iPod II?

jettredmont

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Originally posted by big
ok mmmdreg, but where do you get harddrives.... seeing that I could crack open my iPod....I want a 40 gig or 20 or 30...where could you get one?
Last I heard, the raw drive from Toshiba was within a few US pennies of the corresponding new iPod from Apple (Apple gets a good volume discount which essentially pays for all the other cool bits of the iPod). In other words, it's just as cheap to just buy a whole new unit as to try and replace the HD ... this may change if other manufacturers start producing the itty-bitty drives en masse ...
 

big

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yeah, I just did my research, that be true... which kinda bits. I blame Apple, but then I can see why they'd invest only in the 5gig first. I'm going to reinvest that space on my iPod, from 190 khz music files to 120 khz... I think, then I should have at least 3 or 4 more albums!
 

DavPeanut

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Originally posted by gandalf55
ipods aren't for watching video... i mean if i was serious about watching movies in a portable fashion, i'd drop $500 on a portable dvd player. much larger screen, controls, etc.
Portable dvd players are at least $699, and thats for an 8 inch screen. If you want to really watch dvd's on the go, spend the 1300 and get an iBook. If you look on ebay, you can probably get an older one with a DVD player for $700. That way you get the larger screen and the computer capabilities for the same price.
 

big

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ok, now how do you get an iPod to recognize mp4 files? They DO sound better than mp3's and are about half the size. seems great to me! if only I could get the iPod to "see" it as a recognizable file
 

mmmdreg

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Originally posted by big
ok mmmdreg, but where do you get harddrives.... seeing that I could crack open my iPod....I want a 40 gig or 20 or 30...where could you get one?
sorry.. i meant mp3 player, not ipod...I've edited my original post...
 

robertjordanusa

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Choose: Color Screen or Mini-Plug Line In for Recording

Add recording and I will switch immediately from a Nomad Jukebox.
 

iwantanewmac

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Originally posted by big
yeah, I just did my research, that be true... which kinda bits. I blame Apple, but then I can see why they'd invest only in the 5gig first. I'm going to reinvest that space on my iPod, from 190 khz music files to 120 khz... I think, then I should have at least 3 or 4 more albums!
it's 120 KB not KHZ.
:)
cd is 44.1 khz
 

jettredmont

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Originally posted by iwantanewmac


I'm going to reinvest that space on my iPod, from 190 khz music files to 120 khz... I think, then I should have at least 3 or 4 more albums!
it's 120 KB not KHZ.
:)
cd is 44.1 khz
Being anal, it's kbps, kilo-bits-per-second. KB would be kilobytes, which is 8x as large. And these are usually running at a 44.1 kHz sample rate.

Being even more anal, 192 and 128kbps were probably meant originally.
 

big

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what's an easy way (ie, songs masses) to lower the mhz for your iPod?
 

Spievy

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Originally posted by arn
not sure the point of a color screen....

arn
Maybe the color screen will be used for an itune like effects when playing mp3s. You may possibly be able to view images from a digital camera, and store those images on the internal iPod HD, (that would be very useful). If this rumor is true I will be the first to fork over the credit card.:D
 

Zion Grail

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How about this: A BlueTooth iPod with Rendezvous. That's right. An iPod that can talk to Macs wirelessly. But it doesn't stop there! What if it could talk to other iPods!? Music filesharing redefined.

OK, so I got the idea off The Register's article. So sue me. It's still an awesome idea. :D
 

Chomolungma

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too slow

Originally posted by Zion Grail
How about this: A BlueTooth iPod with Rendezvous. That's right. An iPod that can talk to Macs wirelessly. But it doesn't stop there! What if it could talk to other iPods!? Music filesharing redefined.

OK, so I got the idea off The Register's article. So sue me. It's still an awesome idea. :D
I rather have USB 1.1. However, I do like to see how long it will take to transfer a 6 GB music library using bluetooth (just for kicks)!:D
 

Foocha

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I can't see much benefit in a Bluetooth iPod - it really would be slow, and afterall, the speed of Firewire is one of its key selling points.
 

