iPod iPod Idea

imacintel

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I think it would be cool if Apple dropped the front menu on the iPod and used the front row interface.

Any thoughts?
 

Chundles

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imacintel said:
I think it would be cool if Apple dropped the front menu on the iPod and used the front row interface.

Any thoughts?
Yep, massively cool, especially with a widescreen iPod.
 

ipodcentral112

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max_altitude said:
Could work - perhaps not quite as practical though in terms of accessing options and settings.
It may not be as practical but it would be really cool looking! :D
 

BurtonCCC

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Having it as an option would be cool, but competely replacing the standard menus would piss off a few people. Also, using Front Row with all it's animations and everything would mean that your iPod's actually available drive space would be even less, as I assume the Front Row interface would take up more space. Good idea though, I wouldn't mind having an iPod with that. :)

Dan.
 

sunfast

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It would be cool. Would be good to at least make the menus look "front row" (i.e. white on black with shiny effects)
 

Zwhaler

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ipodcentral112 said:
It may not be as practical but it would be really cool looking! :D
Yeah, or what would be even better is if you had the option!
 

wwooden

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dansgil said:
Why bother using a new interface? The current one is perfect, IMO.
As much as the current one works great, it is getting very stale to me. I would like to see a fresh update to the look, maybe a little flashy, but not too much added.

I really don't know what it needs, I just know I would like some change, someting to get me excited and intriged to try out.
 

dansgil

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wwooden said:
As much as the current one works great, it is getting very stale to me. I would like to see a fresh update to the look, maybe a little flashy, but not too much added.

I really don't know what it needs, I just know I would like some change, someting to get me excited and intriged to try out.

I agree, as long as the change isn't completely different, i.e. switch to a Front Row like interface, I wouldn't mind a subtle change.

Maybe some 3D effects?
 

BlizzardBomb

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I would be totally fine with a Front Row interface if Apple could pull it off without killing the battery. I just want to listen to my music on the go.
 

wbread5

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meh

The iPod is marketed mainly on its ease of use, and many buyers don't have a Mac and have never seen one. Buyers wouldn't go for it.. Though personally, I'd like it
 

Scarlet Fever

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when i thought of front row on the iPod, i thought of touching the icon and spinning it around, instead of having a clickwheel beside it. Using Front Row may also mean you can integrate an infrared reciever for use with the Apple Remote!

great concept, but i worry about how over-the-top it is, and how it will affect workflow. It might slow things down too much.

If i had the money, i would buy one.
 

grockk

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dansgil said:
Why bother using a new interface? The current one is perfect, IMO.
Didn't they just license the menu system from Creative in the $100 million dollar settlement?
 

yorkslad

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grockk said:
Didn't they just license the menu system from Creative in the $100 million dollar settlement?
Once you get past initial front display, Front Rows menu system is similar to current ipods, just more stylised (which is what apple does best!) ;) so the creative thing would still apply. Makes you think doesn't it!
 

yorkslad

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CEAbiscuit said:
If the new iPod looks anything close to that, my 3G is going in the drawer to be forgotten.
If only APPLE read these forums ;) How cool would if be to scroll through album artwork or song titles a la front row style too...mmmm good job Apple are thinking more graphically with Core Animation.
 

wbread5

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Creative

The Creative lawsuit had nothing outwardly to do with new products on Apple's end, it was just to license their current use of the iPod menu system.. a.k.a. not necessarily a new one.

yorkslad said:
If only APPLE read these forums ;)
It's a small world, my friend. They do.