Showtime Full Coverage

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Stream is on!

Coverage doesn’t stop here. I’ll be updating on the streaming situation and the software update timing. Stay tuned!

Store is back up. Am downloading iTunes7 now via iTunes website (not available yet in Software Update).

iTunes 7 requires a QuickTime update to 7.1.3! Well, sure it does! 🙂

Not sure is this is old news or what… Clicked on the Custom install button and see an iTunes Phone Driver option… Hmm?

“So, you can download all this great content online
It’s: Now playing on a computer near you
Now playing on an iPod near you
Coming soon to a TV near you
Apple is in your den
Apple is in your living room
Apple is in your car
Apple is in your pocket” AND MY BANK ACCOUNT!!!

[iTV or whatever it will be called… $299. iTunes Store compatible. Mac or PC. Too bad this and Leopard are missing the Christmas season…]

Mr. Jobs is doing some deep demo’ing apparently…

No power brick, 802.11, USB2, Ethernet, HDMI connector for all new big-screen flat panel TVs, Component video (RGB), analog audio RCA jacks, Optical audio, Controled with the familiar white remote, Hooks directly to your screen or to your set-top box as another input, or to your receiver.[Mr. jobs brings one out.] “This is it. More importantly I have a WORKING one plugged in right here” … [he flips through iTV super-FrontRow app] PLAYS INCREIDBLES IN HDTV!!!! HOORAAYYYYY!!!!!! Via a nifty Front Row on steroids interface. NICE!!!

Recap and a final product “preview”… Available first quarter 2007… The iTV (codeword… new name coming) connects your computer to your big screen wireless.

Good for Mr. Jobs! Credits the team. Way to go!

Iger from Disney takes stage, Chairman Dick Cook is also in crowd. Vote of confidence in MOVIES via iTunes (huge plug there!)

iMovies!! ALL Disney owned films (75 + Pirates and Cars). Touchstone + Miramax + Pixar too. 5-6 Mb download in 30 minutes. Most titles $9.99. $12.99 preorders. After that $14.99. (YUCKY Pricing!). Can begin watching during first min of download. Dolby surround (nice). DRM same as TV shows. International in 2007. Cover flow browsing…

45M TV shows downloaded to date.

“If you look at all the music that’s legally distributed in the US, and CDs and online …
#1 Wal-Mart
#2 Best Buy
#3 Target
#4 Amazon
#5 iTunes
itunes is now the fifth largets legal reseller of music in the us. we’re on a trajectory to surpass amazon and become #4 in january
Outside the US, there are iTunes tores in 21 countries . It’s #1 in every single country.”

Port media from computer to computer via iPod.

iTunes 7. New look. Dedicated sections. h.264 640×480 rez (blah) videos for TV shows. iPod management inside iT7. Gapless playback as it was meant to be (encoding dependant).

WOW! iTunes Music = 88% legit download marketshare (a LOT of that is going to be the free Tuesday downloads folks)

2nd gen Shuffle. White. $79. Avail October. Metal Body. White Click Wheel.

New Nano. Smaller. Double current capacity. 24 hour battery for nano; black color nano added; 3 models: 2GB silver, 4GB all colors (except black), 8GB model in black only. 4gb model in blude, pink, green sliver and black.

Ne iPod. 80Gb.

I think Engadget just got brought down! 🙂

Jobs on stage. State of iPod update.

Lights are dimmed… Cell phones off instructions issued.

Showtime streaming link. Not sure if this is going to be a simulcast or post-event. We’ll know in :30. QT Pro URL is going to be (currently returns 404-not found paused… but not for long)

Engadget has live coverage too.

Leaked agenda for Spotlight Event:

Let’s just say I have been informed by a little reliable birdy about Tommorow’s event. The line-up will follow this similar structure:

Welcoming of Media Members
Discussion on iTunes software, iTMS integration into iTunes, and iTMS
sales and facts.
Announcement of iTunes version 7.0
Announces better search feature for Music Store
Announces Movie Store. Available Immediately will be movies from
Disney and Pixar, among other studios.
New iPod Nano Announcement (nice brushed casing, while it will have
same features as first gen, only a longer battery life)

New iPod Announcement (Widescreen, Bluetooth, and featuring virtual
touchwheel. Does not include Wi-Fi, or any other protocols)
One More Thing….
TubePort. A $99 2-piece set that includes a dongle that connects via USB to your mac, and another dongle that connects via included HD cables or regular Component cables to your TV. The movie is accessed on your Mac via an iDisk-like storage component hosted by Apple.
Jobs will then explain the pricing structure of the Movie Store.
Movies wil be available as either a smaller iPod-format (which will
cost $9.99 per movie), or as a larger, streamed movie to be streamed
to your TV via TubePort. This cost $14.99 per movie. To purchase an
iPod-formatted movie and a streamed version of the same movie, it will
cost you $19.99.

The iTunes Music Store is now called the iTunes Store and is down across the world. Before it went down in Germany there was evidence of some non-trailer movie activity… Namely, Transporter 2 from 20th Century Fox and Red Eye from Dreamworks S.K.G.

The reports this morning of a French cover shot of the iPhone (at least for now) appear to be a rehash of a picture MacWorld UK commissioned for one of their earlier issues. It stands to reason Apple would A) not let a leak like this stand in their own paid insert (as the rumors claimed) and B) they would most definitely be putting their best foot forward (and this doesn’t look to be Apple-esque enough).


The Software Update Server is still saying only 119 mirrored updates available. Nothing’s incremented in the last 24 hours. So, Apple’s keeping a tight lid on their stuff. (This paragraph will self destruct when the updates begin flowing)

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