Apple's 9-9-09 Releases
In case you haven't noticed, today is September 9th, 2009...9-9-09, the last time we'll see the same three single digits for the month, day, and year for almost a century. Apple surely noticed this and released quite a few new products today. Apple even switched from its standard Tuesday release day to release on 9-9-09. Even many devices that are current products saw price cuts.
The iPod Touch saw a new 64GB model released and price cuts on current models. The new 64GB model retails for $399, the 32GB is now $299, and the 8GB model will go for $199. Surprisingly, Apple did not include a camera on the new line, but they do use the new iPhone 3Gs CPU.
The iPod Shuffle also received an update with fresh colors and a lower price. There are 5 colors available, and a Special Edition only available from the Apple Store. The Special Edition is 4GB with a polished stainless steel housing for $99. The standard edition is available in 2GB or 4GB for $59 and $79 respectively.
iTunes 9 was also released today with many improvements. The iTunes Store was redesigned, iTunes LP features bonus material in some albums, Genius Mixes works similar to a radio, and Apps are now easier to manage. However, for those with Palm Pre devices, Apple has managed to break syncing with these devices. iTunes 9 is available for download today on Apple's website.
The iPhone/iPod Touch OS saw an update to version 3.1 toady. There is now a ringtone store that will offer ringtones for $1.29 each. The iPhone OS 3.1 is availble free to iPhone users; however, iPod Touch users must pay $4.95 for the update.
Sorry for the lack of details on any one specific product, but there were too many products to contend with today. All of the links are provided to detail all of the new products and updates.