record of him ever purchasing or owning a race horse.

Neither Apple nor representatives for Apple Expo have offered an explanation as to why Jobs suddenly backed out of hosting the opening keynote address at this year's show. However, it's believed that Apple may have been forced to push back several of its fall product introductions to a later date and venue.

iPod mini, high-end PowerMacs fading

Outside of Apple's direct distribution channels, stock of all iPod mini models has become increasingly constrained, sources are reporting. Apple is widely expected to refresh the smaller candy-colored players with flash memory-based storage and color screens. Current iPod minis contain monochrome displays and hard-disk-drive storage.

Meanwhile, the company's dual 2.7GHz PowerMac G5 appears to be fading fast. In the US, Apple lists the desktops for availability in 7 to 10 business days. However, some European Apple resellers have been told not to expect any further shipments of the high-end model. Instead, Apple has told these resellers that their best bet would be to settle for dual 2.3GHz models.
post #5 of 76
I saw a mention on Macrumors (Page 2) about the new smaller iPod mini being called an iPod nano ... to that end I've done a quick mockup of what it might look like:

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post #6 of 76
If Apple released an 'iPod nano' wouldn't that just negate the whole concept behind the iPod mini? Why would they keep both the mini and the 'nano'? Makes more sense to just christen the 'nano' as the new mini and leave it at that.

But I still don't believe that 'iPod nano' story (my confidence in Kevin Rose aside, of course).
post #7 of 76
Shortly after canceling plans to present the keynote address at this month's Apple Expo in Paris, sources say Steve Jobs on Saturday boarded his private Gulfstream V jet and flew to Saratoga, NY.

From there he was escorted via a Cadillac Escalade to the VIP seating area of the Saratoga race track for an afternoon of horse racing. Rumor has it that Jobs may have attended the races to watch his own horse compete, though there is no public record of him ever purchasing or owning a race horse.

i love steve but reading this part, i couldn't help but think of these lyrics:

Well I hear you went up to Saratoga and your horse naturally won
Then you flew your Lear jet up to Nova Scotia to see the total eclipse of the sun
Well, you're where you should be all of the time
And when you're not you're with
Some underworld spy or the wife of a close friend
Wife of a close friend, and....

You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you.....
post #8 of 76
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Originally posted by ironknee
Shortly after canceling plans to present the keynote address at this month's Apple Expo in Paris, sources say Steve Jobs on Saturday boarded his private Gulfstream V jet and flew to Saratoga, NY.

From there he was escorted via a Cadillac Escalade to the VIP seating area of the Saratoga race track for an afternoon of horse racing. Rumor has it that Jobs may have attended the races to watch his own horse compete, though there is no public record of him ever purchasing or owning a race horse.

i love steve but reading this part, i couldn't help but think of these lyrics:

Well I hear you went up to Saratoga and your horse naturally won
Then you flew your Lear jet up to Nova Scotia to see the total eclipse of the sun
Well, you're where you should be all of the time
And when you're not you're with
Some underworld spy or the wife of a close friend
Wife of a close friend, and....

You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you.....

MY GOD!!!

Thats it! People have wondered for years who that song is about- Mick Jagger Warren Beatty.... Its Steve!!!! He dates Joan Baez or ehl some famous female singer.

Course I think he was still in college when that song came out. But I agree it works.


Now a question for all.


How about Apple move the mini to some flash based thinner thing and move the white iPod to th emini form factor. It could be a bit larger to accomodate the thicker hard drive. But people love the aluminum cylinder. No finger prints. I think it would be great. They could keep it white.
post #9 of 76
Utter nonsense. From what I understand, Apple is upgrading the existing line, to include color screen, smaller form factor, and longer battery life. There will be no overlap in products. It's just a refresh.

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post #10 of 76
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Originally posted by AppleInsider
Meanwhile, the company's dual 2.7GHz PowerMac G5 appears to be fading fast. In the US, Apple lists the desktops for availability in 7 to 10 business days. However, some European Apple resellers have been told not to expect any further shipments of the high-end model. Instead, Apple has told these resellers that their best bet would be to settle for dual 2.3GHz models.

