It may only be rock and roll, but we like it, too. I think we’ll also like what we see out of Apple’s press event from San Francisco today, provided you don’t have unrealistic expectations. The announcements begin at 10:00 a.m. PDT (1:00 p.m. EDT). We’ll be running our live blog of the event as the announcements happen, and will update this page with more speculation and last minute rumors as they surface, so bookmark this page or just stick around until then.
by Kirk Hiner on September 9, 2009 at 7:43 am
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Regarding Norah, my guess is that the first 28 bands they approached were all busy playing The Beatles: Rock Band today.
There's goign to be a lot of awkward conversations at the Apple store about why the touch doesn't shoot video.
Let's see if Jobs can explain why the nano needs a video camera, a microphone and a speaker, because I don't get it.
it's available today...just in time for the season kickoff. I'm praying Chris Collinsworth is not listed as a "feature."
Another Space Marine game. Boy, somebody's going to be embarrassed when they find out there's no water in space.
And you can listen to your own music while playing. Nothing like killing aliens while listening to Enya.
Case in point? Nova. It's a first person shooter with 12 levels. Looks pretty sweet. But will it be easy to control? No.
Trash talking the expense of DS and PSP games: true, but I've yet to find an iPod game that gives an RPG story of appreciable length.
In addition to traditional LP features: liner notes, pictures, you can also get interviews and videos.
You can now preview albums without opening a new page: it album window floats above the page you're on.
I'll have to spend some time today digging up the predictions for the Apple store in its first year.
The music choice, Green Day IS a bit more rock and roll than, say, Coldplay or Tony Bennett, so I guess we're off to a good start.
And yet, Apple is scheduling a music-themed press conference on the day the remastered Beatles albums are coming out, but using the Stones. ouch.
Note to PR firms. Sending out a press release the day of an Apple press conference is a good way to guarantee your announcement will get buried. I'm just sayin...
Given how they're emphasizing "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll" we'll probably see something about their new album setup, but I think the tablet is unlikely.
iPod touch with a camera would be a game changer, because if you add the headphone mic and skype, you've got a WiFi iPhone.
If you want to get yesterday's iPods at this morning's prices, head on over to the Apple store (before they shut it down). Prices have been slashed pretty much across the board.