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It’s showtime …

Pac Man on iPod[17:00]

Ok, so … iTunes 7.0 downloaded.

First things first – do I get a movie? No … because it’s USA store only (and i’m still signed up to the UK one).

Instead I go straight for the games, and something I used to play to death in my teenage years.

Yup .. Pac Man on my iPod! Marvellous!


[14:30]– Bah, there is NO 6th generation iPod after all … just updated 5th Gen ones. There are some funky new iPod Nanos though, and indeed the new version of iTunes which lets you download movies and other stuff. I’m just downloading it from the apple website now.


6th Generation iPod?Apple are due to make some new product announments today. Tipped to be on the list of things are …

Discussion on iTunes software, iTMS integration into iTunes, and iTMS sales and facts.

iTunes version 7.0, with better search feature for 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 touchweel. Does not include Wi-Fi, or any other protocols)

Jobs will then explain the pricing structure of the Movie Store. Movies will 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. This cost $14.99 per movie.

To purchase an iPod-formatted movie and a streamed version of the same movie, will cost you $19.99.

In the meantime, the iTunes Music Store is currently DOWN! and is saying this instead:

The annoucement is at 6pm today, GMT. (10am, Pacific time – west coast USA)

Follow the announcements as they happen live on MacRumors.

13 responses to “It’s showtime …”

  1. Semi Colin says:

    ooh how exciting, and well timed in light of recent stories that iPod sales are below expectations at the moment.

  2. David - Lightwater says:

    Really? It’s not on the register yet…

  3. Glad I waited on buying my new iPod. Knowing you, you’ll have to have the newest one immediately.

    Hey Geoff..how many iPods have you bought yourself after the world helped you buy your first?? (insert link here) 😉 And how many people posting comments here actually MET Geoff through the iPod quest?

    I’ll start. I did– I was contributor #202.

  4. geofftech says:

    BBC News story on it here. Bear in mind, Steve Job is still talking and announcing (as i type this) – so it’ll get updated over the next hour or so .. !

    You’re right – no sign of it on the register yet, but they will…

  5. geofftech says:

    Oh, and i don’t have the money to buy a new one immediately Kris! So it’ll just have to be on my christmas list instead…

  6. 5. Or… add it to your wedding gift registry. Instead of that silver creamer or Lenox place setting. 😉

  7. geofftech says:

    I’m not sure that would be a popular idea with the future Mrs. Marshall – but i’ll mention it …

  8. TowerBlock Tina says:

    Contributor #23 – I’ve met Geoff! (and I’ve got an iPod nano)

  9. Amy says:

    I too loved Pac Man. Wonder if I can find it online?

  10. geofftech says:

    just google “pacman online” and hundreds come up! however, finding out that is the original Namco clone with Inky, Pinky & Clyde .. the original ghosts that have the patterns of the original arcade machine is hard to find … I used ti have a book with all the patterns for all the levels, and used to quite easily get up to 9th key… God I’m sad.

  11. Tugs says:

    I met Geoff through the iPod quest and I was contributor #466. The meet actually happened during Tube Relief 2005. I am an iPod owner, which I currently resurrected from the dead with a replacement hard drive (the old one conked out 2 weeks after my warranty ran out!).

    Geoff – your comment #7. It seems that random gifts are a feature of wedding lists at the moment. One friend had a 1,500 fridge/freezer unit on theirs (everything else was less than 200) but the most cheeky list goes to my wife’s friend who’s getting married in October – her list contains two cars, both worth over 150,000! (I think we’ll settle for the 50 gravy boat!)

    So I think adding a 250 iPod is worth a shot. You never know!

  12. geofftech says:

    Well John Lewis sell iPods, right? We’re going to register with JL at somepoint. Might have to slip an iPod onto there just for a laugh at the very least to see if anyone notices … !

  13. Podzone Gal says:

    Heard of it from another blog. and i was digging more of iTunes 7.0 when i came across your blog. i haven’t tried the new version yet, but i’m so dying to try it right now! 😀

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