Limited Edition Black iPods?

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    The X-Type is giving away limited-edition black x-type iPods.

    According to one unconfirmed report, approximately 100 of the limited edition iPods were made, utilizing. Any other details/confirmation would be appreciated.
     
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    Good for novelties sake. I have never been one of the voices calling for a black iPod/PowerBook/iBook. I like Apple's current colour scheme.

    One question - what is this X-Type we speak of? A new car manufacturer?
     
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    Damn, those white buttons look st00pid... seriously. Looks like a shoddy spraycan job.
    By the way... An x-type is a Jaguar (as in car, not cat) :)
     
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    Seems to me like Jaguar may be trying to get in on the iPod bandwagon.
    Maybe we'll be seeing integration with Jaguars too? (Jaguar as in the car maker)
     
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    looks ok... I want one but just cuz it's different, I'm sure in person it would look really nice... Apple has been doing a lot of deals with car manufactures Smart, VW, BMW and now Jag! cool! the iPod may become the new 8-track! it's about the same size isn't it? i don't know for i have only seen them on TV lol...
     
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    Not really. Its a Jaguar.
     
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    Aren't those just iPods painted black by Colorware?

    [​IMG]

    Definitely looks like it.



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    That's exactly what I was thinking... no iPod SE, just some paint...
     
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    or Krylon
     
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    It may be worth pointing out that Jaguar is owned by Ford, so a deal with them could put them in all sorts of cars.

    Ford owns

    Ford (US)
    Mercury (US)
    Lincoln (US)
    Ford (Europe)
    Aston Martin (UK)
    Jaguar (UK)
    Volvo (Sweden)
    Land Rover (UK) - for history, see Rover
    Ford (Australia)
    Mazda (Japan) - 33.3%
    Kia (Korea) - 9.4%
    Cosworth Racing (UK) - motor racing consultancy and tuner
     
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    It's the same goddamn image on thextype.com as it is on ColorWare! Check the dodgyness of the paint around the lower right of the screen.
     
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    Anybody notice the music section

    On their web site they are giving away an ipod, but the music they are posting on their web site it can only be played on windows media player :rolleyes:

    Talk about not doing your research....the ipod does not play wma files this guys on x-type are idiots.. :rolleyes:
     
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    Wow, these look cool.
     
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    Surely that's compression artefacts. Who would want any Apple kit with a *bad* paint job?

    (TiBook owners need not respond...)
     
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    yuk

    buttugly.... if its not applemade... its not worth advertising...
     
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    Needs to be one color

    It looks strange with multiple colors, what is next? Each button a different color? Maybe leave it all black and have the button appear based upon the heat of the finger touching it - a thermal sensitive skin or something.
     
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    The X-Type is Jag's C-segment car -- same size class as the Mercedes C-Class (C240/C320), BMW 3-Series (325/330i), and Audi A4. It's an all-wheel-drive car that is built off the same platform as the 2nd-gen Ford Mondeo (not the one sold in the US -- not sure if either the new Mondeo or the X-Type are sold in Oz). It came out about two years ago...my understanding is it got a pretty lukewarm reception because it doesn't really shine in any of the particular ways that the A4 or 325 do, but that its a pretty good car in general.

    So one thing I didn't see at all from the website...what do you have to do to win a free iPod? Do you get enrolled in the sweepstakes when you do an X-Type test drive?
     
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    Not spltting hairs... but I thought Audi purchased Cosworth [Ford turned them down when given the chance] and Kia was owned by Toyota to act as their "lower end" market placing...!?
     
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    Kia is owned by Hyundai. Neither are affiliated with Toyota. I've never heard of Cosworth. Isn't Audi somehow related to VW?

    I find it interesting that after buying Jaguar, Ford managed to turn their quality completely around. But, at home, they still build a lot of garbage under the Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury names.
     
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    It says you have to sign up for their newsletter.
     
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    Ford did in fact pass on the opportunity to purchase the whole company. As a result Cosworth was essentially split in two, Audi maintained ownership of the manufacturing and process development arm, Cosworth Technologies, while shortly after passing on the entire company, Ford purchased the racing division Cosworth Racing.
     
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    Oops, thanks! :)
     
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    Hey, an iPod is an iPod - I don't care what color it is. Besides, if I win one and really don't like it (doubtful), I can always sell it to some fanatic willing to pay for a "limited edition" black iPod and use the cash to buy an Airport Express. :D
     
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    Yeah thats what I thought as soon as I saw it. Shame they aren't limited edition, maybe with a jaguar laser engraved on the back or something, to make it a bit special, rather than something which looks worse than the original.
     

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