September 1 iPod Event Rumors : Apple on Wednesday finally sent invites for its annual iPod event, scheduled for next Wednesday, September 1, at the Yerba Buena Arts Center in San Francisco.
Here is a list for what we were expecting Apple to announce in the Sept.1 Event,
New Apple TV(iTV) for $99
Apple TV will be re-branded as iTV and cost about $99. An Apple TV running iOS—basically an iPod touch without the screen or storage—seems to be the most likely scenario. We have a short list of things we’d love to see on the new iTV, but mainly we just want Apple to take Apple TV off the back burner and to the next level. It will use iOS and only cost $99—not bad, even if there’s no storage.
New iPod Touch 4/4G
The iPod touch traditionally follows the iPhone in terms of shape, abilities, etc. The main exception is that the iPod touch still does not have a camera, while the iPhone 4 not only has a camera, it has video chat in the form of FaceTime. Apple poured tons of ad revenue into heartwarming TV ads that specifically flaunt the FaceTime feature. The iPod touch needs this feature too, or FaceTime, which currently only works between iPhone 4′s, will remain quite limited.
99-cent TV Show Rentals
Downloading a TV show on iTunes is a bit pricier than most people want to pay—and the pricing varies according to where the show is from and whether it’s standard definition or HD. But ever since Hulu went to a paid plan for full access to its content, people wanting TV entertainment on the cheap have been scrambling to find a solution. Being able to rent a show—or download it—for a buck seems fair, and the rumors say this is going to happen.
Apple bought the Web-based music streaming service Lala and removed it from planet Earth (and its clouds). Lala used to be the backbone of Pitchfork.com’s audio streaming pages, alas, those days are over. But did Apple buy the young company to squash the competition or to use the technology for the future of iTunes? Here’s hoping it’s the latter. Imagine every song you purchase, every TV show—all available on demand, but with no need to actually download them. Perhaps a streaming price would be less than the price of actually owning or downloading a song. If cloud-based storage is where iTunes is headed, the possibilities seem endless.