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LoopRumors links to this Forbes summary of circulating iPod rumors.


Not surprisingly, the Apple rumor mill is bubbling up with buzz about an upgrade to Apple's popular iPod digital music player.

Speculation and Hints of iPod updates have circulated for weeks now, with traditionally accurate ThinkSecret posting an update simply indicating that iPod updates are coming.

Last week, MacWhispers committed to Tuesday, Feb 25th, after a few false starts.
 

BigJayhawk

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200 Gig HD, Full Color Big Screen, Cellular Phone, Mac OSX, Palm OS, Newton OS, and NO Windows CE (just to make every mac fan happy), Video JukeBox.

Oh, if rumors would just become reality. (Even if they are just perpetual minor update rumors. Come out with the revisions Apple so we can stop talking and start buying SOMETHING!)

Please?
 
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timbloom

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Originally posted by Sonofhaig
What are we expecting with an update here?

Well, either just a size jump up to 40 gigs, or a complete redesign. Current availability suggests a size jump.
 
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jamilecrire

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Screw iPods, I want a new 15" Powerbook

Oh wait, my check doesn't come in until friday. Hold off on that. Yea iPod's.

Then again I still cannot buy a 17" that was announced 6-8 weeks ago, so go ahead and announce the 15" Powerbooks. By the time they are in the stores I'll have my cash on hand.

Having 3 jobs sucks until you buy a Powerbook, Cinema Display and Digital Camera in the same week!!!! (The downside is there's no time to play, all work and no play make homer go crazy!)
 
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MacUser1

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upgrade

i'm hoping for a total revamp this time: 40GB, Color Screen, Music, Video and Photo capabilites and AV out, however I doubt that Apple would announce a product like this (if ever avaiable) at a major event. However, if the 25th iPods are only an HD bump, then that gives me time to save up for one of my dream iPods the next time they are revised.
 
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esome

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My wish list of new features...

mp4 and ogg support
recording capabilities
built in FM reciever
a few games (this would probably necesitate a better screen too I guess)
 
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New iPods (and iTunes 4??)

As with the other iPod updates, does this mean we will get an updated iTunes? and possibly iPod software update as well?

I am really hoping that they will add song tracking into the next iPod software rev. It would be nice to have my home "# of songs played" be accurate and include songs played on the iPod.

And who ISN'T waiting for iTunes 4.
 
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evilfunkgenius

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Originally posted by esome
My wish list of new features...

mp4 and ogg support
recording capabilities
built in FM reciever
a few games (this would probably necesitate a better screen too I guess)

Come on now... let's be a little realistic. Not only would this cost the consumer way too much as a built-in item, but they just haven't gotten the mileage out of the current hardware design enough to justifty a complete re-design just yet. Apple is no dummy... they are going to milk the iPod design for all it is worth, especially in the current economy.

...now, if they designed a new remote control will an LCD display or some sort of AM/FM reciever, then I would be quite a happy camper. (granted, I know that this is also quite unrealistic)

All that said, I just hope they give us existing iPod owners something besides just a major internal upgrade. (ie: new headphones, new remote, better case... somthing we can add onto our 'pods.)
 
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greenfruit

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i want to replace my 5gig with a 20gig ipod, im hoping they release a 40gig one and so drop the price of the 20gig. it seems that the 5gigs are to be no more as apparently toshiba (or whoever) dont make 5gig anymore.
 
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ennerseed

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Originally posted by evilfunkgenius
Come on now... let's be a little realistic. Not only would this cost the consumer way too much as a built-in item, but they just haven't gotten the mileage out of the current hardware design enough to justifty a complete re-design just yet. Apple is no dummy... they are going to milk the iPod design for all it is worth, especially in the current economy.

Now, if they designed a new remote control will an LCD display or some sort of AM/FM reciever, then I would be quite a happy camper.

All that said, I just hope they give us existing iPod owners something besides just a major internal upgrade. (ie: new headphones, new remote, better case... somthing we can add onto our 'pods.)

your lcd and reciever would be the more expensive then recording and mp4 and ogg support.

I want one that is a transformer that will go around and kick people that post dumb s%$t.
 
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Foxer

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I'll be happy with a price cut on the 20GB (which will then hold my entire iTunes library) and - most important - a battery/power management system that is reliable.
 
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Hemingray

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Ha ha haaa!
If this is true, Tuesday will be a very nice day for me! New iPods AND Red Dwarf Series I and II DVD's! :cool:

And I just got my fourth iPod replacement on the 21st... :rolleyes: I may have to sell it. What a pity...
 
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Billicus

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Re: New iPods (and iTunes 4??)

Originally posted by evilfunkgenius
As with the other iPod updates, does this mean we will get an updated iTunes? and possibly iPod software update as well?

I am really hoping that they will add song tracking into the next iPod software rev. It would be nice to have my home "# of songs played" be accurate and include songs played on the iPod.

And who ISN'T waiting for iTunes 4.

It does.:rolleyes: Each time you play a song on your iPod and update with your Mac the number of times you listened to a song on your iPod gets added to the number of times you've listened to it on your Mac. I want my Rendevous support!
 
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Timothy

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Again...this rumor just seems to keep feeding off of itself.

As fas as I can tell, there is no hard evidence for an imminent release of new iPods. All the rumor sites are mererly feeding off of each other here, and building speculation.

Hmmm...I guess we'll see. But, this has been going on for about a month now, with each Tuesday coming and going.

Arn...does this really rise to a page 1 rumor, and if so, does that tell us that you have information we may not have?
 
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arn

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Originally posted by Timothy

Arn...does this really rise to a page 1 rumor, and if so, does that tell us that you have information we may not have?

Heh... actually, I accidentally posted it on page 1... but realized it was "summary"ish enough that it wasn't completely inappropriate.

I agree... no "hard" evidence is available.

arn
 
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evilfunkgenius

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Re: Re: New iPods (and iTunes 4??)

Originally posted by Billicus
It does.:rolleyes: Each time you play a song on your iPod and update with your Mac the number of times you listened to a song on your iPod gets added to the number of times you've listened to it on your Mac. I want my Rendevous support!

only when you have your entire iPod set to sync your entire library. For those of us who have too many songs to fit, it disregards the playcount completely.
 
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birdFEEDER

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MIDI device

Okay, I'm surprized with all the musicians using Macs that nobody has mentioned using the iPod as a triggerable MIDI device. Like a super tiny sampler? There already exists a MIDI-over-firewire protocol and the HD inside is way-large enough to hold any sample bank(s).
What what about making it a MIDI device or including a SMF player for it. Heck, how about a tiny little MIDI sequencer, so you can write music at the beach? All on your iPod. Now THAT would be drop dead awesome...

:)
 
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evilfunkgenius

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Originally posted by ennerseed
your lcd and reciever would be the more expensive then recording and mp4 and ogg support.


True. I had meant my second comment as a seperate idea and have editted my original post to be more accurate.
 
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Snorlax

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Originally posted by Hemingray
And I just got my fourth iPod replacement on the 21st... :rolleyes: I may have to sell it. What a pity...

Which model have you got? 5 GB model? Why have you replaced it so many times?
 
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