Last night Apple’s Rock and Roll Event took place at San Francisco. The expectations were high from this event as it usually is with any other Apple event. The event specifically marked the return of Steve Jobs – the man behind Apple. The hopes were so high from Apple’s event and people were so hungry for getting the updates as fast as possible that popular sites like Twitter, Gizmodo were capping out. So was the event a success or failure in terms of people’s expectations? According to me, the event was one of the most disappointing Apple event in recent times.
First of all, Apple only increased the capacity of their iPod line-up along with a price cut and updated the hardware of iPod Touch and iPod Nano and the most shocking part was the inclusion of a video camera in iPod Nano but nothing in the iPod Touch. Apple had to take such a tough decision to protect the sale of iPhone but I guess this move from them surely disappointed a lot of their fans. Secondly Apple did not update the iPod Shuffle with dedicated keys after they excluded all the hardware keys from it and added Voice based navigation on it.
The best part of the event though has to be the return of Steve Jobs, the price cut on the iPod line-up especially on the iPod Touch making it priced at 199$, and of course iTunes 9 which comes with great new features like App Management, Genius Playlist etcetera and iPhone OS 3.1.