Macworld Roundup: Best New Apple Products
The Apple store is down….you know what that means. We’ve been eagerly awaiting the news this morning, as we sure most of you are too. Here’s our roundup of what’s new and exciting from Apple, and we’ll keep updating this post as we learn more details.
We’re still waiting on what is expected to be the most exciting announcement and will update as soon as it’s available, but check out other exciting Apple news after the jump.
Time Capsule: A full Airport Extreme base station with “server grade” hard internal drive. There will be two versions, a 500GB for $299 and a 1TB for $499. This sounds like the perfect networked external hard drive solution we have been searching for.
iPhone Upgrades: New software upgrades that include improved maps with gps-like capabilities, a customized home screen with “webclips” that allow you to bookmark web content, and the ability to text multiple people. These are free for all existing iPhone owners. There are similar software upgrades for the iPod touch (not including the mapping), but will cost users $20.
iTunes: Movie rentals are the big announcement there with every major studio on board. Over 1000 titles available, with a 30 day delay after DVD releases. You will be able to watch movies anywhere (PCs, Macs, iPod, iPhone), instantaneously. Rentals will cost $3.99 for new releases and $2.99 for older films. You are able to hold onto rentals for one month, but it expires 24 hours after you begin to watch the film.
AppleTV: It’s new and improved, allowing you to use it with your TV without the need for a computer. You’ll be able to take advantage of the new iTunes capabilities, and also rent HD movies for $4.99.