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slipper
Sep 9, 2004, 10:10 PM
this was just added to the apple site but apparently it will be available for order oct. 22 and be shipping sometime before christmas.

whats new is iTunes 5 will be completely intergrated with quicktime. iTunes Music Store will now sell music videos, a new 60gb harddrive, and bluetooth connectivity.

http://giftsofaloha.net/vPod/vPodiPod.jpg

*copied from the apple web site*

guyute
Sep 9, 2004, 10:11 PM
so wrong

pdpfilms
Sep 9, 2004, 10:23 PM
Ha. Ha ha.

We at macrumors laugh at your feeble attempt.

Hahahahahaha

Timelessblur
Sep 9, 2004, 10:27 PM
I voting it is fake. Good photoshop though (just run a google for Apple Vpod and then look take a lot it it. most artical are old and the ones that are more recent have 3 diffenent looks for them.

http://freewebs.com/oculus/vpod.jpg is another one of the fake picks I find you will noticed that it llooks diffent

LeeTom
Sep 9, 2004, 10:29 PM
Taken from Apple, but hosted at http://giftsofaloha.net/vPod ? Hmmm...
Also, notice the apparant JPG aritfacts or "brush tool effects" at the top of said "vPod". Apple wouldn't create an image with any kind of artifacts.
Lastly, the font isn't the same font that Apple uses.

Not trying to be anal, but, this is waaaay too obvious, Alexander.

Lee Tom

Laslo Panaflex
Sep 9, 2004, 10:40 PM
The worst part about it is that:

1. It is promoting Shrek 3, which doesn't exist
2. Shrek is made by Dreamworks, pretty much the only viable CGI competition to Pixar, and we all know who owns Pixar . . .

This is probably the lamest thing I have ever seen

hcuar
Sep 9, 2004, 10:57 PM
OMG!!! Where do I get one? :rolleyes:

hobbes3113
Sep 9, 2004, 10:58 PM
LAME


I can't believe that I wasted my time reading this!! :mad: :mad:

friarbayliff
Sep 9, 2004, 11:03 PM
Do I want one? -- yes

Do I believe it? -- absolutely not

Duff-Man
Sep 9, 2004, 11:05 PM
Duff-Man says...another thread for the ever-popular wasteland.....oh yeah!

hcuar
Sep 9, 2004, 11:22 PM
Duff-Man says...another thread for the ever-popular wasteland.....oh yeah!

It's a pretty good joke... I don't think it really deserves the wasteland.

Phat_Pat
Sep 9, 2004, 11:24 PM
i like these concepts.... some of them are really cool

GaseousPlatypus
Sep 9, 2004, 11:36 PM
We can all at least appreciate the Photoshop work.

512ke
Sep 9, 2004, 11:38 PM
"It is promoting Shrek 3, which doesn't exist."

It's in production. Shrek 4 is in the works.

stoid
Sep 9, 2004, 11:41 PM
"It is promoting Shrek 3, which doesn't exist."

It's in production. Shrek 4 is in the works.

Dear God, it is! This could get ugly soon.

Link (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0413267/) at imdb.com

tech4all
Sep 9, 2004, 11:51 PM
I voting it is fake. Good photoshop though (just run a google for Apple Vpod and then look take a lot it it. most artical are old and the ones that are more recent have 3 diffenent looks for them.

http://freewebs.com/oculus/vpod.jpg is another one of the fake picks I find you will noticed that it llooks diffent

For some reason that link takes me to this thread :confused:


LAME


I can't believe that I wasted my time reading this!! :mad: :mad:

And I can't believe you wasted your time telling us you wasted your time :p lol jk

Mr. Anderson
Sep 10, 2004, 12:35 AM
Aside from it being a fake, the design is wrong.

4 buttons wouldn't be enough - how do you navigate?

You could have done better....

D

Doctor Q
Sep 10, 2004, 01:01 AM
4 buttons wouldn't be enough - how do you navigate?Hey, no problem!

