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Old Feb 26, 2007, 03:02 PM   #1
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Cover Flow on Existing iPods?

Gizmodo has posted this video showing the itunes cover flow on a 5G iPod.
Could it be?

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/portable-...low-239726.php

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Old Feb 26, 2007, 03:05 PM   #2
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Sweet! But if the iPhone struggles a bit, I doubt that the 5.5G processors can handle CoverFlow so well with hundreds of albums...also the spinning HD is much slower than the flash on the iPhone...
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 03:07 PM   #3
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Gizmodo has posed this video showing the itunes cover flow on a 5G iPod.
Could it be?

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/portable-...low-239726.php
It sure looks nice. And the Cover Flow would work great with the click wheel.
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 03:07 PM   #4
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Gizmodo has posed this video showing the itunes cover flow on a 5G iPod.
Could it be?

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/portable-...low-239726.php
Neat! Wonder if this is true.

On a side note, is it just me or are people the biggest asses in the world in the comment sections of those kinda sites.

They should really take a step back and look at what they are writing.

It must be a bunch of hormonal teenage posters.
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 03:15 PM   #5
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Coverflow on iPod? (Video)



Gizmodo claims to have a video from a updated iPod with firmware that allows it to display Coverflow. A somewhat convincing video accompanies the article. (Youtube link).

Gizmodo has historically been very liberal about posting Apple rumors in the past, and despite the video, leaks from Apple have never previously come in the form of video footage.

The site claims that the update will come soon in the form of a firmware update and not to expect any new-generation iPods before the iPhone debuts.
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 03:20 PM   #6
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That would be a solid little update.
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 03:22 PM   #7
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coverflow, on the iphone and an ipod, seems kindof useless to me. you just see fewer albums at once, there's little advantage.

i like it on my iTunes though, cuz i can type in an artist/album name and watch the albums fly by.
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 03:31 PM   #8
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coverflow?

it is a video of coverflow being scrubbed through.
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 03:32 PM   #9
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That would be a solid little update.
Except that it's a fake.

It's a video running on that iPod. The iPod is locked, so the scroll wheel isn't actually working. He/she practiced on the timing of "hitting" the buttons at the right time. SO FAKE.
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 03:34 PM   #10
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Sounds like that ipod firmware with Tetris from a couple years back.
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 03:36 PM   #11
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Except that it's a fake.

It's a video running on that iPod. The iPod is locked, so the scroll wheel isn't actually working. He/she practiced on the timing of "hitting" the buttons at the right time. SO FAKE.
you know, you might be right. In the beginning, it seems he starts moving his thumb before scrolling starts on screen.
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 03:37 PM   #12
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Except that it's a fake.

It's a video running on that iPod. The iPod is locked, so the scroll wheel isn't actually working. He/she practiced on the timing of "hitting" the buttons at the right time. SO FAKE.
Oh yeah, I'm sure it is. But I want it just the same.
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 03:40 PM   #13
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it looks pretty cool.....but i'm not sure if it's real or not. i'll believe it when i see it.....on my ipod
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 03:42 PM   #14
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When the guy is scrolling through the album art, the timing is slightly off, that is the coverflow artwork moves just slightly before the actually hand gesture. So yeah, it is a fake. What do you expect from the Gizmodo geeks?

Also, you had to be tipped off by the fact there are the Pussycat Dolls, Shakira and Robbie Williams album art covers.
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 03:42 PM   #15
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It has to be a video because there is no top info bar with the battery and stuff.
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 03:43 PM   #16
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Oh yeah, I'm sure it is. But I want it just the same.
I suspect it could be faked by playing a video and pretending to control it, but how would a person create that video in the first place? There are a few aspects to this that would make it difficult to fake. Not impossible, but definitely difficult.
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 03:52 PM   #17
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I suspect it could be faked by playing a video and pretending to control it, but how would a person create that video in the first place?.
http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/

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Old Feb 26, 2007, 03:56 PM   #18
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I do like iShowU better:

http://shinywhitebox.com/home/home.html

and I agree. It looks fake.
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 04:00 PM   #19
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I just don't get why people fake stuff like this. More time wasted, to add onto time wasted deleting spam, skipping intros, and closing popups. Pathetic.
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 04:11 PM   #20
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A pretty good fake, but a fake nevertheless.

Evidence, some of which others have pointed out above:

-The timing is a bit off.

-There would probably be a info bar at the top showing the battery level. This would be hard to add if it were fake and was probably skipped.

-The top left of the screen was always just out of sight, so you couldn't see the lock icon, and the iPod was at an angle so that you couldn't see what position the lock slider was in.

-It doesn't really seem practical. You can only see a couple tiny covers on each side, which isn't useful for scrolling through songs at any decent speed.

-Engadget posts any decently faked rumor they are sent.
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 04:22 PM   #21
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People make stuff like this because people like us post about it, and sites like Macrumors put it in the news section.

Definitely a fake, as its said, iPhone can hardly handle coverflow, and honestly, alot of macs out there struggle with it too.
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 04:46 PM   #22
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Also, how exactly would you get into and out of this, unless it replaced the normal album view?
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A comment on the video says there is no song called "Original of the Species" in the album Stadium Arcadium.
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 05:40 PM   #24
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I agree with others. It's a good fake, but fake.

I mean really ... why would Apple bother to work so hard to integrate Coverflow into existing iPods with their relatively limited processing power and screen real estate?

I have no doubt that Coverflow will make its appearance on iPods very soon. But it will be on a 6G widescreen iPod that will essentially be an iPhone without the phone.
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People make stuff like this because people like us post about it, and sites like Macrumors put it in the news section.
Hey, don't lump us in. This would probably not have been posted on MacRumors if not popularized by Gizmodo, Digg etc...

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