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MacBytes
Nov 1, 2004, 07:58 AM
Category: Reviews
Link: NY Times Review: The iPod\'s New Trick: Photo Show (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20041101085853)
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iMeowbot
Nov 1, 2004, 08:32 AM
But you, captain of the iPod, see a tidy little command center on its screen: the current photo, flanked by thumbnails of the previous and next ones.
Oh, I didn't realize it did that with video hooked up. This is going to get the attention of quite a few business users, especially if it can eventually be hooked into something like Keynote.

nagromme
Nov 1, 2004, 09:22 AM
Yeah--that little screen showing the next slide makes the iPod the coolest presentation remote ever.

And it can already run Keynote presentations--or PowerPoint or whatever--just export the slides as still images. You won't have the animations, and transitions will be a "take it or leave it" wipe. But the slides themselves will look great on TV.

2GMario
Nov 1, 2004, 10:26 AM
According to Jobs, he thinks (jokingly or not) companys make more money off of accessories than they make off of the ipod itself

and the article says im pretty sure, u can upload high res photos to move them to other pcs

and, the ipod is firewire / usb, which most everything now adays is also

those 3 in mind, i dont think itll be long for someone (big camera company name here) to modify one of their digital camera to upload right into the ipod instead of to flash

it would definately make for quite of bit of storage space

the price is a bit high, but the price of cell phones with camera's in them is high also and quite a few people i know have them. i dont think il be buying a ipod photo soon, but i do think itll sell in the right circles

my gripe and problem is a device we pretty much know is capable of doing video, does not cause apple doesnt wanna get into it / liable for it / what ever

when i bought my G5 no one told me i couldnt write unix code with it, look at porn, etc... anything un ethical. nor should apple tell us we cant upload personal video to it or rip dvds that i own to it

i definately have a use for a video ipod, especially one with video out. but as said from one of the news sites, "there will be a video ipod one day, just not this one", il be waiting.

-Mario

jbembe
Nov 1, 2004, 11:20 AM
Oh, I didn't realize it did that with video hooked up. This is going to get the attention of quite a few business users, especially if it can eventually be hooked into something like Keynote.


GREAT AVATAR!!! Apple should go with such an ad campaign... or not.

Anyways why does this article insinuate that iPod owners became such through an irrational decision? Apparently he thinks music fans who have massive collections and would really appreciate the advantages this technology provides for their passion are mostly irrational in their behaviour and/or desire for an iPod. The iPod isn't jewelry in my book and its actually a very reasonable value for a 500 CD player in the car (or anywhere else for that matter)!!