Curious: Why have Apple changed "iPod" to "Music" ?

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  1. NStocks, Jun 6, 2011
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    NStocks macrumors 65816

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    Just curious, after looking on the macrumors homepage I noticed that "iPod" has now been replaced with a new logo and titled "Music".

    Am I missing something here? The current "iPod" contains more than music, it contains video (Tv shows, movies, video podcasts etc.).

    As such, it makes no sense that the rename "Music" would also contain video...

    Thanks for your opinions!
     
  2. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    I agree! i was wondering the same thing!
    I think that the final version will come with an iPod. Maybe they got the iPod Touch and iPhone mixed?

    The iPod has to come back, since the iPhone was first announced, it was an iPod, a Phone, and a Mobile browser at heart.
     
  3. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Steve Jobs said during the Keynote that the iPod App will be changing.
     
  4. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    Really? When? i'm surprised I didn't catch that.
    What did he say specifically?
     
  5. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Didn't he say,'we have a brand new iPod app'
     
  6. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    It's to have consistency between all iOS devices (having separate Apps for Movies, Music).
     
  7. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I was watching TWiT this morning and they found a website that was broadcasting the event, so while I was following some LiveBlogs I was listening to the live audio feed from TWiT and I heard Steve mention that they changed the iPod icon, but I didn't see any LiveBlog mention it.
     
  8. definitive macrumors 68000

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    They said something about the app getting changed during the iTunes Bruno Mars' song purchase.
     
  9. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I liked it better when it said iPod.
    Is there a separate icon for videos/movies? Those certainly are not considered "Music".
     
  10. DDustiNN macrumors 65816

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    I think it makes more sense having "Music" and "Videos" or whatever it is now. I've always thought it was dumb to have an "iPod" app on your iPod Touch... where's the sense in that??
     
  11. Coasterfanryan macrumors regular

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    I've always had separate Music and Video apps on my iPod touch, so this is fine with me!


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk
     
  12. ctbear macrumors 6502a

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    The new iPod app applies to iPad only...that's what I got from the keynote
     
  13. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    I think Music is a much better name. It describes what the app is for, iPod is a device.
     
  14. saving107 macrumors 603

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    All devices

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  15. braddick macrumors 68040

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    The same logic that has a "Phone" app button on the iPhone.
     
  16. TorontoLRT macrumors 6502

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    That's not what he meant. He just want that the renaming of iPod to music will only happen on the iPad, which already has a seperate video app.
     
  17. ctbear macrumors 6502a

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    The same iOS version doesn't mean identical experience across all devices.
     
  18. dellAbait macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Future dual core proc...
     
  19. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    the thing is, there was never an iPod app on the iPod touch...it was Music and Videos.

    if that's what they wanna do, then they need to change the music/video icons. they're ugly
     

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