The event has ended.
And so has our live coverage. It's been a little over an hour, and we've seen plenty of new stuff.
So... Summing up: We've heard about iTunes 5
(now available as a 13.8 MB download, new features include "smart shuffle" as well as subfolders in playlists...), Motorola's ROKR phone (which as expected doesn't really rock us here...) and most importantly the iPod nano
replacing the iPod mini. Seems like the first rumours we've had
about the devices were right, ThinkSecret's report shortly before the event was rather wrong. Sadly, the nano costs as much as the iPod mini it replaces, although with 2 GB less space. The 2 and 4 GB models sport flash memory (like the shuffle) but a full interface with click-wheel and colour screen at an incredibly ("impossible", as Apple likes to put it) small size and low weight. At 199 and 249 USD, they're no steal, but they're incredibly sweet and sexy, so they'll sell well, we think. Well, we're thinking of getting the white one (comes also in black) with 4 GB. We won't buy any of the accessories, though. Of which over a 1000 exist for the iPods, Apple tells us. 700 with "Made for iPod" logo.