Play: Press button #1.
Pause: Press button #2.
Stop: Press button #3.
Mute: Press button #4.
Volume up: Press buttons #1 and #2.
Volume down: Press buttons #1 and #3.
Skip back: Press buttons #1 and #4.
Skip forward: Press buttons #2 and #3.
Scan back: Press buttons #2 and #4.
Scan forward: Press buttons #3 and #4.
Top menu: Press buttons #1 and #2 and #3.
Menu: Press buttons #1 and #2 and #4.
Previous menu choice: Press buttons #1 and #3 and #4.
Next menu choice: Press buttons #2 and #3 and #4.
Options: Press buttons #1 and #2 and #3 and #4.

t300
Sep 10, 2004, 01:17 AM
Hey, no problem!

Play: Press button #1.
Pause: Press button #2.
Stop: Press button #3.
Mute: Press button #4.
Volume up: Press buttons #1 and #2.
Volume down: Press buttons #1 and #3.
Skip back: Press buttons #1 and #4.
Skip forward: Press buttons #2 and #3.
Scan back: Press buttons #2 and #4.
Scan forward: Press buttons #3 and #4.
Top menu: Press buttons #1 and #2 and #3.
Menu: Press buttons #1 and #2 and #4.
Previous menu choice: Press buttons #1 and #3 and #4.
Next menu choice: Press buttons #2 and #3 and #4.
Options: Press buttons #1 and #2 and #3 and #4.

I commend the time and effort you put into writing that but...NO. That would never be the case. Huge learning curves and Apple , Don't mix!

bousozoku
Sep 10, 2004, 01:17 AM
Sorry, but that's not it. It's interesting but not quite right.

MorganX
Sep 10, 2004, 01:18 AM
Ha. Ha ha.

We at macrumors laugh at your feeble attempt.

Hahahahahaha

ROFLMAO

SpaceMagic
Sep 10, 2004, 01:42 AM
Wow, i read this and took it as a fun joke. Its good photoshop work. Obviously a joke... smirked.

Then i read all your replies and you all take it so seriously! Lighten up people!

"We at macrumors laugh at your feeble attempt."

For example. I wouldn't call it feeble. I cant use PS as well as that.

GeeYouEye
Sep 10, 2004, 01:45 AM
Who would want to watch a movie at what could be at best 320x240?

slipper
Sep 10, 2004, 01:58 AM
lol ladies gentlemen and online badasses. i was bored and did the vPod. but i think its a great idea to intergrate quicktime and sell music videos on iTunes. i came up with this because i no longer buy CDs from the music stores but instead music video DVDs and play those in my car for my listening pleasure and viewing pleasure of my passengers.

shecky
Sep 10, 2004, 02:00 AM
one of these days Humans will realize that watching videos of any kind on a 3" screen gets really old, really quickly.

davegoody
Sep 10, 2004, 03:59 AM
lol ladies gentlemen and online badasses. i was bored and did the vPod. but i think its a great idea to intergrate quicktime and sell music videos on iTunes. i came up with this because i no longer buy CDs from the music stores but instead music video DVDs and play those in my car for my listening pleasure and viewing pleasure of my passengers.

I was thinking EXACTLY along the same lines, started mocking up and was gonna have some fun - then you did it !

Seriously though, good mockup though I do agree more buttons would be needed !

slipper
Sep 10, 2004, 04:38 AM
Hey, no problem!

Play: Press button #1.
Pause: Press button #2.
Stop: Press button #3.
Mute: Press button #4.
Volume up: Press buttons #1 and #2.
Volume down: Press buttons #1 and #3.
Skip back: Press buttons #1 and #4.
Skip forward: Press buttons #2 and #3.
Scan back: Press buttons #2 and #4.
Scan forward: Press buttons #3 and #4.
Top menu: Press buttons #1 and #2 and #3.
Menu: Press buttons #1 and #2 and #4.
Previous menu choice: Press buttons #1 and #3 and #4.
Next menu choice: Press buttons #2 and #3 and #4.
Options: Press buttons #1 and #2 and #3 and #4.
:D

kettle
Sep 10, 2004, 04:55 AM
Wow, i read this and took it as a fun joke. Its good photoshop work. Obviously a joke... smirked.

