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(OT) New iPod coming? #19731 10/12/04 07:50 PM
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If you thought Apple's popular musical hard drive was expensive, check out this new iPod rumoured to be on the way...

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So they say. Seems like a logical Apple-type evolution... of course all of the Mac crazies will be whining for full on video. I'm just not sure I'll be one of them yet... wink

Re: (OT) New iPod coming? #19733 10/13/04 03:34 AM
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Originally posted by patmcfar8:
So they say. Seems like a logical Apple-type evolution... of course all of the Mac crazies will be whining for full on video. I'm just not sure I'll be one of them yet... wink
The geeks want video and the geeks are as wrong as they were about the iPod failing in the first place (and Nathan thought that too, apparently... wink ).

I really like the idea of the iPhoto share... imagine popping around to your gran's with your iPod and a video cable to plug into her TV to show her all your photos... :pac:

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Hey, I'm a geek. Just not a card-carrying one. wink

The only, only reason to add a color screen to an iPod can be summed up in two words: better games. :p The iPod is a listening device. Color is superfluous for people using it for music.

Now, if you could plug a digital camera directly into a color iPod, it would make for a nice photo storage device. But if you have to carry around a card reader and adapter cable and all that junk to use it, forget it. Too un-Apple-like.

Digital video on an iPod is pointless. I don't really see any appeal in having a portable video player, when you have to go to the hassle of digitizing and recompressing the video to get it onto the iPod in the first place. Too much work for too poor of an end result.


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I could care less about video and pictures on an iPod.

If you ask me, I would want the next iPod to have recording capabilities, so you could record music off a stereo or radio. THAT would make my heart pound.


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Re: (OT) New iPod coming? #19736 10/13/04 08:11 AM
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I'd sure like to be able to record with it too, but I'd want to be able to select the format. I wouldn't want it to just do MP3 or AAC.

Radio would be nice, but only if the extra circuitry didn't increase the size of the iPod any.


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Re: (OT) New iPod coming? #19737 10/13/04 08:46 AM
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Like the wheel, or a spoon, the ipod is perfect, and by adding to it, only changes, does not get better.


The only thing that can TRULY make it better is a lower price.


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Re: (OT) New iPod coming? #19738 10/13/04 09:39 AM
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I dunno... I dropped my spoon in the garbage disposal and it's not so perfect anymore.

I'd like to see the iPods' prices drop, but not if it involves putting them through a garbage disposal.

Which doesn't really make any sense, but it's the end of the day, and my brain went home a couple of hours ago.


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Re: (OT) New iPod coming? #19739 10/13/04 06:23 PM
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A price drop and a record with multi input function - record from external sources - would get me to purchase one.
The iPod is indeed an excellent device, possibly tops in its field, and God knows mp3's run my life but, the one main factor for folks like me in Trinidad & Tobago is cost. It takes $6.30 (in my currency) to make $1 US dollar. That put's an iPod Mini at appr. $1569, then when you factor in s&h, import duties, skybox fees... yer lookin' at close to $2,000.
To drop the jaw a bit further, when I bought my 266DT in '98, I paid close to $16,000 TT dollars - and that was IMPORTED!! Purchasing it locally would have cost me more like $21,000!!!

But I digress needlessly...
Given the huge popularity and success of the iPod, there's no reason AT ALL to hope for a price drop (like they do with the Macs). So, I'll just have to hope for a windfall to get one. One thing's for sure... I DO want one.

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Any discussion of an iPod with photo/video capabilities just would not be complete without the inevitable comparison to Microsoft's new Portable Media Centers. It'll be interesting to see how folks react to this "iPod killer."

Even if it was the coolest thing in the world, what phrase do you suppose is most likely to be heard from the kids this holiday shopping season?

"Mom, Dad...can I get an iPod for Christmas?" smile

or

"Mom, Dad...can I get a Windows Mobile powered Portable Media Center for Christmas. Oh and by the way, they're not actually made by Microsoft. You'll need to look for something called a Creative Zen Portable Media Center or a Samsung YH-999 Portable Media Center. And actually we'll have to upgrade our computer to the latest version of Windows XP so we can encode content for use with the [insert brand name here] Portable Media Center. But that won't be a problem, will it?" :rolleyes:

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