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
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 Apple.com 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.”