Apple is having their event called Showtime today starting at 10:00 AM PDT. Yesterday I was talking about how people were speculating a release of iTunes 7 to be announced at the show…and it looks like they might be right.
Gizmodo got a tip from a little birdy that supposedly had some inside information about what’s going to happen today:
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.
I think the list of announcements sound almost too good to be true. It is virtually everything that people have been rumoring about the show. We’re only a few hours away so I guess we’ll find out the truth soon enough.