That's funny, we are a dealer and had several 2.7 machines ship to us this weekend.
post #11 of 76
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Originally posted by luro
That's funny, we are a dealer and had several 2.7 machines ship to us this weekend.

So where did they put the other .3 machine?

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post #12 of 76
"....settle for 2.3ghz...." as much as i respect the g5 processor, settle is an apt word to use.... people have been 'settling' for the powermacs for a long time now
post #13 of 76
Maybe he has a hot piece of rear end he just can do without?

Who gives a crap?

The fact people are monitoring his travel plans should tell you that stalking is just around the corner.

Enjoy the software and tools. Leave the man's private life to himself.
post #14 of 76
you would not believe the number of apple fans that would pay $5/month each just for a chip to be implanted in steve jobs so we would know exactly where he is every second of every hour of every day ~ as a fully-fledged google-earth style iApp and of course a dashboard widget

there would also be a carmen-sandiego-online-game "where in the world is steve jobs" for those who elect for the $1/month subscription version...
post #15 of 76
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Originally posted by mdriftmeyer
The fact people are monitoring his travel plans should tell you that stalking is just around the corner.


I was visiting the Apple Cupertino campus and saw Steve's car. His car has no license plate as to prevent people knowing who he is while driving on the freeway.

BTW CosmoNut: haha, very witty
post #16 of 76
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Originally posted by one3
I saw a mention on Macrumors (Page 2) about the new smaller iPod mini being called an iPod nano ... to that end I've done a quick mockup of what it might look like:


Revise your drawing. The new Mini is supposed to have a slightly smaller wheel and a slightly smaller (though with higher resolution) screen.
post #17 of 76
Quote:
"Shortly after canceling plans to present the keynote address at this month's Apple Expo in Paris, sources say Steve Jobs on Saturday boarded his private Gulfstream V jet and flew to Saratoga, NY.

From there he was escorted via a Cadillac Escalade to the VIP seating area of the Saratoga race track for an afternoon of horse racing. Rumor has it that Jobs may have attended the races to watch his own horse compete, though there is no public record of him ever purchasing or owning a race horse.

There was a story on TV this evening about the CEO of some oil company that used his jet to bring food and supplies to the hurricane victims and to help them evacuate. He challenged other CEOs to do the same. Just puts things into perspective. It seems that Steve Jobs has made a lot of uncharacteristic decisions lately. He doesn't seem like his old self not that I know him personally or anything.

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post #18 of 76
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Originally posted by melgross
Revise your drawing. The new Mini is supposed to have a slightly smaller wheel and a slightly smaller (though with higher resolution) screen.

It looks like the wheel is smaller or maybe my eyes are just playing tricks on me. Make it a little narrower and I'll buy it. I do wonder why they would need to use a smaller screen though. It looks like they could keep the iPod mini screen size as is and still make the rest a lot smaller. I hope they announce it tomorrow. If this event is just about that Motorola phone I'm going to puke.

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post #19 of 76
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Originally posted by 1984
It looks like the wheel is smaller or maybe my eyes are just playing tricks on me. Make it a little narrower and I'll buy it. I do wonder why they would need to use a smaller screen though. It looks like they could keep the iPod mini screen size as is and still make the rest a lot smaller. I hope they announce it tomorrow. If this event is just about that Motorola phone I'm going to puke.

He drew the wheel a hair smaller but it's still too big. He drew the screen rather larger than the original instead of smaller. That makes the wheel look smaller than it is.
post #20 of 76
one more quick mockup ... a little different.

