Our man on the scene Jonny Evans is getting some personal time with Apple’s new products. Have a look at what his (first-gen) iPhone can capture — and some images taken by a rather nice Lumix camera, and take a look at some of his first impressions here: (NB: More notes to follow).
Tiny, easy-to-use, so much functionality in such a small package — they’ll sell loads — but forget video, these things don’t do video. And no camera either. And while the interface feels like an iOS device, it isn’t. Don’t anticipate iOS apps on this in the new iteration.
I’m not usually hugely excited by packaging, but this is almost as nicely designed as the products inside. And if you can remember the packaging for the 2001 iPod which launched it all then you’ll know the difference this means for landfill, green issues, waste, transport costs and more. Good stuff.
This is the Apple TV remote. There’s no accelerometer though, and while this means you can forget iOS apps on the Apple TV right now, I have this hunch that A4 chip (confirmed by Apple) inside the Apple TV is set to do a little more than streaming media from an iPad and film rentals. I mean, c’mon!
Dialling yer FaceTime on an iPod touch. (All the poor Apple demo people jumped when I walked through the door, I was first — I can’t stand Coldplay, you see….
Making a FaceTime connection — talk to anyone with a WiFi connection, and save your money from those carrier people.
Here’s the connections on the back of the Apple TV. Note the Optical Audio connection which doesn’t get much notice — unless you own a super powerful entertainment system, that is. Oh — and did you know the Apple TV is 95 percent greener than the previous version? It uses a fraction of the power. And that’s a very good thing (the last version was a power glutton).
Side view of my favorite $99 product. Donations please :-)
I really have taken better shots than this. Unfortunately not this time. Sorry. (It’s an iPod nano, by the way. It looks much nicer in real life…)