Its here, new iPhone 5 and other Apple Goodies!
What you see above is the new iPhone 5, and new iPod nano! See below for a quick list of all the announced stuff, as well as my quick reactions.
iPhone 5: Here is the big boy, its slim, its biger, its… exactly like all the rumored images we have already seen. New body type, new screen, new CPU, addition of LTE, better cameras (on paper), dreaded new dock connector, and same price $199 for the base model. Honestly, Im not blown away, yes its bigger (so are all its competitors), yes its now 4G (so are all its competitors). To me this feels like a very safe approach, they already had an amazing product, this is an attempt not to mess it up to much.
Verdict: Unless you have to have all the newest apple tech (Im looking at you Justin Kelly) the 4S is now $99, and the 4 is free with contract. I just dont see anything thats going to make me need to replace my 4S… that unibody design is pretty though.
iPod Nano: It taller, its prettier, its mutli colored, and it has bluetooth! The only downside? Cant wear it as a watch
Verdict: YOU CANT WEAR IT AS A WRIST WATCH, but if you arent going to do that, then this is once again, the best pure MP3 player on the market.
New iPod Touch: Impossibly thin (6.1 MM!), multi colored, featuring the same gorgeous screen super fast A6 Chip as the new iPhone, its an amazing piece of tech. Yet at $300 its more expensive than a contracted new iPhone.
Verdict: You need this if you dont own a smart phone… otherwise just buy a smart phone.
“New” Shuffle: Just new colors
Verdict: Really? Buy an old nano and WEAR IT LIKE A WRIST WATCH
New “Ear Pods”: Apple finally got the memo and replaced their much maligned ear buds with the new pods. They will supposedly sound and fit better than their predecessors.
Verdict: They may not sound like crap… but they probably will.
IOS 6: Of all the announcements, this is the one I was most excited about. New Maps, new “Passbook”, Facetime over 3G (except AT&T), further Facebook integration (ugh), upgraded Siri and iMessage. The only downside is the doing away with Youtube integration. IOS 6 will be available on 9/17 for all iPhones back to the 3GS, iPod Touches, and the two most recent iPads.
Verdict: All positives, you can now Facetime in the car!
-Whoa, that was a ton, let me know in the comments what you are/arent excited about and if I missed anything, or tweet me @misguidedgeek or @JoshArtrip. Sorry for the slow week, we should be up and running again full time by Friday once I get back home, hopefully this makes up for the dearth in posting. Thanks for sticking with me… I love you?
Image credit, and a great more indepth rundown via Gizmodo