Apple had it’s big announcement event today and had a lot to share, but the big news that has caught the attention of the media is the price cut on the iPhone. The 8GB iPhone will now be $200 less costly coming in at $399.
As expected, Apple also announced a video Nano, a touch screen iPod similar to the iPhone without the phone, and build your own custom ringtones for the iPhone. Apple even inked a partnership with Starbucks that sounds like fun.
Jobs also announced that Appleâ€™s iTunes podcast directory had hit a milestone of 125,000 podcasts. Jobs made the announcement as part of his introduction of the fall iPod line.
â€œThis is amazing material,â€ said Jobs. â€œItâ€™s free, and over 25k are video podcasts.â€ Go podcasting!
Having reviewed all that, forgive me if I don’t gush all over the place. I love my iPod and I like what Apple’s doing, but the news today just didn’t seem to have the impact that I have come to expect from Apple’s big announcements. The lead story picked up by big media is the price cut, and while that’s nice for consumers, it’s just a bit depressing if you ask me.