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Apple to announce Video iPod in just over an hour

Chubbs

TRIBE Member
Info on it leaked a week or two ago, but then was wiped off the net just as quikly as it was put on.

It was claimed to be fake, but I'd put my money on seeing it busted out today.

And I must say that I for one, am extremly excited to see whatever it is they are announcing.
 

EffinHard

TRIBE Member
they showed this really shitty looking mockup on CNN, that was supposed to be the new Ipod. I nearly puked and it looke dmore like a creative zen than an ipod. lol. They got it from an unconfirmed source on an unnamed blog.

JUST THE FACTS CNN, JUST THE FACTS.
 

alexd

Administrator
Staff member
there are way to many different kinds already. you will probably have to wear solar panels on your head to increase battery life on this sucker
 

freshest1

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by alexd
there are way to many different kinds already. you will probably have to wear solar panels on your head to increase battery life on this sucker
no way, apple is cutting edge, they have opted for a backpack solar panel to increase battery life.
 

Sinister Shadow

TRIBE Member
Pretty slick. More features, bigger color screen, bigger capacities, smaller dimensions overall, new look and feel...

They've made my 10 month old Ipod complete obsolete. The bastards.
 

Rataxès

TRIBE Member
It's cool that they've lowered the prices while adding new features. I can't say that a handheld video thingy is something I'm screaming for, but I'm sure people who spend a lot of commuting time on public transport may find it to be great.

The main problem I see is finding content - re-ripping video is a processor intensive chore even on a high-end machine, and ripping h.264 video takes 6-8hours of big number crunching. Unfortunately, due to the size of files, difficulty ripping, and the technical know how needed to rip and prep files, I see this as being beyond the scope of the 'average' consumer.

With .torrent sites becoming scarcer, finding rips of your favourite shows to watch on the train/subway becomes too hard for somebody who is used to the Rip-mix-burn simplicity of iTunes (or any decent MP3 tool). I understand that Apple is looking to add video content to iTunes and maybe that will solve the problem, although I'm sure that Apple will find itself in an uphill battle with content producers.
 

kuba

TRIBE Member
You'll never win this race, that's what sucks.

I have the 20G and am extremely happy with it.

Now, I'm going to get the 60G but mostly for music, and the ODD video, and not for video.

I like that it's smaller and the battery (hopefully) is better.
 

alexd

Administrator
Staff member
the 10 hour battery life that lasts 3 at most

the 15 hour battery should last maybe 5, for the first few weeks anyways
 

Rataxès

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by kuba
You'll never win this race, that's what sucks.

I have the 20G and am extremely happy with it.

Now, I'm going to get the 60G but mostly for music, and the ODD video, and not for video.

I like that it's smaller and the battery (hopefully) is better.
The design is nicer, and I'm wondering if they've used the larger screen to improve the interface in anyway?

Ironically, I've gone the opposite way with iPods. I started with a 2G 10GB, then a 3G 20GB, then a 4G 40GB. After my 40GB got too small for all my music I finally realized that I really didn't 'use' all that music while mobile anyway, instead I ended up listening to two or three playlists all the time which got replaced every couple of weeks while I wanted a physically smaller device to carry with me. Tried the Shuffle but found it too limiting, and now have a 4GB Nano that is perfect for my needs.

Ideally, I'd like a cell phone/PIM with a built in iPod Nano for music - the Moto RCKR was a good concept but it's crippled storage capacity and abhorent industrial design make it a no go.
 

~atp~

TRIBE Member
Open standard APIs and Protocols

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Universal (form factor) Memory Modules (UMMs)

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Future of digital media.
 
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