Apple has launched the latest version of the iPod nano, the thinnest iPod ever and incorporates Apple’s amazing Genius technology that creates playlists from songs in your music library.
All of the features from last year’s Nano have migrated to the fourth-generation model, including music, video, and podcast playback, as well as extras such as photos, calendar, games, alarms, stopwatch, contacts, notes, and clocks.
Apple add new feature “shake to shuffle” where the user changes songs simply by giving it a shake.
The 4G ipod nano lets you choose among silver, blue, purple, green, orange, yellow, pink, red and black colours. Its requirements are a Mac with USB 2.0 port, Mac Os X v10.4.11 or later and iTunes 8 or a Windows with a USB 2.0 port and Windows vista or Windows XP home or professional. It is available in two versions 8GB and 16GB.
Apple introduced the new iPhone 3G, combining all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK. The iPhone SDK allows developers to create amazing applications that leverage the iPhoneâ€™s groundbreaking Multi-Touch user interface, animation technology, accelerometer and GPS technology on the worldâ€™s most advanced mobile platform.
iPhone 3G gives users ever faster access to the Internet and email over their cellular network with quad-band GSM and tri-band HSDPA for voice and data connectivity around the world. iPhone 3G supports Wi-Fi, 3G and EDGE networks and automatically switches between them to ensure the fastest possible download speeds. The new iPhone 3G also makes it easier to multi-task with simultaneous voice and data communications, so with iPhone 3G you can browse the web, get map directions, or check your email while you are on a call.
iPhone 3G includes the new App Store, providing iPhone users with native applications in a variety of categories including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel. The App Store on iPhone works over cellular networks and Wi-Fi, which means it is accessible from just about anywhere, so you can purchase and download applications wirelessly and start using them instantly. Some applications are even free and the App Store notifies you when application updates are available. The App Store will be available in 62 countries at launch.
Additional features available with the iPhone 2.0 software include the ability to do real-time mapping and track your progress with GPS technology, mass move and delete multiple email messages, search for contacts, access a new scientific calculator, turn on parental control restrictions for specified content, save images directly from a web page or email them to your iPhone and easily transfer them back to your photo library on your MacÂ® or PC. iPhone 3G delivers an amazing 10 hours of talk time on 2G networks and 5 hours using 3G, with up to 5 to 6 hours of web browsing, up to 7 hours for video playback and up to 24 hours for audio playback.
Apple Safari 3.1 is the first web browser to support the new video and audio tags in HTML 5, as well as CSS Web Fonts and CSS animations. Another significant addition to Safari 3.1 will be support of HTML5’s SQL storage application programming interface (API), which is a client-side database storage programming interface that will allow a future array of web applications to store structured data locally on a user’s machine using SQL. The API is asynchronous, according to Apple, and uses callback functions to track the results of a database query.
User says that itâ€™s easy to navigate and WebPages appear quickly. WebPages are also slightly larger because of the smaller toolbar along the top of the page.