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MacRumors
Dec 7, 2006, 01:57 PM
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Appleinsider reports (http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=2291) that according to their sources, Apple is planning on introducing three distinct iPod models over the next year (2007).

One model is reported to be the long-awaited full Video iPod, but Steve Jobs has "so far been unwilling to commit the marketing and other resources necessary to bring the device to market" until the market response to the iTunes Movie store and iTV can be better gauged.

The identity of the other two iPod models to be introduced over the next year are not known, however, one analyst (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2006/12/20061206100623.shtml) recently introduced the possibility of a 16GB Flash-based Video iPod to be introduced in the 1st quarter of 2007.



kskill
Dec 7, 2006, 02:01 PM
makes sense that jobs would wait until the whole package is ready to release the video ipod.
...but it sucks that we have to wait for that to happen. i'll download a movie or two, i promise.

MatthewConnelly
Dec 7, 2006, 02:01 PM
I'm so glad I held off on buying a new iPod. I'll just stick to my 3rd Gen from June 2004 until the next generation come around!

DMann
Dec 7, 2006, 02:03 PM
Hopefully, larger flash memory
storage available, and great
new features; wireless, modified
OSX, PDF capabilities, true Quicktime
playback- - totally worth the wait.

Mgkwho
Dec 7, 2006, 02:03 PM
I see Apple releasing higher capacity nanos, the new iPod full screen, and iPhone.



So I thought the three models were obvious.


-=|Mgkwho

chicagdan
Dec 7, 2006, 02:08 PM
makes sense that jobs would wait until the whole package is ready to release the video ipod.
...but it sucks that we have to wait for that to happen. i'll download a movie or two, i promise.

I think this shows why he's Steve Jobs and no one else is ... he's playing this exactly right, he's not going to jump into a marketplace that does not exist and risk tarnishing the iPod brand in the process. So far there doesn't seem to be a huge market for movie downloads and hand-held movie devices. It may never arrive. I thought at first that I'd like to watch TV on my iPod on the train to work, but that lasted maybe a couple of days, I'm back to reading and listening to music.

arn
Dec 7, 2006, 02:09 PM
I see Apple releasing higher capacity nanos, the new iPod full screen, and iPhone.

So I thought the three models were obvious.


Yep... depends if Apple considers the iPhone an iPod first. would make sense if they did.

arn

Mgkwho
Dec 7, 2006, 02:10 PM
Apple/Jobs releases products they know will be a success. Ever since Jobs came back, they've slimmed their product line and produced only necessarily distinct machines.

I remember some article even saying this strategy led to the cutting of almost ready-for-production products.

So it would seem as if this would corroborte AppleInsider's story.

However, there have been rumors that have been "founded on fact" for almost/over a year! Wouldn't you think Jobs has had enough time to assess the situation?

And remember, while Apple sells products that all go together, each is successful as a standalone product. Therefore, the fullscreen iPod should be successful even without iTV!

So I think the iPod can get released and be successful in MacWorld.

---
And yes, arn, I remember you saying during your tv interview that it would likely be an iPod, a music device at heart. I think Apple's strong point is realizing their vision and staying true to the nature of a product. So it would seem as if they would strongly consider the phone a music device at core.

At least the lower-end model. The higher one might replace computers some day :P!!
---

-=|Mgkwho

thisbechuck
Dec 7, 2006, 02:13 PM
I must be missing something here-- why would Apple want to develop a 16GB flash video ipod? Isn't the point of flash memory (generally) to keep the size of the unit down? A video ipod smaller than current 1.8inch HDs would be uselessly small. And if the unit is going to be large enough to enjoyably watch movies, why limit yourself to 16GB when the 100GB 1.8HD has just been released?

spicyapple
Dec 7, 2006, 02:16 PM
My prediction is Apple will bring back the iPod mini form factor. It'll replace the 30 GB iPod models. The full-screen iPod will be the 80 GB or 100 GB model that also interfaces with iTV. And lastly, the nano form will remain with doubling of hard drive capacity as well as a 50% larger screen/resolution. :)

Rocketman
Dec 7, 2006, 02:17 PM
Looking on the Samsung website 16GB flash has a bandwidth of about 25 megabytes per second. Two of those in a RAID configuration in an allscreen iPod would be sufficient for a true HD experience, even outputing to an HDMI output.

