Apple iWhatever Recap of the Day

Not from my mouth… but from Apple’s.

Apple Announces iPhone 4S

iPhone 4S is the most amazing iPhone yet. It’s packed with incredible new features, including Apple’s dual-core A5 chip, a new camera with 8-megapixel sensor and advanced optics, 1080p HD video recording, and Siri, your intelligent assistant that helps you get things done by just asking.

iPhone 4S comes with iOS 5, which includes over 200 new features, and iCloud, Apple’s breakthrough cloud service. iPhone 4S is a world phone, with both GSM and CDMA technologies built in. Customers can roam in over 200 countries worldwide using GSM networks.

iPhone 4S starts at $199 (U.S.) for qualified buyers with a new two-year contract with AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon. It will be available in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the UK on October 14, 2011. iPhone 4S will be available in more countries by the end of October. See the press release for details.

Apple Announces New Features and Lower Pricing for iPod touch and iPod nano

iPod touch
iPod touch now comes in black or white models and starts at just $199 (U.S.). It ships with iOS 5, with over 200 new features that include iMessage, Notification Center, Twitter integration, Reminders, and more. iPod touch is ready for iCloud, which stores your music, photos, documents, apps and more, and wirelessly pushes them to your other devices.

iPod nano
iPod nano now starts at just $129 (U.S.) and features a redesigned Multi-Touch user interface with larger icons, 16 new clock faces (including Mickey and Minnie Mouse), and improved built-in fitness features. iPod nano features the same great clip-on design and bright colors.

Apple Announces iOS 5 and iCloud Availability

iOS 5 and iCloud will be available on October 12, 2011.

iOS 5 is the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. It will be a free software update for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, and iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation).

iCloud is Apple’s breakthrough set of cloud services and will be available as a free download to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users running iOS 5 and Macs running OS X Lion. Using iCloud with a PC requires Windows Vista or Windows 7.

iTunes 10.5 is required for iCloud users. It will be available soon as a free update.

New iPods + iTunes + Apple TVs + Coldplay

Apple just announced an entirely new iPod lineup, iTunes 10 and a little black box known as a new Apple TV.

Although I personally prefer my original 5GB scroll wheel iPod – It looks like another holiday season is is going to be stuffed with Apple in our stockings.

iPod Shuffle:

2GB – 5 Colors – $49
Now with buttons, VoiceOver and a built-in clip

iPod Nano:

8GB – 7 Colors – $149
16GB – 7 Colors – $179
Features Multi-Touch display, built-in clip and incredibly small

iPod Touch:

8GB – $229
32GB – $299
64GB – $399
The iPod Touch now has FaceTime, Retina display, HD video recording and Game Center