Zion Grail

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Transfering a whole library isn't the idea - just one or two songs. Hypothetically, let's say you and four others with iPods are on a bus. Being able to listen to each others music would be awesome. One giant iPod made of five individual iPods. You could even keep to to streaming-only to keep Hilary Rosen at bay.

Awesome. Wireless.
 

sinbushar

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phone?

umm...yeah..i skimmed the first page...workin on college apps *wish me luck*...but just thought the possibiliity of an apple branded phone...possibly gsm..that would be pretty amazing and it's not unbelievable...just my 2¢...aight...happy new year's everybody..
 

Foocha

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Yeah, I read that idea in the Reg.

Whilst iPod may be the best selling MP3 player in Tokyo, making this idea a potential filer in the thronging commuter crowds of downtown Shinjuku, I can't see it working elsewhere.

I'm based in London, and I can just imagine the one time that someone gets on the same double-decker as me, they'll have Blue & New Kids on their iPod. Great ;)
 

Chomolungma

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I see some of your point

Originally posted by Zion Grail
Transfering a whole library isn't the idea - just one or two songs. Hypothetically, let's say you and four others with iPods are on a bus. Being able to listen to each others music would be awesome. One giant iPod made of five individual iPods. You could even keep to to streaming-only to keep Hilary Rosen at bay.

Awesome. Wireless.
I like the idea of stealing someone music at the airport or on the train. Sort of like raping without them knowing it!:D

I honestly think it is a brilliant idea, Zion Grail.:D
 

OutThere

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among all of the wildly crazy ideas in here i might as well throw in mine:

why not have and iPod capable of playing video, but not have a color screen, have a video output of some sort and sell a clip on screen cheap to ppl who want to watch movies, and have the possiblity of choosing video capabitlities (MiPod??MoviPod?) or one with an audio input...MicPod??

hmmm...PocketAqua...an alternative to Pocket PeeCee???ya never know...
 

Zion Grail

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Well, obviously we could allow users to make some music protected from that and other music not. That's easy. The broadcast feature could also simply be turned off. ;)

Still, it's like Kazaa on local iPods. Uber music sharing. Plus, it'd be awesome for local artists to help them promote their music. Take public transportation, spread your work. Coolness.
 

boobers

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i could see that...

Originally posted by OutThere761
why not have and iPod capable of playing video, but not have a color screen, have a video output of some sort and sell a clip on screen cheap to ppl who want to watch movies
add the tivo idea but be able to connect it to the portable iTab's 8" screen or whatever..it would still need some other ports to connect to your average tv..but it sounds good in theory.
 

Jimong5

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What about a Non Backlit color screen, but like with the current iPod an option to turn it on. how would that work out?
 

kiwi

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I don't know why this is so difficult to believe. It is inevitable. Apple is actually taking way too long on this one and the "Tivo" thing too.

Archos has already been doing this for ages, although it plays Divx video. I'd much rather have MPEG 4 though. AV out is included for viewing on TV or listening on stereo if you don't like the LCD screen and headphones.

http://www.archos.com/
 

MacKid

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I just wanted to say that…

Although some people think that a color screen for an iPod is useless because it spends most of its time in your pocket (and I can see your point, DVD on an iPod is just not logical), there are times when you are waiting for a plane or train or some other mode of transportation when you have nothing better to do than reflect upon the strange smell of the person next to you or play yet another game of BreakOut which gets stale after the first 2 games.
 

R0dan

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iPod II??

I am in the market for an iPod. I have been putting off my purchanse until the MacWorld Expo. What I would personally like to see (if there is a new version) is a way to upload digital photos so I can delete a full SmartCard in the camera. I really don't care if the screen is color or not. I love using my digital camera but hate lugging along my Powerbook on extended travels just to upload photos. I realize JoBo and Minds@Work has this product, but it would sure be nice to have this feature in an iPod.
 

pyrex

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Camera?

Originally posted by edesignuk

Sorry, now I see what you mean....got the wrong end of the stick :rolleyes:
also maybe if they made a usb - firewire cable, just an idea, instead of adding a extra connector.