Beyond the Rumors...

chmorley

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Jan 2, 2002
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Denver, CO
"Revolutionary..." mp3 player?

So I've been following this discussion all along, and feel a need to chime in. I am surprised no one else has stated what seems an obvious possibility--that the iPod does more. Having bought one already, I am impressed with what it can do, but I don't think that it is at all "revolutionary."

Unless it does more.

Jobs called it a "digital hub." To me, this implies that it is a central switching point for other devices. While it sort of meets this criteria already, what if it has an inherent ability to connect to other devices that Jobs has planned--such as a DVD player, stereo, or coffee maker? Through either bluetooth or 802.11b technology (as Apple is clearly leading the way into the wireless future), the iPod could serve as a switching station for other devices. While there are clearly other ways to accomplish this, it's the only way that I actually see it as a "digital hub."

The most obvious argument against this is that it potentially makes it less stationary--after all, what good is your wireless digital network if it stops working when the hub goes with you for your workout?

Still, I can't help but think that the iPod might have been the first device in a whole new "home" line Apple has planned.

Just a thought.
Whatever it will be, I believe it will be insanely great.

And yes...the PDA video looks very convincing. Interesting...

CJM
 

elfin buddy

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Sep 16, 2001
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Tuttlingen, Germany
other iDevices

for anyone who watched the ipod's press release (apple still has it on their site), it is obvious that apple is planning a bunch of iDevices. jobs gave 4 areas that he said apple wanted to cover in their digital hub strategy and said that ipod covered the music quarter. two of the others were video and pictures. i dont remember what the last one was. it is likely that all other idevices will follow in the footsteps of the ipod, so they will all be similar (size, shape, color, specs, etc....). chew on that =)
 

irmongoose

macrumors 68030
iWalk is already taken...

Seems that the name iWalk is already taken....
this is what it is...



No, not the guy, but the crutch he is using...


So, I guess this adds another point to why the iWalk videos might be fake....

BUT... remember that the name iPod was already taken too??
So if Apple got around that obstacle, it could get around this one, too, if iWalk was real....



irmongoose
 
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