It’s Showtime….

As usual, Engadget  provided great, real-time coverage of Steve Job’s announcments yesterday.  Lot’s of amazing stuff including a new smaller iPod, playing games Games like Pac Man on your ipod, and the sneak peek at the very exciting “iTV” product.  Apple is everywhere:  In your car, at the gym, at work.  Now they are aiming at dominating your living room.

10:54AM – “It looks like this [a flatter Mini]. It’s called iTV. That’s a codeword. we need to come up with a better name.”

10:55AM – No power brick
HDMI connector for all new big-screen flat panel TVs
Component video (RGB)
analog audio RCA jacks
Optical audio
Controled with the familiar white remote
Hooks directly to your screen or to your set-top box as another input, or to your receiver.

[Steve brings one out.] “This is it. More importantly I have a WORKING one plugged in right here … [he flips through iTV super-FrontRow app]”

10:56AM – [Steve finds and plays The Incredibles.]

11:04AM – [Still demoing!]

11:07AM – “You can do movie trailers form right from your couch. This is big screen over the internet, live as we watch.”
[Trailer for All the King’s Men with Sean Penn]
[“Casino Night” episode of The Office]

[Album art scrolls by … Steve chooses Dylan, than Highway 61, which plays through the home theater setup]
“A lot of us have our stereos hooked up to our new TV’s, it’s the best stereo in the house now.”


1 comment so far

  1. […] While most of the tech bloggers were going gaga last week over Apple’s announcement of new iPod devices and wondering when the iPod phone is doing to debut, a few guys with much more insight than me were writing about the real Apple headline: ”iTV“.  I highly recommend both of these outstanding posts. […]

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