Rocketman

topgun072003
Dec 7, 2006, 02:18 PM
So....MWSF or the Tuesday after?

Mgkwho
Dec 7, 2006, 02:19 PM
I must be missing something here-- why would Apple want to develop a 16GB flash video ipod?

Yes you are missing something.

Flash memory is used in the nanos and shuffle (I think the suffle, right?).

The 16GB drive would be a future nano, possibly in a line of 4, 8, and 16 sizes. Not a regular iPod.

-=|Mgkwho

spicyapple
Dec 7, 2006, 02:20 PM
...a bandwidth of about 25 megabytes per second. Two of those in a RAID configuration in an allscreen iPod would be sufficient for a true HD experience
That's a lot more bandwidth than required. HD video 1080p requires about 12-25 Mbits per second. (2-3 MB/sec), but would require a dedicated DSP. The iPod could decode it, if it were docked.

aswitcher
Dec 7, 2006, 02:27 PM
I really hope one has BT and wireless headphone - the year the wires were cut!

Or. imagine a nano built into stylish warp around headphones. Headphones that could still dock with current ipod docks.

Rocketman
Dec 7, 2006, 02:28 PM
That's a lot more bandwidth than required. HD video 1080p requires about 12-25 Mbits per second. (2-3 MB/sec), but would require a dedicated DSP. The iPod could decode it, if it were docked.

I hear ya, but it seems to me limitations in either DSP capacity or bandwidth can be made up for by a caching capacity to send decoded content to the viewer.

Input via 802.11n and/or internal HD and output via flash server. We're talking about a very space limited device here with heavy battery life requirements.

Whatrever they do, I just want it to do essentially everything in one package. TV viewer, iPod, Bookreader, remote, cell phone, videophone, camera, video camera, preferably a CC swipe dongle too.

Rocketman

Squonk
Dec 7, 2006, 02:31 PM
My prediction is Apple will bring back the iPod mini form factor. It'll replace the 30 GB iPod models. The full-screen iPod will be the 80 GB or 100 GB model that also interfaces with iTV. And lastly, the nano form will remain with doubling of hard drive capacity as well as a 50% larger screen/resolution. :)

Is the Mini that much larger than the Nano really?

Is there room on the Nano for a 50% larger screen? Isn't the screen already stretched close to the edge of it?

I think Apple has the spectrum covered with the shuffle/nano/"bigPod" form factors.

chicagdan
Dec 7, 2006, 02:32 PM
I really hope one has BT and wireless headphone - the year the wires were cut!

Or. imagine a nano built into stylish warp around headphones. Headphones that could still dock with current ipod docks.

Don't you find it ironic that the more we supposedly cut the wires, the more we have to plug these devices in to recharge? BT is a massive pain in the ass on my Moto phone, I turn it off because it kills my battery.

YoGramMamma
Dec 7, 2006, 02:33 PM
I must be missing something here-- why would Apple want to develop a 16GB flash video ipod? Isn't the point of flash memory (generally) to keep the size of the unit down? A video ipod smaller than current 1.8inch HDs would be uselessly small. And if the unit is going to be large enough to enjoyably watch movies, why limit yourself to 16GB when the 100GB 1.8HD has just been released?

That is one reason for using flash memory. Another reason, more notable in this case is battery life. Flash uses significantly less power that a spinning hard drive. This is why a nano at less than half the size of a video iPod can last 24 hours on a single charge vs the 30GB's 14 or so hours. Flash memory is not necessarly only for making thing smaller. Also remember its more shock proof. They could also replace the space taken up by the 1.8" hard drive now, with a battery the size of what the hard drive used to be, toss in a few flash chips, and this would allow for watching movies a much longer time .. OR it could also free up the available battery power to go to extra processing power needed for decoding larger and/or Higher Definition files.

