I wrote earlier today about the new iPhone 2.1 and I thought it would be nice to do a quick roundup of what happened today at Apple’s “Let’s Rock” event.

To sum up about the iPhone: 2.1 update:

  • no crashes with application
  • fewer dropped call
  • big battery improvemen

iTunes 8: download here:

  • “Genius” feature – automatic intelligent playlist feature
  • “Genius” sidebar – recommends iTunes songs based on your listening preferences
  • New “grid” view
  • New visualizations
  • HD TV shows for $2.99
  • NBC shows are returning- meaning the Office is back!
  • View albums by album cover
  • iTunes store is in the cloud and will use new Genius algorithms
  • Anonymous user info uploaded to help make Genius better

iPod Touch 2G:

  • 2.1 Firmware now available
  • iPhone 3G curved design
  • Nike+ iPod integration
  • Built-in speaker
  • Volume controls
  • Genius playlist
  • Battery: 36 hours of music and 6 hours of video
  • $229 for 8GB
  • $299 for 16GB
  • $399 for 32GB

iPod Nano:

  • wider 2-inch display
  • accelerometer for automatic switching between portrait and landscape
  • thinnest iPod ever
  • Shake to shuffle feature
  • Genius playlist
  • Battery: 24 hours for music. 4 hours for video.
  • $149 for 8GB
  • $199 for 16GB.
  • 9 Colors: silver, purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, black

Other news:

  • iPod classic will only come in a single $249 120GB
  • New $79 in-ear headphones

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