Then i read all your replies and you all take it so seriously! Lighten up people!

"We at macrumors laugh at your feeble attempt."

For example. I wouldn't call it feeble. I cant use PS as well as that.

Are you really saying that we are ALL taking this thread too seriously? Where do you get off telling people to lighten up? What is your PROBLEM!? I mean, how dare you claim to be the authority on acceptable levels of humour dryness. :rolleyes:

on a serious note, just because something is better than you can do, doesn't mean it's not feeble. That thought process lands people on TV talent shows, victims of there own relative ability disorder.

I'm posting in this thread, because "slipper" made a good contribution to this site with a big pile of fake, it's all the fun of the fair, you join in and if you don't manage to fool everyone then you go down in a blaze of ridicule, it's exactly what I expect and love from Macrumors contributors.

Maybe SpaceMagic is a master of a higher form of humour that went clear over my head, I'm willing to plead ignorance.

Portable video is pointless as entertainment and undesirable in personal communication. I mean how would you lie to your boss (or anyone) if they could see your face? A telephone is a useful tool without visuals and adding a lie detector would weaken it.

kettle
Sep 10, 2004, 05:04 AM
Hey, no problem!

Play: Press button #1.
Pause: Press button #2.
Stop: Press button #3.
Mute: Press button #4.
Volume up: Press buttons #1 and #2.
Volume down: Press buttons #1 and #3.
Skip back: Press buttons #1 and #4.
Skip forward: Press buttons #2 and #3.
Scan back: Press buttons #2 and #4.
Scan forward: Press buttons #3 and #4.
Top menu: Press buttons #1 and #2 and #3.
Menu: Press buttons #1 and #2 and #4.
Previous menu choice: Press buttons #1 and #3 and #4.
Next menu choice: Press buttons #2 and #3 and #4.
Options: Press buttons #1 and #2 and #3 and #4.

now that is funny.
If you had said vPod was made by iRiver or sony, This whole thing becomes scarily realistic.

Jo-Kun
Sep 10, 2004, 06:03 AM
look someone placed buttons on the 'bumper' of his new iMac ;-)

Abstract
Sep 10, 2004, 07:41 AM
one of these days Humans will realize that watching videos of any kind on a 3" screen gets really old, really quickly.

True. If Apple were to make a video "anything", it would incorporate a pair of eyeglasses that act as a screen. Maybe the video is stored in flash memory in the arms of the glasses. This way, the screen appears large as it's taking up a large amount of your visual field size, or peripheral vision, or whatever they call it. It would never work as an external 3" screen that you need to hold for 2-3 hours.

wPod
Sep 10, 2004, 07:56 AM
there should be a legit thread of people showing designs of a 'vPod' . . . that seems oddly familiar, maybe i saw it on ipodlounge or somewhere. i personally thing the vPod or powerPod should go along with the PM/PB motif and have the brushed Al. have a wide screen and some sort of mini click wheel. then the buttons on the mini click wheel would rotate (or move) depending on the orientation. portrait for playing music, landscape for viewing movies. i dont know, just a thought, no more rediculous than the pic in this thread!

ezkimo
Sep 10, 2004, 08:52 AM
Since this has kinda but not really turned into a future apple hardware thread I figured I would post something I made one rainy day.


Also posting a vPod I made, which coincidentally had a link posted to it earlier

Laslo Panaflex
Sep 10, 2004, 09:34 AM
"It is promoting Shrek 3, which doesn't exist."

It's in production. Shrek 4 is in the works.