16 GB is plently to store about 8 or more movies since movies are about 1.5 GB and it would actually allow you to have enough battery life to last you through more than just 1 or 2 movies.

aswitcher
Dec 7, 2006, 02:35 PM
Don't you find it ironic that the more we supposedly cut the wires, the more we have to plug these devices in to recharge? BT is a massive pain in the ass on my Moto phone, I turn it off because it kills my battery.

My wires are the number one reason my music/podcast listening is interrupted as cords catch on clothes, bags and even other people on public transport - usually pulling one or both earphones out. They also get tangled between usess in my bag (even when wound up) and have to be untangled before I can get going.

OwlsAndApples
Dec 7, 2006, 02:37 PM
Don't you find it ironic that the more we supposedly cut the wires, the more we have to plug these devices in to recharge? BT is a massive pain in the ass on my Moto phone, I turn it off because it kills my battery.

I find it ironic that we've spent years developing a wireless communications device when we've had it all along - the letter!;)

Rojo
Dec 7, 2006, 02:48 PM
It totally makes sense that Steve wants to wait and see how movie downloads do, however there's just one problem -- many people (including me) are hesitant to download movies until there's enough support for them. Right now, the music store only has Disney movies, and they can only be seen on the computer (in not so great quality) or in the current 5gen iPods, which many people think are too small for viewing movies.

Until more movie studios offer their movies on iTMS, or the full-screen video iPod shows up, movie downloads aren't going to be as big as they could be -- but if Steve's opting a "wait and see" attitude, things could go nowhere. So it's almost a Catch-22.

Of course iTV could change everything...

thisbechuck
Dec 7, 2006, 02:53 PM
That is one reason for using flash memory. Another reason, more notable in this case is battery life. Flash uses significantly less power that a spinning hard drive. This is why a nano at less than half the size of a video iPod can last 24 hours on a single charge vs the 30GB's 14 or so hours. Flash memory is not necessarly only for making thing smaller. Also remember its more shock proof. They could also replace the space taken up by the 1.8" hard drive now, with a battery the size of what the hard drive used to be, toss in a few flash chips, and this would allow for watching movies a much longer time .. OR it could also free up the available battery power to go to extra processing power needed for decoding larger and/or Higher Definition files.

16 GB is plently to store about 8 or more movies since movies are about 1.5 GB and it would actually allow you to have enough battery life to last you through more than just 1 or 2 movies.

Hmm... well yeah, I know that it also uses less battery but I just dont see it making sense. It just seems counter-intuitive. If I had a video ipod I would use it to store movies so I wouldn't have to bring my DVD collection around. Maybe keep it plugged into the car to show movies in the back. If this flash video ipod could only store a few movies at a time, you would have to keep your movies permanently loaded onto your computer, taking up space. My current 80GB drive is barely enough for my software and music, let alone video. Not to mention that the screen would probably be the main power draw in a video ipod, not the hard drive (is this right?). Regarding your shock-proofing comment, I don't see that being a big draw-- jogging while watching your video ipod?

ziwi
Dec 7, 2006, 02:56 PM
The iPod video is the one that intrigues me as one can see how it could be used for other purposes - perhaps PDA functions as well as a gaming console like PSP or DS with the rumored games interest. The quality and batterylife need to be outstanding...with all this wireless talk we might as well be cyborgs with or without the wires...;)

MrFirework
Dec 7, 2006, 03:02 PM
I think it's silly to believe that iPods wouldn't see a pretty serious upgrade after the Zune launch. Apple can't, and won't, rest on it laurels. It will continue to innovate, to lead the world in portable media devices.

Flowbee
Dec 7, 2006, 03:05 PM
One model is reported to be the long-awaited full Video iPod, but Steve Jobs has "so far been unwilling to commit the marketing and other resources necessary to bring the device to market" until the market response to the iTunes Movie store and iTV can be better gauged.

