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Old Jul 5, 2006, 04:38 PM   #1
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Future ipod- no click wheel?

Checking it out at http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1862 reveals ipod designs with no click wheel? Hmm...
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Old Jul 5, 2006, 04:42 PM   #2
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eww those are ugly, im still hoping the next iPod is touch screen, with a touch screen click wheel
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Old Jul 5, 2006, 04:45 PM   #3
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no click wheel?

GAHHHHH it burns

click wheels are what made the ipod. life without them would just be wrong
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Old Jul 5, 2006, 04:48 PM   #4
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These look like preemptive strikes against competitors.
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Old Jul 5, 2006, 04:57 PM   #5
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These look like preemptive strikes against competitors.
the iPod has competition!?!?
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Old Jul 5, 2006, 04:59 PM   #6
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no click wheel?

GAHHHHH it burns

click wheels are what made the ipod. life without them would just be wrong
I believe the iPod was a success before the click wheel.
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I didn't mean click wheel, I meant having a wheel versus all touchy feel stuff
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Old Jul 5, 2006, 05:17 PM   #8
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I think the clickwheel is outdated. For those of us with like 500+ artists the clickwheel is annoying. The should make some sort of percentage search or letter search. For example, with the new ipods make it so you can search for artists by letter. Have a mini touch keyboard or something. I dont see why they can't include one of those pen things that PDAs have.
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Old Jul 5, 2006, 05:25 PM   #9
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I dont see why they can't include one of those pen things that PDAs have.
if you ask me, because it is an iPod. not a pda. or as you insinuating that Apple will release an iWalk?
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Blah. A scroll strip would suck. I love my clickwheel!
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I wouldn't buy an iPod without a clickwheel, thats what I love so much about it! It's easily the fastest and most intuitive way to quickly shuffle through songs and mess with volume / options.

Viva la clickwheel!
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Blah. A scroll strip would suck. I love my clickwheel!
i second that
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Old Jul 5, 2006, 07:56 PM   #13
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When Toshiba and Creative had nothing left to turn to, they went to Apple's drawing board.


Going off-topic here, but whatever happened in the Apple sued by Creative law suit?
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Old Jul 5, 2006, 08:04 PM   #14
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the iPod has competition!?!?
Oh yes. The iPod has a comfortable majority in Australia, Canada, Japan, the UK and the US, but competition is much healthier everywhere else. Those are good places to be dominant since they're some of the word's richest countries, but there is still plenty of territory for everyone else.
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no click wheel?

GAHHHHH it burns

click wheels are what made the ipod. life without them would just be wrong
I agree, the clickweel is part of the signature look for Apple's iPods.
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Old Jul 5, 2006, 08:16 PM   #16
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the iPod has competition!?!?

i never thought that but i saw my friend's brand new irivers (i don't knwo which model, its the one where the screen fills the whole thing) and you knwo what apart from being a bit thick, it was pretty sexy, works sort of odd, but well and i must admit after having 3 ipods and just switched to mac, I wanted one.

i say ipods have to do something really radical or else people will loose interest. its not that other people are 'better' but there are jsut so many choices out there that there might be a well... diffusion of market.

go ipod with no click wheel!
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it gotta be good if it's apple that's for sure!
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Old Jul 6, 2006, 06:47 AM   #18
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I agree that Apple really needs to raise the bar with their next gen iPod, and I don't mean adding better video or non-music-related add-ons.

Now, I'm no iPod fan, but the fact is there are some missing music features that both iPod fans and detractors have been harping on for years (e.g. gapless playback, 5-band custom EQ). If Apple continues to drag their feet in this space, more and more people will discover what the competition has to offer.

That said, the iPod's mass appeal is nothing short of phenomenal. I don't see that changing in the very near future, but the degree of dominance probably won't last.

Strictly from my personal point of view, I really have tried to like the iPod, figuring there must be something to it. But, now that I'm used to the Karma, things like gapless playback and 5-band EQ are deal-breakers for me. At 2.5 years of age, I don't expect my Karma will last that much longer. If Apple doesn't up the ante, I, and a lot of people like me, will continue to shop elsewhere.... either that or pick up a used iPod on eBay and throw Rockbox on it.

Disclaimer: I in no way mean to disparage the iPod, this is purely my personal opinion. Peace.
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I agree that Apple really needs to raise the bar with their next gen iPod, and I don't mean adding better video or non-music-related add-ons.

Now, I'm no iPod fan, but the fact is there are some missing music features that both iPod fans and detractors have been harping on for years (e.g. gapless playback, 5-band custom EQ). If Apple continues to drag their feet in this space, more and more people will discover what the competition has to offer.

That said, the iPod's mass appeal is nothing short of phenomenal. I don't see that changing in the very near future, but the degree of dominance probably won't last.

Strictly from my personal point of view, I really have tried to like the iPod, figuring there must be something to it. But, now that I'm used to the Karma, things like gapless playback and 5-band EQ are deal-breakers for me. At 2.5 years of age, I don't expect my Karma will last that much longer. If Apple doesn't up the ante, I, and a lot of people like me, will continue to shop elsewhere.... either that or pick up a used iPod on eBay and throw Rockbox on it.

Disclaimer: I in no way mean to disparage the iPod, this is purely my personal opinion. Peace.
I somewhat agree with you. The only way the iPod has gotten better is color screens and video playback. For us audiophiles it would be nice to have a better EQ. I hate the gap inbetween songs as well. For $400 I would like to have more control of my iPod.

I think that the Nanos and Shuffles should stay the same and be "on the go iPods" and the video iPods should have a bunch of features.
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Old Jul 7, 2006, 02:28 AM   #20
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iPod Clickwheel > touch screen
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i didn't realize how not having gapless playback sucks until I got a live concert CD. Now there's these odd gaps where they talk at the end of songs, or the crowd is applauding which is quite irritating
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Old Jul 7, 2006, 08:43 AM   #22
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i like the click-donut one, but probably because i need to get out for lunch.

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