Oh man, I hope that it doesn't taint the legacy of Shrek (if there is such a legacy).

noel4r
Sep 10, 2004, 10:47 AM
you should do a better job next time, especially here at Macrumors

tomf87
Sep 10, 2004, 11:25 AM
I like his new version as well

SiliconAddict
Sep 10, 2004, 01:32 PM
Who would want to watch a movie at what could be at best 320x240?


I would and I do. HP Jornada 568 Pocket PC with 2x 1GB CF cards good for 1.5 full length movies before it craps out. I used it on a trip from MN to BWI airport. The trip was 2 hours and then I was stuck for about 45 minutes at the airport. Killed time watching last samurai on the plane and Episode 1 of Father of the Pride. The screen res is perfectly fine on a PDA size screen. We aren't talking projecting the image on a theatre wall here.

PS. I have the following on 2x 1GB CF cards:

-about 80 songs I think.
-5 e-books (I think around 5-10MB stored on the internal RAM)
-Movies:
last samurai (200MB)
Pulp Fiction (200MB)
Father of the Pride Episodes 1-2 (60MB/60MB)
The Matrix (200MB)
Ice Age (200MB)
Aliens (200MB)
At any given time 1-3 episodes of Stargate SG-1 depending on the space I have. (200MB)

1GB SD cards are falling below the 3 digit figure. I'll prob pick up 3 of those cards in the next few months when I get my next PDA that will have a 4" screen and SD built in. But its one thing for a tech head like myself to do this. Another for the general public. Its too early for a video iPod. Maybe in a year or two. Apple should hurry though. Video on demand is starting to take off. Netflex is mulling over wether or not they are going to have such a system available and there is rumor they are teaming up with Tivo.

Mord
Sep 10, 2004, 01:40 PM
this was just added to the apple site but apparently it will be available for order oct. 22 and be shipping sometime before christmas.

whats new is iTunes 5 will be completely intergrated with quicktime. iTunes Music Store will now sell music videos, a new 60gb harddrive, and bluetooth connectivity.

http://giftsofaloha.net/vPod/vPodiPod.jpg

*copied from the apple web site*

if your going to do a fake up dont make out it is real if your going to make it real make it convinveing, aka dont use shrek as it is made by pixars competitor and steve jobs is the ceo of pixar and virtually owns it.

second off don't post and image as a link to your own site

slipper
Sep 10, 2004, 06:22 PM
if your going to do a fake up dont make out it is real if your going to make it real make it convinveing, aka dont use shrek as it is made by pixars competitor and steve jobs is the ceo of pixar and virtually owns it.

second off don't post and image as a link to your own site
alright online badass your taking this post way to seriously, take a freackin chill pill. btw have you checked the site? its was a school project many years ago and its mostly down.

aswitcher
Sep 10, 2004, 07:07 PM
True. If Apple were to make a video "anything", it would incorporate a pair of eyeglasses that act as a screen. Maybe the video is stored in flash memory in the arms of the glasses. This way, the screen appears large as it's taking up a large amount of your visual field size, or peripheral vision, or whatever they call it. It would never work as an external 3" screen that you need to hold for 2-3 hours.

Yeah, thats the real future of portable video...that or actually broadcasting it into the retina - hows that idea for spacey :). Tech is getting pretty close to be able to do it right. Definetly by 2010... :rolleyes:

Abstract
Sep 10, 2004, 08:30 PM
Exactly, they'll be able to "do it right" in the future, not do it with a 3" screen. That isn't doing it right. Any attempt to do it with the 3" LCD tech we have now isn't going to work. Portable DVD players with much larger screens don't sell, so what makes people think this will be any more useful? The person who does it right is the person who doesn't do it with a small screen.

150hp
Sep 10, 2004, 08:39 PM
Interesting, but, um, no thanks. I see no need for a tiny video player such as this.

I'm still trying to rationalize the $$$ for a regular iPod.

applemacdude
Sep 10, 2004, 10:57 PM
So how do i navigate the thang?

SiliconAddict
Sep 11, 2004, 01:12 AM
The person who does it right is the person who doesn't do it with a small screen.


In your opinion of course. :rolleyes: