This is the spot for our live coverage of Apple's (AAPL) Sept. 1 music event.
In sum, Steve Jobs delivered on most of the rumored new products and services. The headlines:
No Beatles. No Apple-branded TV set. No updated iPhone 4. But all-in-all, a solid fall product launch with more news to chew on than we've seen since 2007, when the iPod touch first appeared.
11:11 Wraps up by introducing this year's musical guest: Chris Martin of Coldplay.
11:08 Steve Jobs' review. "Strongest lineup of iPods ever." Shuffle, nano, iPod touch, with Facetime. New iTunes, with Ping, a social network for music. iOS 4.2 with HDR photos, GameCenter. Apple TV for renting movies and TV shows. "I hope you're as excited as we are."
11:07 Apple TV price goes from $229 to $99, as rumored. Available later this month, pre-orders open today.
11:05 Something else that's "really cool": AirPlay. Streams "Up" from his computer to the family room Apple TV. That's what AirTunes used to do with music. Lets you start a movie on your computer, watch the rest of it on your Apple TV.
Once again, Steve Jobs has managed to stir up a frenzy of anticipation
For an event that is ostensibly about music and the iPod -- the only part of Apple's (AAPL) expanding product portfolio that is actually shrinking -- the press conference scheduled for 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) Wednesday is getting more than its share of media attention. A Google News search early Wednesday for "Apple event" turned up MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 1, 2010 8:46 AM ET
Better to put your money on a new iPhone 4, according to Bookmaker.com
Given that these guys runs an online craps table and are better known for giving odds on NFL games than high-tech product releases, take this with a grain of salt.
But according to Bookmaker.com, Apple (AAPL) is much more likely to release a new version of the iPhone 4 on Wednesday than it is to announce a new iPod MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 31, 2010 4:29 PM ET
Apple has summoned the press to San Francisco for another command performance
Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs is scheduled to return to the stage Wednesday for what has become a late-summer classic: Apple's annual music-themed September special event -- its sixth since 2005.
By tradition, this is when Apple unveils its newest iPods and the latest advances in its iTunes music store, giving customers and retail partners plenty of time to start MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 31, 2010 7:00 AM ET
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