Apple has come up with a range of new products and services on Wednesday and unveiled iPod and Apple TV gadgets and an exclusive service named ‘Ping’, built on iTunes 10.
Ping is a music-based social network from Apple. The software is available for free download. According to reports, Ping functions almost like Facebook and Twitter.
"It is sort of like Facebook and Twitter meet iTunes," Apple chief executive Steve Jobs said. However, Jobs added "It is not Facebook. It is not Twitter. It is something else we've come up with. It's all about music."
The users of Ping can post videos, songs, photos and opinions. The social network is claimed to bring even music that users might not have heard before. Ping can be downloaded just by updating the new version.
Apple also unveiled its new AppleTV and iPod on September 1. The device allows users to view and download a wide variety of movies and even television shows. The launch of AppleTV comes when media biggies are vying to expand their online businesses.
“We think the rest of the studios will see the light and get on board pretty fast,” Jobs said.
And the much-awaited device iPod Touch was unveiled by Jobs and he described the device as "the biggest change in the iPod lineup ever."
As rumoured, the iPod Touch comes with two cameras one in front and the other in rear panel. The device supports video calling, video chats iPhone or other iPod Touch devices.