Last-Minute MacWorld Rumors: iPhone Tethering, DRM-Free iTunes, 3G iTunes Downloads, New Mac Mini
By Guest Blogger | Tuesday, January 06, 2009 (permalink)
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Me, I'm just home from the MacWorld pre-show press events - check out my video coverage of a few new apps, gadgets, and some diehard Apple fans who lined up wayyyy before Tuesday morning's keynote. In the meanwhile, MacRumors has gathered up some last-minute Apple rumors on the eve of the last ever MacWorld keynote from Apple. What's cookin'?
- At long last, DRM-free music on iTunes. CNET's saying that Apple has cut some major deals with labels to offer DRM-free music, and will do so at lower prices - starting as low as 79 cents for some tracks. On the other hand, new releases may jump above the current 99 cent/track threshold under the new agreement.
- The Unofficial Apple Weblog is citing a "trusted source" as saying Apple may well announce a tethering plan for the iPhone 3G on AT&T (in the US). 5GB of monthly data for $30 is the rate being thrown around as of now.
- Several sources are talking new Mac mini with multiple video outputs, significantly enhanced storage capacity and a cosmetic redesign.
On top of that, a few outlets are talking about a redesigned 17" MacBook Pro using Apple's new "Unibody" construction method.
Whatever happens, I'll be at Moscone West in San Francisco at 9AM PT on Tuesday morning ... whatever Apple unveils, we'll bring it to you ... with hands-on video of whatever I can grab to follow throughout the day.