In the not-so-distant future, Apple will release a new, heavily redesigned version of the iPod nano, a major upgrade for iTunes that will be labeled Version 8.0 and full Blu-ray support with its Mac OS X 10.5.6. The wide-ranging product news comes via Kevin Rose, the founder of content-sharing Web site Digg.
Touch-screen pads, once solely used in less-than-exciting settings such as ATM machines and cutting-edge restaurant registers, are getting sexier, according to this analysis. One big reason for this is Apple's iPhone, which was a game-changer for touch screens and is expected to help migrate the technology to many other CE devices.
Consumer-electronics manufacturers around the globe are finding innovative ways to use the potential of wireless communications that can link together just about everything, including computers, televisions and refrigerators. Designers' visions of the home of the future -- which hopefully will feature a lot fewer wires -- will be on display this week in Berlin.
Sony reportedly intends to trim the price of some of its Blu-ray players beginning at the end of September with a $100 price cut for its top player, the BDP-S350. Sony did not confirm the report, which also outlined price cuts by Funai.
With a new distribution agreement with Russian telecom Mobile TeleSystems set to begin in October, Apple is expected to sell about 3.5 million iPhones in the country during the next two years. Worldwide, the company hopes to sell 10 million iPhones this year.