Ipods should have visualizers!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by adk, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. adk macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2005
    Stuck in the middle with you
    Why hasn't apple put the visualizer on the ipod yet? It seems that they definitely want people to use the color screen to its full potential.
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    I'd say most likely because when people listen to their iPods they generally have them in a pocket, while walking, commuting, working or whatever – people as a general rule aren't looking at them while they listen to their music. Having a visualiser on would, for most people, be pretty pointless.
  3. Revlimit Punk macrumors regular

    Revlimit Punk

    Jan 8, 2006
    Running a visualizer takes a lot of cpu power. Even if the if the cpu in the next iPod was up to the task, it would drain the battery at a very fast rate.
  4. kretzy macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2004
    Canberra, Australia
    What purpose would it serve? If you're just listening to music it's unlikely that you'll be looking at the screen the whole time, so it would just be a drain on the battery.
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I'd like the visualiser to be like the Batman signal, projected into the night sky. This way I wouldn't have to sit, staring at my little iPod screen for the hour it'd take to drain the battery. :cool:
  6. Sol macrumors 68000


    Jan 14, 2003
    I think it would be a good feature for TV output. Yes, the battery would be drained but if the iPod is connected to the television then chances are that it is also docked and recharged at the same time. I would also like to see menu navigation on the TV by using the Apple remote that the new dock works with.

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