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September 09, 2009

Disappointed by Apple today.

It was good to see Steve Jobs up and about, and it was classy of him to pay tribute to the organ donor who provided his new liver. But, I think like a lot of other folks I was hoping for a video camera in the next gen iPod Touch. It looks like they just increased the memory of the top end model to 64 GB, and lowered the entry level 8 GB model to $199. I believe that the 32 GB and 64 GB models have the improved chipset, but I haven't been able to confirm this yet.

I checked out the Gizmodo, and Engadget live blogging efforts, but I tuned in to Leo's TWiT live video stream and saw that he was watching gdgt.

Instead of a video Touch, we see a new Nano (and a new iTunes 9 which doesn't interest me), which essentially has Apple entering a new market of compact video cameras such as the Flip devices. For $149 you can get the 8 GB model, but it's not hard to justify spending an extra $30 to get the 16 GB model. It provides 640 x 480, 30 fps video capture with sound. This will be a big seller, captivating the hearts of many including high schoolers to gym rats.

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