Future for the iPod?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by billiam0878, Jun 15, 2002.

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Future iPod Update?

  1. Audio Input

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  2. Larger Hard Drives

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    22.2%
  3. Remote

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    22.2%
  4. More PDA-Like Functions

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    16.7%
  5. Something Totally Different...

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    16.7%
  1. billiam0878 macrumors 6502

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    Alright, so the iPod has been quite a hit thus far. Over the past eight months Apple has offered more storage, a "contacts" feature and the option of custom engraving. So what's next our iPod?

    Bill
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I wouldn't be supprised to see some PDA functionality in future iPod firmware updates.
     
  3. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    I would be VERY surprised if Apple was to do that. They have a VERY strong music player, with great storage capabilities, and some other abilities. To make ANY kind of pda, you MUST have an input device. Do I see that happening to the iPod... F*ck NO!

    Besides the fact that it would totally f*ck up the iPod, I believe that Apple will continue with dedicated devices and NOT make one to do more functions, and do none of them very well.

    Get OFF the pda idea from Apple people... not gonna happen, ESPECIALLY with a 'firmware update' to the iPod :rolleyes:
     
  4. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    I would like to think that the iPod would be used for mp3s, contacts, and an external Hard Drive. But to justify a $400 or $500 price tag I would expect a lot more features.

    Currently, I am satisfied with the iPod, but I would like to see a few more features. I want to be able to copy text files to the iPod and have them play with a speech-like sound from the iPod. I would also like to see more games (oh bleeding heck yeah!) on the iPod, such that when you do that trick in the Legal menu (for iPod OS 1.1) you get a menu of games to select from.

    About that bleeding heck comment I am listening to Disturbed on the iPod. What sound! :)
     
  5. ponyboy macrumors regular

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    Alpha I agree with you! imagine that:D

    Except the PDA will come just please dont screw up the ipod by trying to convert it
     
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Wo there! Calm down alpha.
    I was thinking maybe more interms of extending on the current contacts feature. e.g. Syncing with a diary program etc, maybe not a PDA in the true meaning of the word, but something that could display PDA style info downloaded from your Mac, just a thought :)
     
  7. Biggles macrumors member

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    Yeah, I think that'd work. The iPod could auto-sync with both iTunes and the revamped Address Book of Jaguar. Maybe Apple could eventually add a calender of some sort so that it could be downloaded into the iPod....just some thoughts.
     
  8. job macrumors 68040

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    I just want a 20GB version.

    And enough money to buy it.:D
     
  9. billiam0878 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    PDA-Like functions

    I wouldn't mind a calender, a clock & a to-do list (exported from stickie notes/word/appleworks documents).

    Bill
     
  10. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

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    i personally think that apple will leave the ipod sort of as is -- i think that they will add a controller, possibly, and *maybe* audio input... however, i dont think that apple will go in the direction of addign contacts, etc.. i think apple's iPod was jus meant to be a simple product - you plug it in, sync tunes, and then play em... i dont think apple is planning on addigng too much to it..

    i think that if apple wants to give people a way of having conatcts or whatever, they will do it with another new product - not with the iPod.
     
  11. MacUser1 macrumors 6502

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    Remote and Storage

    I'd like to see a remote control on the iPod and larger storage, like 20 GB or more!:D
     
  12. Choppaface macrumors 65816

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    it would be cool to see some sort of DVD-RAM/DVD-RW based iPod....although there would prolly be battery issues w/ the DVD drive, at 4.7 gigs a pop and with all new iMacs having super drives it might work well in the future
     
  13. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

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    hey, jus wondering... i hear all you guys interested in a 20gb hd, but why?

    my music collection is barely 2 gb, and im chure some ppls are bigger - but not up to 20 gb...

    i guess someone might want this for using the iPod with a computer as an hd, but its already cheaper just to buy a 20 gb lacie pocketdrive than an iPod... prices

    so what exactly is your reasoning?
     
  14. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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    17441 songs, 41:07:24:16 total time, 64.54 GB

    Granted, I probably would only want/need about 5,000 of those in my pocket, but we're still talking around 20GB. 2000 songs is about 150 ablums. I have 3 full 400cd changers, and a pretty good handle on whats in 'em. For me, the 20GB iPod is perfect (for now), and the 10GB merely OK.

    Then of course, there is the dream of having my home directory (aka My OSX) in my pocket for use anywhere...
     
  15. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    what the.... :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    I'm getting dizzy.




    irmongoose
     
  16. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

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    haha.. sorry.. i gotcha..

    i jus have such a small music collection, and i didnt think ppl had ones that big.. im astonished ..
     
  17. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure there are some musician types out there that blow my collection out of the water, but if you look at the fact that there are 47 Beatles albums, 46 Stones albums, etc. It is easy to fill 1000 albums with a complete 'Classic Rock' set. I'm sure the Grateful Dead have over 100 in print....I don't even like classic rock all that much.

    I prolly have about 6 albums each, from about 200 bands, mostly punk, and old reggae/rocksteady, with some artist that skew the numbers (Beatles, Stones, Tom Waits, The Clash, Skatalites).

    If your semi-passionate about music, it is fairly reasonable to accumulate alot of songs. As I said above, I don't need them all in my pocket, but one of my major uses for an iPod is when I get a song in my head, getting it into my ears ASAP. The more I can carry, the more likely you won't see a frumpy looking white guy singing aloud on a MUNI bus.
     

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