Wednesday, January 16, 2008

iPod touch Upgrade $19.99 - This Upgrade Should Be Free!

I just found out that it's going to cost $19.99 to upgrade my iPod touch. As far as I know, this is the first time Apple has charged for a iPod upgrade. Here are the reasons why I think Apple should not charge for this upgrade:

+ It's free for iPhone users
+ They should have disclosed it to iTouch buyers when many of them were deciding between the iPhone and the iTouch.
+ These features should have been in the iTouch when released.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

iPhone Update 1.1.3 and iTunes 7.6

My daughter called today from college to let me know that a new iPhone 1.1.3 update is out. She said it had some great new features.

View the Apple iPhone 1.1.3 Update Video

Here is a summary of the iPhone 1.1.3 Features
  • Enhanced Maps
    • New Location Button - Find your location automatically
    • Drop Pin - You can
    • Display Real Time Traffic Information
    • Hybrid View -- Street names on top of satellite imagery
  • Customize Home Screens
    • Add Icons to the home screen for websites or iPhone Applications/Games.
    • To customize - Tap or hold icon for 1 second until they wiggle.
    • Supports up to 9 home screens
    • Scroll between home screens
  • SMS
    • Send SMS messages to more than one recipent
    • Stores SMS groups via history
  • Gmail
    • Gmail folders are now supported.
    • iMap support to gmail.
  • iPhone Movies
    • Rent movies
    • Movie chapters allow navigation.