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post #21 of 76
YES YES YES one3.... that's excellent mockupness...
don't forget super scratch resistant too. i swear my iPod Mini revA is the first digital device i've ever owned that has sustained as much scratching and punishment, even the screen comes off hardly cosmetically affected.............

extra credit for the lanyard hole. stylin. and similar to the shuffle with hanging it round your neck, except it's more 'blinged out' with the iPod mini metallic finishes.

edit: scratch test benchmark: put your [device] in the same pocket as your keys. after a week, evaluate results.
edit2: as melgross pointed out, the screen might end up being smaller though, even if it is higher res and color, at the moment this is according to thinksecret IIRC
post #22 of 76
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Originally posted by one3
one more quick mockup ... a little different.

Problem:
with this new rendition the bottom of the device has no way of docking. Yeah, there could be a USB connector on top, but that would mean the screen would be upside down when docked.
post #23 of 76
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Originally posted by 1984
There was a story on TV this evening about the CEO of some oil company that used his jet to bring food and supplies to the hurricane victims and to help them evacuate. He challenged other CEOs to do the same. Just puts things into perspective. It seems that Steve Jobs has made a lot of uncharacteristic decisions lately. He doesn't seem like his old self not that I know him personally or anything.


That's because those people who did not evacuate New Orleans before the hurricane are too poor to buy his product. As Steve himself would say with his famous words "F***-em"
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Originally posted by luro
Problem:
with this new rendition the bottom of the device has no way of docking. Yeah, there could be a USB connector on top, but that would mean the screen would be upside down when docked.

WiFi??
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post #26 of 76
we placed a large order for various equipment through the Apple Store and the rep told us the dual 2.7 we ordered was gonna take 2 weeks more (albeit, it was a customized model). The guy actually SUGGESTED to me to have it delivered within 10 days of the 20th (when there was supposed to be the Keynote in Paris) so that if there was a PowerMac update by the 20th, I would be eligible for a free upgrade. They would send a new PowerMac and they would take back the other.

Either the guy was a rumor junkie like the rest of us, or he knew something.

Anyway, I asked for the delivery of the PowerMac for the 15th just in case. Week more, week less, I'd rather be on the safe side
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post #27 of 76
heh... and what would you do if you got a dual 3ghz dualcoreG5 ???
all that sheer power.... makes me think what the hell one would do with it....
post #28 of 76
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heh... and what would you do if you got a dual 3ghz dualcoreG5 ???
all that sheer power.... makes me think what the hell one would do with it....

Get some ridiculously high benchmarks, that's what (says he from his PIII 800mhz)

EDIT: Figured I should say something about the topic.

GUYS - stop stalking the dude, who cares if he went to the races to *maybe* bet on his own horse which he *probably* has never owned.

I'm hoping we get the Motorolo/itunes phone. Am looking for a phone soon, and if it can replace my PDA as Mp3 playing device, so much the better. Just need some more pockets, that's all, I dont think cargo pants are int he school dress code. If only Apple would bring out a Motorolo/itunes/PDA phone, that would be uber cool. For me, the geek at least, i dont know how it would sit with the traditional ipoders.

But the PDA is never going to happen, so i'll settle for the phone.

I'm hoping (dismal at best) that we get some computer updates. The lacking of 2.7ghz powermacs seems to indicate this, but its been indicated wrongly before. I dont think we will see any x86 based machines at this is a conference for Apples big market - it's mp3 players.

IF the mini goes flash - will apple keep the shuffle? Wouldn't it be simpler to simply give a low and high capacity version of the mini? I know the screen would would swallow up cash, but Apple can already command a price premium, take advantage of us so they can keep wasting money on the computer market.

<educated guess><sidenote> WHen they update the mac mini to x86, it is probably going to be a celeron M, and the older centrino kind. It will probably be intel intergrated graphics </sidenote></educated guess>
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post #29 of 76
thou speakest blasphemy, heathen! celeron M with intel integrated graphics is the ultimate tool of the devil

heh. nah, they'll keep the iPod chewing gum (Shuffle) because kids and teens are raving about it, dragging their parents into any and every Apple store.

then the parents are like, wait a minute, they also have these Mac things some people are nuts about.... let me just jiggle this... whoa, mighty mouse? around.... hmm.. *click* click

bah, probably wont solve my virus problems stupid windows piece of crap infection i have at home.... *click* click...

sales guy walks up... "sir/madam, do you know that mac os 10.4 tiger is super stable and secure"

yeah right... c'mon kids, get your iPod Shuffles and let's go...


next day, hey, hmm, the wife/ husband/ boyfriend/ girlfriend is off looking at shoes/ shirts/ plasma tvs... i'll just wander over to... *click* click... *click *click...

