Video iPod imminent?

Video iPod imminent?

Summary: Apple has sent out invitations to media and analysts about a special event they're throwing on October 12 at 10am PST at the California Theater in San Jose. AppleInsider has posted a copy of the teaser invitation and is speculating that Apple may release an iPod with video capabilities.

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Apple has sent out invitations to media and analysts about a special event they're throwing on October 12 at 10am PST at the California Theater in San Jose. AppleInsider has posted a copy of the teaser invitation and is speculating that Apple may release an iPod with video capabilities. Also on the short list of possible announcements are new dual-core PowerMac G5 desktops. Apple used a similar event last month to launch the iPod nano and the Motorola ROKR phone with iTunes.

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  • I can see the commercials now

    The hip young guy is watching his iPod movie while walking abound town. He doesn't pay attention at a intersection and crosses against the red - leading to two separate hits by oncomming vehicles - the last of which runs over the iPod, which breaks . . .
    Roger Ramjet
    • You're pretty sick...

      NT
      BitTwiddler
  • Not a video iPod ...

    Steve never liked the idea.
    Reverend MacFellow
    • Well that is his public statements at least but

      it is not unheard of for Steve to try his hand a misdirection on
      occasion...:)

      Still I would be very interested in the problems of battery life,
      screan size and image quality.

      Pagan jim
      Laff
      • What problems?

        I have a 2nd gen and a Nano. None of those issues here.

        My 2nd gen is 3 years old and the battery is still fine.
        BitTwiddler
    • I have my doubts as well

      From an interview September 20, 2005:
      http://www.macworld.com/news/2005/09/20/jobsparis/
      index.php

      Jobs took some time to discuss video on personal devices, like
      the much-rumored Video iPod. While some companies are
      making moves in the video market, Jobs said that the market
      isn?t yet right for personal video devices.

      ?You can already download movies on the iTunes Music Store,
      and some albums offer video as an incentive to buy the music,?
      said Jobs. ?We also offer video podcasts, but will people buy a
      video device just to watch this video? So far they haven?t. No one
      has been successful with that yet.?


      So I don't expect to see a video iPod any time soon. If there is
      one, it won't be about watching the video on the iPod, but about
      downloading it and then connecting to your television or
      monitor.

      Also, there have been rumors floating around about upgrades to
      both the PowerMac line, and the long overdue PowerBook line,
      so I'd expect to see those at this event.
      tic swayback
  • What do I want to see?

    An iTunes subscription service, at $9.95 per month or less.

    I LOVE iTunes. I've purchased about 250 tracks.

    BUT, I also subscribe to Yahoo Music Service. At $59 a year for all-I-Can-Eat Music, it's the cats meow.

    Of course, however, it's "Plays For Sure" Microsoft system doesn't work on iPods (hell, doesn't work on any but about 3 other manufacturers players either), so I have to use the computer for the music.

    I really don't want any other player except iPod.

    An ITMS subscription service would make my day.

    Besides, he'd piss off the music industry even more. Can't help but love that :)
    BitTwiddler
    • No thanks

      Renting is a bad deal in the long run. I'd rather own.
      tic swayback
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