iPod Idea

Discussion in 'iPod' started by imacintel, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    I think it would be cool if Apple dropped the front menu on the iPod and used the front row interface.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yep, massively cool, especially with a widescreen iPod.
     
  3. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Could work - perhaps not quite as practical though in terms of accessing options and settings.
     
  4. ipodcentral112 macrumors regular

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    It may not be as practical but it would be really cool looking! :D
     
  5. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    Having it as an option would be cool, but competely replacing the standard menus would piss off a few people. Also, using Front Row with all it's animations and everything would mean that your iPod's actually available drive space would be even less, as I assume the Front Row interface would take up more space. Good idea though, I wouldn't mind having an iPod with that. :)

    Dan.
     
  6. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    It would be cool. Would be good to at least make the menus look "front row" (i.e. white on black with shiny effects)
     
  7. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    Good idea, and instead of the DVD selection you get on front row, it could be replaced with games or something
     
  8. ipodcentral112 macrumors regular

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    Yea that would be awsome!
     
  9. dansgil macrumors regular

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    Why bother using a new interface? The current one is perfect, IMO.
     
  10. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Yeah, or what would be even better is if you had the option!
     
  11. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    As much as the current one works great, it is getting very stale to me. I would like to see a fresh update to the look, maybe a little flashy, but not too much added.

    I really don't know what it needs, I just know I would like some change, someting to get me excited and intriged to try out.
     
  12. dansgil macrumors regular

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    I agree, as long as the change isn't completely different, i.e. switch to a Front Row like interface, I wouldn't mind a subtle change.

    Maybe some 3D effects?
     
  13. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    I would be totally fine with a Front Row interface if Apple could pull it off without killing the battery. I just want to listen to my music on the go.
     
  14. wbread5 macrumors member

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    meh

    The iPod is marketed mainly on its ease of use, and many buyers don't have a Mac and have never seen one. Buyers wouldn't go for it.. Though personally, I'd like it
     
  15. yorkslad macrumors regular

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  16. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I think that front row on upcoming iPods would be really cool imacintel. :)


    I want one! :D

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    when i thought of front row on the iPod, i thought of touching the icon and spinning it around, instead of having a clickwheel beside it. Using Front Row may also mean you can integrate an infrared reciever for use with the Apple Remote!

    great concept, but i worry about how over-the-top it is, and how it will affect workflow. It might slow things down too much.

    If i had the money, i would buy one.
     
  18. grockk macrumors 6502

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    Didn't they just license the menu system from Creative in the $100 million dollar settlement?
     
  19. wbread5 macrumors member

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    I stand corrected
     
  20. yorkslad macrumors regular

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    Once you get past initial front display, Front Rows menu system is similar to current ipods, just more stylised (which is what apple does best!) ;) so the creative thing would still apply. Makes you think doesn't it!
     
  21. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    If the new iPod looks anything close to that, my 3G is going in the drawer to be forgotten.
     
  22. yorkslad macrumors regular

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    If only APPLE read these forums ;) How cool would if be to scroll through album artwork or song titles a la front row style too...mmmm good job Apple are thinking more graphically with Core Animation.
     
  23. wbread5 macrumors member

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    Creative

    The Creative lawsuit had nothing outwardly to do with new products on Apple's end, it was just to license their current use of the iPod menu system.. a.k.a. not necessarily a new one.

    It's a small world, my friend. They do.
     
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    I'm sure they do... ;) They're definitely smart enough to use the wealth of customer feedback that MacRumors provides...what company wouldn't?
     

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