Foo Fighters Help Launch New Apple Lineup

The iPhone 5 and a range of new iPods were revealed by Apple last night, and the Foo Fighters were on hand to close the show with an special unplugged set.

Foo Fighters Help Launch New Apple Lineup
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The Foo Fighters were on hand to help Apple launch its new range of iPods with an exclusive unplugged performance last night. Apple also revealed the new iPhone 5 and a fully-revised version of iTunes at the event. "One of the incredible things about being here is that you're meeting people who are shaping our future," said Dave Grohl between songs. "And just like Little Richard, Tom Petty, Jimmy Page, these are just people who took it upon themselves to change our future, but you meet them and they're people! And this one's dedicated to all those people." The iPhone 5 now features a 4-inch screen and blazingly-fast new A6 processor. Some observers believe the larger screen is simply a means to catch up with competing products from Samsung, but a stunning demo of "Real Racing" from EA proved the phone is pretty much on-par with proper gaming consoles. For years iTunes has been getting messy with the addition of new types of media and device support, but has finally cleared away the clutter for a simple and better-performing interface. The full range of iPods has been updated, notably the iPod Touch and Nano. Each now includes a new dock connector, so if you own a speaker dock and plan to get a new iPod or iPhone, you'll need a special dock converter to use it. Watch the Foo Fighters play at the Apple event in this video:
What do you think of the new range of iOS devices? Will you buy one? If not, why? Let us know in the comments.

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    zomgguitarz1234
    "EA proved the phone is pretty much on-par with proper gaming consoles." MY ASS
    jd3v3n3y
    It's EA, though. They're the Apple of the gaming industry. At least I can rest assured that the iPhone 5 is the best iPhone ever made. I mean, wouldn't it be silly to work up all of this hype then say that the phone sucks? Isn't marketing so wonderful?
    Peterbaey
    This is just an Apple advertisement...
    Jesus_Dean
    ...and that high-pitched whirring sound you hear is Kurt Cobain spinning in his grave because Nirvanas' drummer is supporting this.
    My Last Words
    ''And just unlike Little Richard, Tom Petty, Jimmy Page, these are just people who took it upon themselves to empty our pockets,'' Fixed.
    deadlydictator
    Yea, buy this, and next year they'll have another new ****ing phone and 50 new ****ing iPods.
    gkex
    Yeah. I like apple stuff but I've still got the 3GS iPhone I bought for 50 bucks and the ipod video I got for my thirteenth birthday. (I'm 20)
    clamchowder01
    Yea it sucks.. but that's the way of technology or with anything else... but everyone needs a job and everything needs to keep on improving thus new releases of new phones.
    Darth_Pietrus
    Never liked Apple, and its pretty pathetic how people always feel like they have to buy the newest one each freaking year. (Iphone, Ipad and Ipod)
    darkfire_storm
    I find it odd that everyone simply assumes that because they refresh the products every year, every single apple fan goes and buys the newest one. I've had the same iPod for the better part of a decade, only changed iPhones because I switched carriers, and only intend to buy this next phone because my upgrade timeline happened to line up with its release. Don't be an ***** and assume that every fan of apple products is tossing last year's model to get the next big thing.
    oxymoronicman
    ...sellouts???
    kratos379
    "All you know about me is what I've sold you, Dumb ****. I sold out long before you ever heard my name. I sold my soul to make a record, Dip****, And you bought one. All you read and Wear or see and Hear on TV Is a product Begging for your Fatass dirty Dollar So, shut up and Buy my new record Send more money" -Maynard James Keenan
    iommi600
    Why did I already thought that this was a Tool song before I saw "Maynard James Keenan" at the end? Probably because of the mediocrity...
    ihartfood
    Aw c'mon man don't hate on Tool. That said I agree with your previous statements.
    iommi600
    HUUR DUURZ DEY BE SELLINGZ OUT! So what if a musician wants to earn some extra cash? As long as it does not get in the way of his main career as a musician... With that said, to me the Apple products are way too overrated and overpriced to death. I bought iPhone 3 some time ago and found that 80% of its functions are just plain useless.
    My Last Words
    So what if a musician wants to earn some extra cash? Maybe because they are bulking with it already =\
    ADomenick91092
    So? What, because they already have money, they shouldn't want more of it? That's rather silly.
    iommi600
    This. Is it wrong that they want more money?
    travislausch
    Kind of. Does a person really NEED millions of dollars?
    iommi600
    No, but it still does not make it WRONG. They want millions of dollars, they can get it, it's their right. Why refuse? Besides, if we take everything that we don't "really NEED" out of our lives, we probably won't be around a computer too much...
    knator22
    I asumme u are a musician, as a lot of users here. If thats the case u should know that making money with music is not something easy, and less with pirating. So if i was in a huge band and i had the oportunity to play in every gig they ask me to, i would go and play.
    Maiden95
    sellout? Because they played at a thing for Apple? That's funny. I don't see where it says in the article that they were getting a whole bunch of money for this. Has anyone EVER thought that musicians do things because they want to?
    eVwaylon
    Dave Grohl already has what? $300 million i wanna say without looking. because of that i don't think this was a sellout. i think it was just, "hey this would be cool, we promote apple and at the same time get our music out to some new people". plus apple is huge, not that the Foos arn't, but to be the artist along side with that huge company makes the image of the Foos big. maybe all im spouting is bullshit, but thats what my best guess is.
    Tarsplitter
    You definitely get your music out to new people by playing corporate gigs. I'm not judging the FF though, they probably got a sick amount of cash for this.
    K!!LsWiTcH
    im pretty sure ug said a couple weeks ago hes worth about 20 million or so. and its a nice little performance so whatever
    spiff-corgi
    The thing I love about Apple is how they're supposed to sell music related products yet their store is the highest priced, lowest quality format that can't even be played on any other brand of mp3 player... Wait, no I hate that.
    spiff-corgi
    Also, I don't care how good a Macbook is, I'm not paying 1.5k for a laptop.
    rhino1957
    Exactly, a custom built PC that cost the same as that mac will slaughter the macbook.
    RichieJovie
    Heres the deal, folks. You do a commercial - youre off the artistic roll call, forever. End of story. Okay? Youre another ***** at the captialist gang bang and if you do a commercial, theres a price on your head. Everything you say is suspect and every word that comes out of your mouth is now like a turd falling into my drink.
    TheHawkdaddy
    A festival isn't a commercial. Bill Hicks would agree.
    Maestro1600
    Some are, these days. When every single element/area has massive corporate sponsorship, it's pretty much there to sell you stuff... Plus, yeah, Hicks was funny. Doesn't make him right about everything.
    JuliaWarheart
    dafuq? totally overpriced products, which aren't even innovative, even though that's what they claim to be, are supposed to shape our future? seems legit.