Which I'm guessing means that the iTunes Movie Store hasn't been a runaway success... yet. Not that I would expect it to be, until the iTV is out and some more studios sign on.

gkarris
Dec 7, 2006, 03:06 PM
A full screen video iPOD (same size as 5G iPod now, but the screen over the whole unit), 3 configs:

16 Gig Flash
60 Gig hard drive
100 Gig hard drive

The flash has a slot to slide a hard drive in!!!

(Oooh, I think I soiled myself....)

psychofreak
Dec 7, 2006, 03:07 PM
I find it ironic that we've spent years developing a wireless communications device when we've had it all along - the letter!;)

What's that? Will it come with Leopard? Have you tried the beta?

Its probably a codename, apple may just call it iLetter.

iJawn108
Dec 7, 2006, 03:18 PM
Sport nano

macFanDave
Dec 7, 2006, 03:53 PM
I'm jonesing bad for a BROWN one!

bearbo
Dec 7, 2006, 03:57 PM
I think this shows why he's Steve Jobs and no one else is ... he's playing this exactly right, he's not going to jump into a marketplace that does not exist and risk tarnishing the iPod brand in the process.

that's what makes macintosh sound like a religion... and makes Steve Jobs
sound like the God

JZ Wire
Dec 7, 2006, 04:33 PM
I've been wanting to buy a new iPod but ive been putting it off until something new shows up. I really want the true video ipod but we'll see what happens. Im waiting until after Xmas and after MW 07 to see what little goodies jobs brings out. Cant wait to see iTV!!! :D

jmbear
Dec 7, 2006, 05:16 PM
Shuffle
iPod Nano
iPod Video
iPhone

Thatīs about it.

rdowns
Dec 7, 2006, 05:24 PM
I'm jonesing bad for a BROWN one!

The iSh*t?

nighthawk
Dec 7, 2006, 07:55 PM
It is possible that the iTV falls into the iPod brand ("iPod TV" anyone?) and this is counted toward one of the new iPod items.

twoodcc
Dec 7, 2006, 08:05 PM
makes sense that jobs would wait until the whole package is ready to release the video ipod.
...but it sucks that we have to wait for that to happen. i'll download a movie or two, i promise.

yeah i agree. it does make sense, but we have to wait.

charkshark
Dec 7, 2006, 08:07 PM
Which I'm guessing means that the iTunes Movie Store hasn't been a runaway success... yet. Not that I would expect it to be, until the iTV is out and some more studios sign on.

I think it was not meant to be a runaway success just yet, until the release of a TRUE video iPod, as well as iTV. I am thinking it was meant to be an introduction, as of late. Later on with the release of iTV, or true video iPod, I think they will for sure up the video quality from the current H.264 480x272, to almost double, something possibly like 860x544? Possibly higher, even HD for he iTV,.. iPods will still be able to play the video, just not in full res.

cherrypop
Dec 7, 2006, 08:38 PM
iPod sport:

I hope Apple expands their relationship with Nike and releases an iPod with integrated Nike+ and some form of wireless functionality.

It would be great to come in from a run and just leave the iPod near my Mac and have it move the run data to Nike's site automatically.

cloudnine
Dec 7, 2006, 08:40 PM
I hear ya, but it seems to me limitations in either DSP capacity or bandwidth can be made up for by a caching capacity to send decoded content to the viewer.

Input via 802.11n and/or internal HD and output via flash server. We're talking about a very space limited device here with heavy battery life requirements.

Whatrever they do, I just want it to do essentially everything in one package. TV viewer, iPod, Bookreader, remote, cell phone, videophone, camera, video camera, preferably a CC swipe dongle too.

Rocketman


And let me guess, you want it to be about $250 - $300, too, right? o_O

ugh.

OdduWon
Dec 7, 2006, 09:06 PM
maybe these new iPods will be different proportions of the same concept. http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j248/jonathaniliff/appledesignplan.jpgwith the adition of the full size to the nano and pod sized ones now, they will all be slabs of plastic and hi resolution touch screens. with retro face images and virtulizer this is going to be the next big thing for apple. It will be like , apple, so easy its like reaching out and touching it.:o

Mgkwho
Dec 7, 2006, 11:14 PM
Four models actually...

