New iPod in black also?

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  1. Rajj macrumors 6502a

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    I just got this email from the Apple store.
    Is this a black iPod, or am I trippin?
    Look at the buttons also, they're red!!
    :confused:
     

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  2. neut macrumors 68000

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    nope

    it's just the lighting. it's turned down so you can see the backlit display and buttons.

    peace.
     
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  4. Rajj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Re: nope

    What about the buttons?
     
  5. icetraxxg5 macrumors 6502

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    You are tripping

    that is just the lighting as you can clearly see. Its showing how the buttons are backlite.
     
  6. icetraxxg5 macrumors 6502

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    The buttons glow so you can see the iPod in the dark if that explaines it a bit more clearly.
     
  7. neut macrumors 68000

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    Re: Re: nope


    they turn red. as shown in your picture and on apple.com
     
  8. bertagert macrumors 6502

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    Do you think its easy to change the color of the back lighting on the buttons? I think blue would be a better color than red.

    Is it an actual light or the colored plastic behind those touch sensitive buttons?
     
  9. voicegy macrumors 65816

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    *sigh* We're never satisfied, are we?:rolleyes:

    There will be plenty of reports Friday night as hordes of us rabid Apple fans invade the stores...myself included. Stay tuned....:)
     
  10. bertagert macrumors 6502

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    i'm satisfied.

    just want the cuffs to match the collar thats all. Looks like a christamas tree with all those colors.
     
  11. sparks9 macrumors 6502a

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    Well the iPod needs some color anyways... beeing all white and that.
     
  12. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    Sorry buddy, but it's sort of like dating. Sometimes they just don't match, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth spending the money on.
     
  13. yzedf macrumors 65816

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    Blue kills your night vision. The choice of red, while not trendy, is better.

    http://members.cox.net/rigelsys/why_red.html
     
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    handy with a soldering iron? shouldn't be a problem!
     
  16. Sol macrumors 68000

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    Black iPod

    Yes, it is black but only in the dark. ;)

    By the way, after the 17" PowerBook this is the second Apple product to feature back-lighting. I would like to see this feature implemented in future desktop keyboards as well.
     
  17. lmalave macrumors 68000

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    Why are most backlights light blue instead of pink? Just following convention from the original "Indiglo" watches?
     
  18. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    BEcause more people are red colorblind?
     
  19. iJon macrumors 604

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    man, i cant believe how many people are thinking it will be black. my friend came up to me in excitment telling me this. i thought it would be obvious that the lights are turned off but i guess not.

    iJon
     
  20. icetraxxg5 macrumors 6502

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    Exactly
     
  21. iJon macrumors 604

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    well all i know is the new boxes are black like the new powerbooks, but no the ipod.

    iJon
     
  22. GigaWire macrumors 6502

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    in that picture, the ipod kinda reminds me of HAL 9000
     
  23. Sol macrumors 68000

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    The HAL iPod

    I am sorry Dave, I cannot play that track.
     
  24. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Most backlights are blue because of a lot of scientific research done on what colors would be: visible to the user, and the most visually appealing to the largest cross section of consumers. Indiglo-blue won by a landslide.
     
  25. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    at first glance i thought it was a black iPod, the lighting is very good. i would love to see an iPod that looks like that though, with a kind of black rubberised look to it, very slick. it could of course look extremely tacky but the way Apple do things, it wouldn't be a problem.
     

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