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5th Gen iPod

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by dups45, Aug 11, 2005.

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    Any news about the 5th gen iPod i heard a rumour that it may be hitting the UK shops before santa arrives? Anyone confirm that, and/or any of the specifications?

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    i've heard that it might be a PVP?? as long as they don't put the shuffle wheel on it, I'll probably be interested.
     
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    I'm guessing that they will be getting into video sometime soon.
    I really can't get on with the wheel on my iPod, I find it far too sensitive.
     
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    My guess is that the iPod is due a huge overhaul sometime soon. I think the basic look will stay the same, but the iPod is fairly large now compared to the HD5. So I think Apple will be keen to make it into either a video player, or reduce the size dramatically.

    I notice that Apple have recently change the patent on the iPod to include video playback.
     
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    I heard something along the lines of that they were making it look more like the mini overall and that its going to have a silvercase, going to keep iTunes and the Clickwheel, also i heard a rumour that they have solved their battery problem...the company that supply the battery have managed to double/triple the battery life, which really would make the iPod superior to everything else!
     
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    Def before Xmas or for it. Otherwise Apple wouldn't have really changed the iPod for 1.5 - 2 years

    They'll prob make the batt slightly better.

    Oh here's some (related/unrelated) news. Some 3rd part made the click wheel for Apple. Apple have recently dumped them and made everything for the iPod in house, apart from the HD and CPU

    Edit: and then there's those persistent rumours about music videos coming to iTunes.... ;)
     
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    There is nothing wrong with the battery it's perfectly fine, it's the power consumption that's the problem lol. They have a new chipset for that which is much more conservative with the juice, the new mini uses it and it's battery life jumped from 8 - 18 hours. Judging from that expect a new ipod to jump from 12 to at least 20, although play music vids etc and that'll drain it.

    I hope they keep the scroll wheel, it's the most ingenious control system i've ever used.
     
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    Don't own an iPod, but still want to second this!
     
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    Yes I'm aware of the 2nd gen mini's new chipset. But you've said it - its unlikely Apple will expect a consumer to fork out cash for a new player that has better batt but still only plays music

    they will add something - FM? Video?

    so they will still need to improve batt capacity, even with the new chipset

    but thats not a prob, as batt tech is improving all the time
     
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    I have now become torn between the iPod and the Sony, i really dont know which one to get...obviously im not going to bother buying one now until they release the new ones.

    Im liking the iPod because of its ease of use, it has a great click wheel which i found to be simple and easy to use, the only thing that is stopping me from buyin one is the battery life....but reports are suggesting the new one will have a better battery and one that is replaceable

    where the sony is concerned, if they put a colour screen and some type of navigation tool on it, instead of buttons then i will want to buy that
     
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    anyone know the release date for this or for the sony HDx yet?
     
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    Still being quoted (off the record) as some time this September. Don't think anyone without links to Sony knows exactly when, though.
     
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    There is meant to be an iPod phone on the way this year, there is some talk, however, that the mobile phone networks don't want a product that can download from a PC, they want to flog us the music over their networks.
    Well in case they have missed the bleeding obvious - that won't sell!
     
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    loads of new stuff is always coming out the IM7 speakers are going to be huge this xmas and they are out in 3 weeks.

    Also the new itrip lcd is going to be massive expect to find the currenty itrip is short supply for the next 2 months.

    pics of both are here

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