Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by Chris_J_0907, Oct 3, 2005.
Looks like I was wrong, and Apple might well be announcing the 5G iPods.
You never know with Apple
ppl kinda suspected a flash player to replace the mini's, but were all taken aback by how Apple could manufacture all the Nano's in secret and get them out so quick
Prob doing it now with 5th gen....
IF they are going to stick at 40 gig hard drive in the 5G, then isnt there going to be a whole in the sales between 5-20 gig, does this mean we could see the mini coming back, and the ipod itself going upmarket?
Rumour is perpendicular drives will be used to:
a) increase capacity and keep same physical size, and/or
b) keep same capacity in smaller physical size,
so Apple can have bigger screen, with a new smaller click wheel. Thats the rumour anyway
Mini's won't be back. Why harm Nano sales? Nano has replaced mini line anyhow's.
I reckon 6-8-10gb flash sizes in 2-3 years
I'd say 1-2 years.
Still too damned slow, this flash-based progress. I want 60GB flash, and I want it now!
Oh, along with the cash to pay for what would currently be a stupidly expensive player!
I reckon that would be nice, it will be interesting to see the 5G ipods when they are released.
Apple has announced a One More Thing event on October 12, 2005, at the same California Theatre venue in San Jose where the iPod photo and U2 Special Edition iPod were announced last year. The event, promoted to select media, will begin at 10:00am Pacific, and is named after the famed oratory trick of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who uses the phrase as a prelude to a bombshell announcement at the close of a keynote speech. As contrasted with the blue jeans image used to tease the announcement of the iPod nano, the One More Thing event is promoted with a red theater-like curtain. iLounge will be on hand to provide coverage of the days announcements, which will come one day after the company publicly discloses its financial results on October 11.
It's being advertised with a movie curtain so does that mean music video playback, or maybe more.
The iView cometh, perhaps ..?
They certainly make a big deal of their product announcements don't they!.
have a look at this, wonder if it'll be like the 5th gen.!!!
A video one would be a "educated surprise"
I hope they at the least do a black one as well as white, like Nano. More colours would be a pleasant surprise
I dont see the point, nor like the idea of the vPod
Seriously, what is the point, when 'most' people use their ipod they are on the move, wouldnt that be the point of the vPod...however, how can you be on the move and watching a movie, unless on a train or a bus. Since when can we watch a video whilst we are walking or driving etc. So the only times people could use them are whilst sitting at home or work or whilst on the train or bus somewhere
However, if they do release it, im sure the prices of the 20GB colour will come down, if they do i think i will buy one
..that exact same problem hasnt prevented the take off of other media devices such as cell phones or other personal media players made by archos, creative, iriver...to name but a few! I think they call it technological advancement and being innovative...albeit there are loads of players already out on the market
do you really see many people walking around with a video player in their hand? or do you see more with an ipod in their pocket and the distinctive white earphones?
Thing is, when you use your phone, i usually stop if i need to text someone, cus then i cant see where i am going, the same applying for most people, therefore from my point of view i wouldnt implement it, unless i knew there was a large market share to take. An Apple being Apple realise that if they put one in there then they will make more money
A smaller 80GB black iPod with removable battery will do me, should find out tomorrow.
Well you aint gonna be using it for video while your walking around are you It's meant to be used while waiting in a long queue, on the train or bus, or something to do in your lunch break, that kind of thing.
wonder if its gonna look like this?
What do you mean, find out tomorrow? I thought they werent making an 'announcement' till November...
nope...tommorrow, 6.00pm uk time is the 'one more thing' apple announcement when its widely believed that there will be either a new ipod video to add to the current line up or a replacement of the existing ipod photo with all new video models...
dups45 you are right but if there is no new product from apple, how are the Apple faithful gonna justify paying for their seventh iPod?
Seventh ipod?, the 'faithful' would have had 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, Mini, 2G Mini, Shuffle, ipod Photo and the nano. So a new ipod tomorrow would be Apple's 10th new ipod, Not including different capacities, colors or special editions pods.
You'll never walk alone, oh Apple United!
All the rumours that I've read are not mentioning video any more
oooh, the sweet suspense.
With those capacities, I really hope for USB OTG
Although if they want sleeker, smaller players, prob won't happen. Sigh
The rumours leaking out of the conference are for Video as well - taken from engadget:-
New iPod announced! The new iPod, as speculated, features video capabilities and the wider display, but its still a music-first device.
The device will feature a 2.5-inch display, QVGA resolution (320 x 240), and will MPEG-4 h.264 (natch), and presumably Quicktime.
The new iPod will be 30% thinner than the current 20GB iPod (making it 0.44-inches thicksay wha?), and will feature a 60GB version and editions of both in black. The 20GB should go for $299, and the 60GB for $399. Theyll be shipping next week.
actual photo here? http://www.xs4all.nl/~lucasrag/pics/
More live comments from Engadget:-
The iPod will have TV out.
Stevie has iTunes 6.0 up thereonly about a month after introducing iTunes 5.0. iTunes 6.0 will feature video downloads (big surprise, right?)at launch over 2,000 music videos will be made available at a cost of $1.99 apiece.
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