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am I right if I say it is 1 hour and 15 minutes now?

For anyone reading your post the exact minute you post it.
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post #42 of 76
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Originally posted by fieldor
am I right if I say it is 1 hour and 15 minutes now?

No.
post #43 of 76
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Originally posted by melgross
No.

smartass
post #44 of 76
So... how will we get word of whats going on? Was anyone in this community actually able to go? Any IRC channels to lurk in?
post #45 of 76
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Originally posted by sunilraman
smartass

Hey, it was a whole *minute*. What else could I say?
post #46 of 76
Good question. Is anyone doing live coverage of this?

EDIT: Engadget said they would have live coverage.

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post #47 of 76
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Originally posted by Matthew Yohe
So... how will we get word of whats going on? Was anyone in this community actually able to go? Any IRC channels to lurk in?

It's possible that MacWorld was invited. Possibly Maccentral will have a commentary. My Forbes account might send me emails about it. But the rules might not allow any of that. Also, they would probably need a WiFi connection there, and there might not be one. One can hope.
post #48 of 76
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Originally posted by melgross
Also, they would probably need a WiFi connection there,...

Not if they have a bluetooth cell phone and a little bit of time beforehand. It doesn't take oodles of bandwidth to post text to a site.
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post #49 of 76
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Not if they have a bluetooth cell phone and a little bit of time beforehand. It doesn't take oodles of bandwidth to post text to a site.

But what would the phone broadcast to? There are no Bluetooth networks around that I'm aware of. It would have to send to the laptop which then has to send to where?

If they report via phone, then they have to talk into it while the presentation is going on. That's unlikely though possible.
post #50 of 76
Macworld is having live updates.
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post #51 of 76
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Originally posted by kenaustus
Macworld is having live updates.

Ok, if true, that's what I said before. I didn't see them say so on their site. I'll look again.
post #52 of 76
Motorola and Apple today announced the availability of the world's first mobile phone with iTunes, enabling music lovers to transfer up to 100 of their favorite songs from the iTunes jukebox on their Mac or PC to their mobile phone*. The Motorola ROKR features easy-to-use menus, simple navigation and playback, and the ability to simply switch from listening to music to talking on the phone and back again with the push of a dedicated music key.

The new Motorola ROKR (pronounced "Rocker") is available in the following markets:

- U.S. - today, exclusively with Cingular

- U.K. - expected to be available first with Carphone Warehouse in mid-September and with O2, Orange, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile and other top retailers by late September

- France - expected to be available by late September through key retailers

- Italy - expected to be available by late September through key retailers

- Canada - expected to be available in mid- to late-September with Rogers Wireless

- Hong Kong - expected to be available by late September through multiple retail outlets and operator channels

- Australia, Singapore and the Philippines - expected to be available late September through early October through retail and operator channels

- Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and other markets throughout the world - expected to be available in the fourth quarter

"The Motorola ROKR represents the ultimate convergence of mobile communications and music," said Ed Zander, chairman and CEO of Motorola. "Fusing iTunes with your always-with-you mobile phone, we're revolutionizing the way the world experiences mobile self-expression and entertainment."

"We've worked closely with Motorola to deliver the world's best music experience on a mobile phone," said Eddy Cue, vice president of iTunes. "We're also thrilled to be working with some of the largest wireless carriers in the world to bring this pioneering phone to market."

The Motorola ROKR features a color display for viewing album art, dual built-in stereo speakers and stereo headphones that also serve as a mobile headset with microphone. Music fans can randomly autofill or manually fill the mobile phone with playlists of their favorite music, audiobooks and Podcasts from their iTunes library via a USB connection. The Motorola ROKR pauses music automatically when users take a call and offers the ability to listen to music while checking messages or snapping a photo.

Pricing and Availability

For more information on product availability and pricing in each market, please visit www.hellomoto.com . iTunes for Mac and Windows includes the iTunes Music Store and is available as a free download from www.apple.com/itunes . Purchase and download of songs from the iTunes Music Store for Mac or Windows requires a valid credit card with a billing address in the country of purchase.
post #53 of 76
There may be more - the Apple Store is down.
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post #54 of 76
PS.. apple store:
post #55 of 76
I find this story entirely uninteresting.
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post #56 of 76
I love the new look of iTunes 5 and the nano is a home run, although I wish it had more storage.
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post #57 of 76
Looks like the iPod mini is gone. Effectively Apple has instituted a price increase. 2GB for $199, 4GB for $249 (vs. 4GB for 199 & 6GB for 249). The new iPod nanos include a color screen and a smaller body.

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BTW, the store is back up.
post #58 of 76
yep its another price rise via stealth tactic from Apple, well we knew they were not dumb. THe fate of the 2.7Ghz G5 puzzles me. It must be either REALLY hard to get enough chips from IBM or it is EOL'd and getting replaced soon, which seems very unlikely. I honestly think Apple have dropped the ball with the Power* lineup (*Mac and *Book), they dont seem to be paying any attention to it at all. Certainly the dropping of the Paris keynote indicates that nothing earth-shattering will be released there, so I guess small feature bumps is all we are going to get until Intel... seems a shame to end the Power PC era like this, not with a bang but a whimper.....
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post #59 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:


props to name and pretty close to what it it
post #60 of 76
sorry to beat a dead horse but:



when steve introduced the ipod nano, i bet he's looking at his reflection on the back of it....


