i'm no ceo, especially not a high one, as they seem to be over at creative, but why not just give me the money they spent on development (copying), manufacturing, etc? i would hazard a guess the legal team at apple has an extra pot of coffee brewing right now.dashiel said:engadget is reporting that it's going to retail for $330 or $31 more than the 30 gig ipod...
Note that this is not an "iPod thing"--LOTS of players have always had built-in batteries. It helps keep the design smaller and thinner.Danksi said:Can't tell if the battery is replaceable or not - that's one of my gripes with the iPod.
i wonder if creative's patent that covers the ipod interface - in theory - is going to be used as a deterrent to apple suing them for encroaching on apple's industrial design?nagromme said:How is trying to fool buyers not going to backfire, even if Apple legal does NOT pursue this?
What happens? Scrolling stops--or if it keeps scrolling (a la Kensington mice), you're no longer in precise control. No prolonged accelerated scrolling. The wheel is unique in its ability to scroll WITHOUT stopping. And for a long list of items--like, say, a music library--stopping is a killer.dontmatter said:k, so it's twice as thick, looks a little awkward with this huge scroll bar in the middle (which can't be great.. what happens when you reach the bottom?)
It works a lot like the joystick would in many games. You slide up or down for fine control, and hold your finger at either extreme to let it accelerate for faster scrolling.nagromme said:What happens?
Creative players had that layout since before the iPod existedkainjow said:Wow. Even the menu, battery icon, etc look exactly like the iPod.