Shuffle
iPod Nano
iPod Video
iPhone


What is there to upgrade on the shuffle? The only thing would be higher capacity; how is that somethig to include in a product roadmap until the flash is there in the market?

Well, they could chop off any part that's not behind the controls...that's probably two years off though at least.



3 models, actually...




-=|Mgkwho

SactoGuy18
Dec 8, 2006, 12:11 AM
I can guess we'll these new models in 2007:

1) 3G nano with up to 20 GB of flash memory, but using the same form factor as the current model.

2) 6G "conventional" iPod with 40 and 80 GB hard drives about the same size as the current 5.5G iPods. They will use the new touchscreen interface with a larger LCD display so you can watch videos clearly.

3) A true "video" iPod with 80 and 120 GB hard drives in a device about the size of unit designed to Microsoft Oragami specs (e.g., Samsung Q1 series) with a large screen and that new touch-screen interface. Unlike other new-generation iPods this new iPod will sport an IEEE-1394 interface for faster video transfer to device from desktop/laptop computer.

macenforcer
Dec 8, 2006, 03:16 AM
I don't know, I am getting sick of the ipod.

(dives out of the way of sniper bullet)


Right now lots of companies are surpassing the ipod in many ways. I am surprised the ipod has not progressed much at all in the pas year. For instance the archos 04 series of players is way better than the ipod in doing video and other stuff.

As far as the nano is concerned I found a player that is too good to be true. Check out the insignia 4gb player from best buy. Hooks up as a usb hard drive, just drag music over. Has a very large screen, removable battery, FM radio with record, photos, video, music. Its not a looker but you won't care when you see the screen quailty. I got this instead of the nano and have not looked back.

I think the day is over for not including some kind of recording function on these babies wether its video or fm recording.

Apple is resting too long on its laurels. Time to step up to the plate with something cool.

tuftywhite
Dec 8, 2006, 06:20 AM
I'm looking forward to it coming out.

If there are more films (movies) sold in the US then perhaps we'll be able to buy them in the UK.

It was bad enough waiting for iTunes music store to open in the UK. We know there are films for sale, we just can't buy them.

Anybody got a US credit card they don't want any more? :)

Leoff
Dec 8, 2006, 07:25 AM
I think the day is over for not including some kind of recording function on these babies wether its video or fm recording.

FM recording? You're kidding, right?

When a person buys an .mp3 player, be it an iPod, Creative, Scan-disk, or even a "Zune", they're not looking for an FM radio, let alone the ability to record off of one.

macenforcer
Dec 8, 2006, 07:40 AM
FM recording? You're kidding, right?

When a person buys an .mp3 player, be it an iPod, Creative, Scan-disk, or even a "Zune", they're not looking for an FM radio, let alone the ability to record off of one.

So naive.

sushi
Dec 8, 2006, 08:46 AM
I must be missing something here-- why would Apple want to develop a 16GB flash video ipod? Isn't the point of flash memory (generally) to keep the size of the unit down? A video ipod smaller than current 1.8inch HDs would be uselessly small. And if the unit is going to be large enough to enjoyably watch movies, why limit yourself to 16GB when the 100GB 1.8HD has just been released?
With regards to HD and flash based iPods, when it is all said and done I see the following:

- Flash memory based iPods will be for music.

- HD based iPods will be for videos.

benthewraith
Dec 8, 2006, 08:51 AM
I'm just going to get an 80 GB Black iPod video. My iPod mini has finally gone out and it's just that time.

flukewurm
Dec 8, 2006, 08:59 AM
heyseus i hope the 16gb flash vid ipod is true. my just-over-one-year-old 30gb photo hdd died yesterday and im pist and refuse to buy another hdd based mp3 player.

Swarmlord
Dec 8, 2006, 09:12 AM
Can you "rip" your personal DVDs to a video iPod the way you can rip your CDs for the songs?

