New iPhone with taller screen out next week
The Grammy-winning band Foo Fighters appears on stage after Cook praised Apple’s employees for “doing the best work of their lives, work that has real significance because developing revolutionary products makes a real difference in people’s lives.”
Meanwhile, the iconic white earbuds are getting an update. Now called EarPods, they sport an earpiece that is more cylinder. Apple says they were built to meld to the shape of your ear. The EarPods go on sale Wednesday as a stand-alone accessory and will be included with new devices out in October.
Apple is updating the iPod Touch _ essentially an iPhone without the ability to make calls. Like the new iPhone and the new iPod Nano, it will use the new connector, which Apple calls Lightning. It will have a 5-megapixel camera and the same panorama feature as the new iPhone. It will be possible to edit photos on the Touch for the first time.
Although the new iPhone was the big announcement, Apple also unveiled a new version of its iTunes software for traditional computers.
There are new ways to create playlists and to decide what to listen to next. It also promises improved search _ as you type the name of an album, for instance, those in your music library will be suggested.
The iTunes software comes with a new mini player _ a small window from which you can play songs while you are still in your music library.
The new software will come out in late October.