Macworld's editors got to spend some hands-on time with the new iPods and Apple TVs at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco on Wednesday. This stacked display shows off the new iPod lineup in its final packaging.
The iPod nano has been stripped of its video camera and given a touchscreen interface. It now sports an iPod shuffle-like clip that you can attach to your clothes.
Steve Jobs in front of Apple's new iPod lineup: The iPod shuffle, iPod nano, and iPod touch.
The new Apple TV is only a quarter the size of the original Apple TV. It's now black instead of silver, and Apple claims it will be quieter and cooler when turned on.
The back of the Apple TV has an HDMI port for video out, an optical-audio port, an Ethernet jack (along with built-in 802.11n networking), and a USB port that Apple says is for support use only and not for any end-user functions.
Apple's Game Center will be available with the iOS 4.1 update. Game Center will allow developers to better implement multiplayer features into their games, and players will now be able to easily challenge friends to matches.
Steve Jobs in front of a display showing various screens from the new iPod nano.
With the iOS 4.2 update, available in November, the iPad will gain multitasking and the ability to print wirelessly. Active prints can be controlled from a new Print Center app.
The iPod nano’s home screen is no longer a set of menu options, but a series of icons with labels underneath them that you tap on, just like iPhone apps. You swipe your finger from right to left to page through a series of screens.
Coldplay's Chris Martin capped off Apple's music event by singing and playing the piano.
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