Rojo
Dec 8, 2006, 09:31 AM
I can guess we'll these new models in 2007:

1) 3G nano with up to 20 GB of flash memory, but using the same form factor as the current model.

I don't see the next gen shuffle getting such a huge jump in capacity. I'd say 16GB at MOST, though maybe just 12.

2) 6G "conventional" iPod with 40 and 80 GB hard drives about the same size as the current 5.5G iPods. They will use the new touchscreen interface with a larger LCD display so you can watch videos clearly.

3) A true "video" iPod with 80 and 120 GB hard drives in a device about the size of unit designed to Microsoft Oragami specs (e.g., Samsung Q1 series) with a large screen and that new touch-screen interface. Unlike other new-generation iPods this new iPod will sport an IEEE-1394 interface for faster video transfer to device from desktop/laptop computer.

"Conventional" and "true video" versions both with 80GB? Who would buy the conventional one? Yeah, there might be a price difference for the bigger screen, but I think everyone would just opt for that. If they keep the conventional smaller sceen version around (for people who want more music plus the occassional TV show), expect to see a bigger space capacity difference between it and the true video version (targeted towards movie watchers, with a larger capacity model only).

dernhelm
Dec 8, 2006, 09:48 AM
I don't get all the noise about the 16GB flash video iPod. It won't be anything special, just a 16GB Nano (the next obvious progression) that will be enhanced to also play video (which was pointless previously because of the small capacity flash). With 16GB you can carry around a couple of movies without having to delete most of your music collection.

princealfie
Dec 8, 2006, 09:53 AM
Gotta love that nano eh? :rolleyes:

lmalave
Dec 8, 2006, 10:12 AM
I don't get all the noise about the 16GB flash video iPod. It won't be anything special, just a 16GB Nano (the next obvious progression) that will be enhanced to also play video (which was pointless previously because of the small capacity flash). With 16GB you can carry around a couple of movies without having to delete most of your music collection.

It implies a new form factor though. I mean, the nano's screen is just too small to view video on.

How about this, though:

A full-screen vPod with 16 GB flash storage. It would have the same relationship to the bigger hard-drive based vPod as the nano has to the full-size iPod. Both would have the touch-sensitive bezel that actually allows it to be full-screen. I picture it about the size of 4 or 5 credit-cards stacked on top of each other. Such a tiny size in a video player could be the "wow" factor that drives vPod sales and makes the iTunes movie/tv show store really take off (to an order of magnitude greater degree than the current moderately successful level).

alec
Dec 8, 2006, 11:57 AM
Yes! 3 new iPods!!! Lavender, grey, and Urple.....

spicyapple
Dec 8, 2006, 12:01 PM
The true video iPod will come with a built-in projector (that uses laser diodes) that allows it to play movies by projecting it onto any large, bright surface. The technology for such ultraportable projectors exist, so even though it's not commercially available for another 2 years, I think we're going to see it very soon in iPods. :)

Kardashian
Dec 8, 2006, 12:02 PM
I would love a 12GB+ Flash Nano.

Make me very happy! :)

kddpop
Dec 8, 2006, 01:02 PM
Can you "rip" your personal DVDs to a video iPod the way you can rip your CDs for the songs?

yes.

http://handbrake.m0k.org/

hope this helps.
~kyle

samh004
Dec 8, 2006, 02:20 PM
I see Apple releasing higher capacity nanos, the new iPod full screen, and iPhone.

So I thought the three models were obvious.

-=|Mgkwho

Yes... I can't see them replacing the nano for something completely new, as it's doing so well as it is. Although I guess, no one expected the mini to be dropped, and that was doing well too.

Trouble is, where does the shuffle fit into that roadmap, seeing as it is doing so well.

AvSRoCkCO1067
Dec 8, 2006, 02:32 PM
Yes! 3 new iPods!!! Lavender, grey, and Urple.....