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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....
post #61 of 76
of late steve is looking somewhat mephistopholean...
post #62 of 76
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Originally posted by luro
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

If he can drive with NO plate legaly, then EVERYONE would recognise him - he would stand out like a sore thumb...that is the most idiotic thing ever posted here

This place is getting really creapy - the whole "steve" thing.
he is a guy who happens to be a great business mind and have a commanding stage presence, he is a CEO - like all the other CEOs- he wants to brag about the record profit in the quarterly call...he just hapens to double as the pitch man. YOU PEoPLE TAKE THIS WAY TOO SERIOUSLY!!!IT IS A SICKNESS
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post #63 of 76
a_greer, in a time when great leaders are few and far between, we all need someone to look up to or at least make us dream. SJ and Apple do this.

I'm not a Steve worshipper, but damn, the force is strong with this one!
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post #64 of 76
The guy has charisma. That's all there is to it.

Some people resent that and try to pull him dowm. That's expected as well.

For years after he took over I wasn't so certain that he knew what he was doing. Apple's sales continued to fall. Marketshare went from 8% when he took over to 2.8%.

But whatever he's doing now, it seems to be working. Whether it's a brilliant plan or just dumb luck.
post #65 of 76
beating a dead horse


sorry, but it's so funny...and i am drinking

first AI wrote
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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.

and it reminded me of the lyrics to:

Quote:
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.....


then Steve intros the iPod nano


when steve introduced the ipod nano, i bet he's looking at his reflection on the back of it....


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You walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht
Your hat strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf it was apricot
You had one eye in the mirror as you watched yourself gavotte

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

i love steve...and i think he should be very proud of the products because they ARE steve...can you imagine apple without steve? but this is ...i don't know...ironic? ok i will never speak of this again
post #66 of 76
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Originally posted by melgross
But what would the phone broadcast to? There are no Bluetooth networks around that I'm aware of. It would have to send to the laptop which then has to send to where?

If they report via phone, then they have to talk into it while the presentation is going on. That's unlikely though possible.

Isn't it possible to add text to a site via SMS/send email by cell network? Even if there is no Bluetooth AP, or WiFi, it's possible to post to WordPress by using a phone to email a secret address configurable by the site's admins and it will be updated as new emails come in.
post #67 of 76
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Originally posted by PBG4 Dude
[B]Looks like the iPod mini is gone. Effectively Apple has instituted a price increase. 2GB for $199, 4GB for $249 (vs. 4GB for 199 & 6GB for 249). The new iPod nanos include a color screen and a smaller body.

I think the "price increase" is well worth it though. Switching from magnetic to solid state storage isn't necessarily cheap, and hopefully the nano will be a lot more durable, despite losing the all-around aluminum shell. The fact that it also gets Photo capabilities is very nice.
post #68 of 76
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Originally posted by melgross
But whatever he's doing now, it seems to be working. Whether it's a brilliant plan or just dumb luck.

What surprises me is the sheer number of people interested in Nanos despite having other iPods. I even heard someone compare it to the PSP. They know they don't need it, to really effectively utilise it they'd need to spend a lot more time traveling, or staying, away from home where they can just play the PS2. It'll be costly initially but they still want one and that sort of product development and marketing is genius. Making people just want a product for no really great reason is very good business in CE.

The downside with the Nano is I also heard a lot of people say they disliked the size since it would be too small and they'd lose it or drop it too easily and from handling it I'd say I'm rather inclined to agree.
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post #69 of 76
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Originally posted by JeffDM
Isn't it possible to add text to a site via SMS/send email by cell network? Even if there is no Bluetooth AP, or WiFi, it's possible to post to WordPress by using a phone to email a secret address configurable by the site's admins and it will be updated as new emails come in.

Yeah, but boy is that ever a hassle. However it was done, the big legit news orgs. and web sites like Macworld were able to do it.
post #70 of 76
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Originally posted by Telomar
What surprises me is the sheer number of people interested in Nanos despite having other iPods. I even heard someone compare it to the PSP. They know they don't need it, to really effectively utilise it they'd need to spend a lot more time traveling, or staying, away from home where they can just play the PS2. It'll be costly initially but they still want one and that sort of product development and marketing is genius. Making people just want a product for no really great reason is very good business in CE.

The downside with the Nano is I also heard a lot of people say they disliked the size since it would be too small and they'd lose it or drop it too easily and from handling it I'd say I'm rather inclined to agree.

The same thing could be said for the Shuffle.

I picked my daughter up from school Thursday and Fri (only because she just started Hi School and isn't used to the subway here in NYC) and saw (mostly girls) wearing Shuffles around their necks.

I've read that the same can be done with the Nano. No doubt others will come out with something to make that easier and more secure. They could always put it under their shirts.
post #71 of 76
here's apple's ipod nano necklace 'reference design' $39 ~ use it for 6 months before thieves start recognizing it...

post #72 of 76
Originally posted by ironknee
props to name and pretty close to what it it


totally. mad props to member "one3". well done. we're proud to have you on appleInsider, mate.
post #73 of 76
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Originally posted by sunilraman
here's apple's ipod nano necklace 'reference design' $39 ~ use it for 6 months before thieves start recognizing it...


Companies are now making clothing to hide the unit and the wires.
post #74 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.

That is one stupid CEO. He burned 10x the fuel and used up 10x the depriciation cost vs getting the food there by truck.
More money than sense - he should have spent the same money and sent 10x the amount of food by truck.
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post #75 of 76
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That is one stupid CEO. He burned 10x the fuel and used up 10x the depriciation cost vs getting the food there by truck.
More money than sense - he should have spent the same money and sent 10x the amount of food by truck.

He also got there a hell of a lot faster and when people need the aid immediately that's a little more useful than trying to save money, especially when he has it to spare.
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post #76 of 76
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That is one stupid CEO. He burned 10x the fuel and used up 10x the depriciation cost vs getting the food there by truck.
More money than sense - he should have spent the same money and sent 10x the amount of food by truck.

It's possible he could have saved one life. Hours rather than days. If the administration had done that things would have been better.
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