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post #30 of 76
Just a few more hours...

Please let it be more than just the stupid phone.

Please let it be more than just the stupid phone.

Please let it be more than just the stupid phone.

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post #31 of 76
Quote:
Originally posted by 1984
Just a few more hours...

Please let it be more than just the stupid phone.
Please let it be more than just the stupid phone.
Please let it be more than just the stupid phone.

Of course not! It will also be all the ACCESSORIES for the stupid phone,
post #32 of 76
Quote:
Originally posted by 1984
Just a few more hours...

What time is this supposed to kick-off anyway?
post #33 of 76
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Originally posted by sunilraman
thou speakest blasphemy, heathen! celeron M with intel integrated graphics is the ultimate tool of the devil

heh. nah, they'll keep the iPod chewing gum (Shuffle) because kids and teens are raving about it, dragging their parents into any and every Apple store.

then the parents are like, wait a minute, they also have these Mac things some people are nuts about.... let me just jiggle this... whoa, mighty mouse? around.... hmm.. *click* click

bah, probably wont solve my virus problems stupid windows piece of crap infection i have at home.... *click* click...

sales guy walks up... "sir/madam, do you know that mac os 10.4 tiger is super stable and secure"

yeah right... c'mon kids, get your iPod Shuffles and let's go...


next day, hey, hmm, the wife/ husband/ boyfriend/ girlfriend is off looking at shoes/ shirts/ plasma tvs... i'll just wander over to... *click* click... *click *click...

the revolution will not be televised
will not be televised
will not be televised
.... it will be PodCast.

I'm worried about you. Get out in the sun.
post #34 of 76
Quote:
Originally posted by luro
Of course not! It will also be all the ACCESSORIES for the stupid phone,

iPod socks v2!!!!! You heard it here first!!!11!!11one!one!eleventyone
post #35 of 76
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Originally posted by Guartho
What time is this supposed to kick-off anyway?

10 am Pacific, 1 pm Eastern. I guess you're somewhere in the middle.

It should have started by now.

Cross out the last line.
post #36 of 76
Rumor has it that we will see the iTunes enabled mobile phone from Motorola. One question, could today be the day that we see the Video iPod?

A couple of sites are already making references to the Video iPod:

http://www.cinematology.com/ states "Feed your video iPod"

http://www.consumers4choice.org/site/PageServer states "Find out if you won an Apple Video iPod November 9th"

If we do see the Video iPod today or at some point in the near future, it will be a great move by Apple to have it out ahead of the 2005 holiday shopping season. I welcome any product that could provide Apple an avenue to sell products to a larger customer base as it should further fuel the "iPod Halo Effect", a term used to describe how iPods have led to sales of Macs.
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Originally posted by melgross
10 am Pacific, 1 pm Eastern. Iguess you're somewhere in the middle.

It should have started by now.

Um, its only 11am eastern. Why should it have started by now?
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10 am Pacific, 1 pm Eastern. Iguess you're somewhere in the middle.

It should have started by now.


huh? it's 8am PST now right?? 11am EST with AAPL at 48.93

i went for several laps in the pool on tuesday. i've got a cold now and i've got to lecture/ lead a practical tomorrow for 4 hours
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Originally posted by Louzer
Um, its only 11am eastern. Why should it have started by now?

Actually, you're right! I was typing this and happened to look up at the time on the screen while I typed 10 am. It was after 10 am.

I think I psyched myself out.
post #40 of 76
am I right if I say it is 1 hour and 15 minutes now?
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