Jan 11

Apple has announced a ton of new software and hardware products and upgrades during today’s Macworld Expo keynote address.

  • Quicktime 7 includes H.264 compression, the standard used in HD-DVD and Blu-Ray movies.
  • Final Cut Express HD will be priced at $299
  • iLife ’05 updates the iLife apps to iPhoto 5, iMovie HD, iDVD 5, Garageband 2, and iTunes 4.7
  • iWork, the new replacement for Appleworks, includes the Pages word processor and Keynote 2 presentation software
  • The Mac Mini is 2″ tall, 6.5″ wide, with a G4 processor at 1.25 or 1.4Ghz, 40G or 80G HD, and a combo drive. Both models have 256M RAM, and prices start at $499 for the 1.25Ghz model. No keyboard or mouse is included – this is a “bring your own keyboard, mouse, and display” Macintosh.
  • The iPod Shuffle is Apple’s entry into the flash-based music player market. Weighing 1 ounce, it comes in 512M ($99) and 1G ($149) models and uses USB2 for data transfer.

The iPod Shuffle is available immediately; the Mac Mini will be available starting January 22nd.

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