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Anti-CES 2007: Apple Announces Apple TV and iPhone

01-09-2007, 05:49 PM
As per TeamXbox:

Anti-CES 2007: Apple Announces Apple TV and iPhone
By: César A. Berardini - "Cesar"
Jan. 9th, 2007 9:49 am

Steve Jobs has just announced two new revolutionary products at the MacWorld 2007. The first one is the Apple TV, a set-top box that allows people to stream video from their computers to their televisions; the second one is the iPhone.

The iPhone is a revolutionary device that combines three products — a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications device with desktop-class email, web browsing, maps, and searching — into one small and lightweight handheld device.

To introduce it to the public, Jobs said: "An iPod, a phone, an internet mobile communicator…. these are NOT three separate devices!"

The iPhone features a revolutionary interface. There are no buttons, just a multi-touch screen.

The device has three advanced sensors; a proximity sensor so when you bring the iPhone to your ear the screen shuts down; an ambient light sensor that adjusts brightness to save power and an accellerometer, to tell if you are in landscape or portraid mode.
iPhone will be available in the US in June 2007, Europe in late 2007, and Asia in 2008, in a 4GB model for $499 (US) and an 8GB model for $599 (US), and will work with either a PC or Mac. iPhone will be sold in the US through Apple's retail and online stores, and through Cingular's retail and online stores.

Apple TV

Apple TV has a 40GB hard drive to store up to 50 hours of video, 9,000 songs, 25,000 photos or a combination of each and is capable of delivering high-definition 720p output. Apple TV is easy to connect to a broad range of widescreen TVs and home theater systems and comes standard with HDMI, component video, analog and optical audio ports. Using high-speed AirPort 802.11 wireless networking, Apple TV can auto-sync content from one computer or stream content from up to five additional computers right to your TV without any wires.

Apple TV, which includes the Apple Remote, will be shipping in February through the Apple Store, Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $299 (US).

07-10-2007, 04:31 PM
I'm sick of Apple crap being called "revolutionary" all of the time. Neat? Yes. Revolutionary? Come on....