Or brown, white, and black...? :p

hawken1
Dec 8, 2006, 10:10 PM
edit...

twoodcc
Dec 9, 2006, 12:09 AM
**************************** I M P O R T A N T A N N O U N C E M E N T ************************************

iTunes will be closed from 12/25-1/2.

that's the EU Store -

I wonder what they're up to?

moviestore/iPhone/...we'll know soon I guess

dang that is big. you got a link to that?

hawken1
Dec 9, 2006, 04:58 AM
dang that is big. you got a link to that?

I have to back on that for a while ...

I think it might just be their office...

penter
Dec 9, 2006, 09:53 PM
I'm so glad I held off on buying a new iPod. I'll just stick to my 3rd Gen from June 2004 until the next generation come around!


I've been waiting as well, but i've been on my toes for quite a while now, since i cant do much with a partially functioning gen 4 ipod.

all i have now is a borrowed gen 1 shuffle, which really sucks. i cant wait for the true video ipod to come out so i can get rid of this stupid shuffle!

dzire187
Dec 11, 2006, 07:24 AM
What I would love to see is an iPod with a wireless unit on board. Those wifi units are being included in cell phones nowadays, so they should be small in size and not be consuming too much power anymore

I can imagine some nice scenarios using wifi-enabled iPods in your home network:


- access your shared library.

- stream music off your iPod to your airport express devices.

- use the iPod as an airtunes device and access it just as you would any other airtunes device straight out of iTunes.


Well, maybe i am the only one who would love to see all that coming. Although i don't think the 3rd scenario is a realisitic one, it would be a shame if the first 2 don't come with the next gen iPods...i'll wait and see.

btw: i don't need any of the video playback capabilities...nice to have, but imho unnecessary...

Sawtoothdude
Dec 11, 2006, 09:30 PM
I can't wait to see the new iPods, I love when Apple releases new things.

mi5moav
Dec 11, 2006, 11:16 PM
I have no clue what the new ipods will look like I have not seen them.....however one of them, will have T-mobile hotspot integration. No, you can not call using your ipod it is for transferring photos/songs/contacts/whatever. I believe though I am not sure that you will have 1 year FREE hotspot access through T-Mobile if you buy a new ipod. I have a feeling though these will be for the larger $399 and up models. Anytime you are near an T-Mobile hotspot you can send your pictures photos etc... to ANY ipod!!!! (though, if you do not have a Hotspot capable ipod you will have to retrieve the messages from itunes and sync to your ipod)

mrthieme
Dec 12, 2006, 08:48 AM
I would be happy just to see the more durable aluminum case on the video ipod. I know everyone wants a larger screen, but for me it is very good in it's present form, just too easy to damage.

mrmarkus1215
Dec 12, 2006, 01:55 PM
so say all this comes to fruition; new models wont be out until march/april, right?

sumfilipinodude
Jan 14, 2007, 05:02 PM
I currently own an iPod Mini and i've been wanting a new one but seeing as how the iPod Video is a year or so old, i thought a new iPod should come around the corner soon.

I know the Zune sucks from what i've heard but i do like the way it looks. The screen has backgrounds and there's color everywhere.
I think the plain white iPod background is a bit boring.

So i'd like to see a bigger and more decorative screen. I mean, look at the iPhone. It's freaking gorgeous.

Khryz
Jan 14, 2007, 09:34 PM
I'm so glad I held off on buying a new iPod. I'll just stick to my 3rd Gen from June 2004 until the next generation come around!

I'm the same way. I have the same iPod, probably bought it the same time (all I remember is that summer), and I would love a new iPod but they have been out for a good amount of time, and I don't NEED it so I figure I'll wait for a new one until we hear of any announcements.

All I know is I wouldn't care for a video iPod since I don't buy movies, just looking for a new music iPod.

dllavaneras
Jan 14, 2007, 09:44 PM
After seeing the keynote again, I definitely want a 80 Gb (or whatever big capacity) iPod with touchscreen. That thing is amazing!

uv23
Jan 15, 2007, 09:02 AM
I also have a mini and am also holding of for a new model. Hopefully soon.