The Beat Goes On: Nano, Touch, Beatles, Wireless?

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Now that Apple has invited select media to the a press event which will take place on September 5th, 2007, it seems clear that Apple's iPods will finally see updates.

    While we typically steer clear of mock-ups of upcoming Apple devices, in the months leading into this event, there have been a number of potential leaks about the upcoming iPods. Based on this information, we've found these mockups which closely depict what has been rumored (nano, touch) by 9to5mac.

    iPod Nano
    (mockup by Engadget)​

    iPod Touch
    (mockup by 1381 designs, found at (NSFW))
    Update: Touch mockups from 9to5mac

    The Beat Goes On

    Appleinsider notes that "The beat goes on." tag-line that appears on Apple's media invitation is likely a reference to the Beatles.

    Reportedly, the Beatles' final press release ended with: When the spinning stops -- that'll be the time to worry, not before. Until then, the Beatles are alive and well and the beat goes on, the beat goes on.
    The launch of the Beatles on iTunes has been long expected, with recent interface videos prominently featuring Beatles album art.

    Wireless iPods?

    Meanwhile, we've personally heard some interesting tidbits that the upcoming iPods may sport WiFi wireless connectivity, but no confirmation has been available. However, a couple of other reports on the net have been suggesting the same.

    Firstofall blog claims "There was also discussion about wireless capabilities for iTunes Store browsing. Whether this would be based on WiFi or another technology is entirely unknown". The site also suggests the possibility of an FM tuner in the iPods.

    LoopRumors similarly suggests that upcoming iPods would be able to "wirelessly control iTunes" via WiFi using two different methods:One would enable iPods to act as a remote and control playlists by queuing a song from the iTunes data file, instead of streaming the file. The other method is using AirTunes, by streaming the MP3 files.

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  2. Contributor


    Oct 28, 2003
    I have never been this excited for an iPod release since the 3rd Generation came out.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2007
    Pretty strong feeling the new iPods will have wifi
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2005
    I hope they at least have FM tuners and bluetooth.

    And the shuffle will see a 2GB black model, I hope.

  5. macrumors regular

    May 3, 2005
    that nano mock up is so fugly.
  6. macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2007
    If the iPod looks anything like the mock up, it's going to be fookin' sexy.

    If the iPod Nano looks anything like the mock up, it's an abomination of design.
  7. macrumors regular


    Mar 8, 2007
    now i just need to find out how to come up with up to $350 or more before the fifth...
  8. macrumors regular


    Nov 4, 2004
    Forget just remote controlling iTunes. Imagine you have an Airport Express hooked up to your home theater. Not only would it be cool to control iTunes on a Mac in another room, your wireless iPod or a visiting wireless iPod streams music to the Airport as well.
  9. macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2004
    Please please please please please please

    new iPod socks.

    We're *due*!
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I am looking forward to this press event with as much enthusiasm as I do when I wait for Macworld/WWDC conferences.
  11. macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2007
    Hong Kong
    i don't like the look of the mockups
    look like the mp3 player from china that can be found in HK:(
  12. macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2004
    new mystery apps for iphone @ mac event

    will there be some additions on the iphone during the mac event...that turn up like the last event....sneaky apple
  13. macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2007
    heres to hoping a higher capacity flash pod!
  14. macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2006
    US of A
    If there is WiFi I hope it is not just for iTunes and what not...

    I want to use the WiFi for Safari and other web related activities!!!!
  15. macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2004
    Between a rock and a hard place
    Who cares about the Beatles on iTunes?

    Am I the only one to be tired to read about the imminent addition of the Beatles to iTunes?

    I don't deny it is one of the best bands ever (if not the best), but c'mon... Is it material for repeated breaking news?

  16. macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2007
    I agree, i hope there nice then this.

    Well seeing how the beatles and apple have been in a fued for many years, it is sort of a big deal.
  17. macrumors 6502


    Sep 28, 2006
    obviously there are a lot of people excited about this. hence, it is always breaking news. i hope you understand the benefit of buying certain song for 99 cents as supposed to buying a whole cd :confused:
  18. macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2004
    Between a rock and a hard place
    Okay, I am the only one who is not excited but the Beatles addition to iTunes then. Sorry I poured cold water on you guys' enthusiam...

  19. macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2006
    US of A

    It may be a big deal (big money maker) for Apple, but it is really not a big deal for the end-user..

    If an iPod owner wants the Beatles on their iPod, How hard is it to go out, buy a CD and upload it to their iTunes Library?
  20. macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2007
    as much as i would love to see wifi on my ipod i dont think that it is going to happen. but i am still hoping for the best
  21. macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2007
    "The Beat Goes On" is also the rumored title of Madonna's latest track that has leaked on the internet this week. It is my understanding that this album for her is largely produced by Timberland & Justin Timberlake and is VERY different for her. Think Rihanna meets Gwen Stafani sprinkled with the beats of Justin and Timberland. I've heard the track, it's pretty hot. Who knows...maybe this will tie in as well? Steve and Madonna have worked well together before....just a thought.
  22. macrumors newbie


    Sep 7, 2006
    You CAN just rip The Beatles collection into itunes yourself. Im not sure what the big deal is.
  23. macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2006
    US of A
    Not cool that MacRumors is linking to a site that is NSFW....

    I clicked on that KezNews site and it had pornographic images in the upper right... (I believe it was an adultfriendfinder ad with naked women) I think that link should be removed.
  24. macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2005
    'Appleinsider notes that "The beat goes on." tag-line that appears on Apple's media invitation is likely a reference to the Beatles.'

    or sonny and cher AT LAST!!!! heh

    ipod=cher, nano=sonny ;)
  25. macrumors 6502


    May 25, 2006
    Seattle (M$ Country)
    I guess I could sort of see a desire for an FM tuner, but I honestly don't see an iPOD getting an FM tuner ever. It's too retro for Apple. Like a touch screen rotary dial for the iPhone.

    If I have an iPOD, I would think I have most of my favorite music with me. It would be nice to tune into a sporting event or talk radio though. The more I talk about it, the more it sounds like an "old man" feature.

    As for bluetooth, I would rather Apple never create another bluetooth device again. They made the absolute WORST bluetooth headset for their iPhone. I don't think think I could imagine bluetooth headsets.

    I also think the white earbuds have become a trademark of the iPod. You won't see an iPod with cordless earbuds for a while.
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