i read somewhere that the photo has the function already but it's not enabled .CubaTBird said:even so.. can the photo's play back video if given a firmware update? and what video anyway? like only itunes music store videos?
Video on an ipod is a gimmic and Steve knows it.liketom said:i read somewhere that the photo has the function already but it's not enabled .
you never know
..and my birthday is July 9 new ipod or new DSLR camera... umm which one....Apple Computer is distributing media alert and invitations to a special event that will take place on Thursday, July 7th, but the company is not yet offering details.
Mine is February 17. Maybe a new revision of iMacs...?puckhead193 said:..and my birthday is July 9 new ipod or new DSLR camera... umm which one....
I agree with you, but I know of "iPod haters" who always say, "iPods suck, they can't play movies".tuartboy said:Who in their right mind would really want to watch anything on that screen.
I read this thread and was terrified as I, too, have just bought an iPod Photo but your post makes perfect sense. I think we may see Quicktime on an iPod in the future but for small movie/music clips, a bit like 3G.tuartboy said:Video on an ipod is a gimmic and Steve knows it.
Who in their right mind would really want to watch anything on that screen. If anything it would be music videos from the store, and then it would still be awful. If there was really a market for this, apple would make a pvr in a heartbeat. There just isn't really. The tech has been around for years, just noone cared.
As I've mentioned in an earlier discussion, I don't think the Shuffle will get any extra features or extra storage capacity, but I do think it's likely that it will get a facelift in order to keep it fresh and trendy.gamestriker said:iPod mini line will likely stay the same. iPod shuffle will definitely get updated with all new 1GB and 2GB models, built-in LCD screen that displays the current song, and a new features along with new options in iTunes 4.9 that make the iPod shuffle + iTunes a winning combination (At least thats what I'm hoping ).
I considered the "new product idea" as well but dimissed it for the same reasons, as well as the fact it would be much simpler and easier of Apple to come up with 2G shuffles with more storage, especially since the price of flash-memory has been dropping in double-digits (I believe AppleInsider noted a 40% drop in prices last year, no numbers on drops this year yet). As far as a facelift, I don't see how the could improve more on the 5-button design, other than an LCD screen, which also should not be hard for Apple. Another possibility would be doing different colors (white, black, light blue, and couple others), which would make them more fashionable, as with iPod mini.Alasta said:As I've mentioned in an earlier discussion, I don't think the Shuffle will get any extra features or extra storage capacity, but I do think it's likely that it will get a facelift in order to keep it fresh and trendy.
If anything like what you describe happens, I think it is possible that they may introduce an all-new iPod product which would have a similar form factor to the Mini, but would have a 2Gb flash memory. It would be cheaper than a Mini, but would allow you to easily navigate the music stored on it. Unfortunately, I think that a product like this is unlikely in the immediate future because there currently isn't much difference in price between the 1Gb Shuffle and the 4Gb Mini, so it would be hard to slot something in between these two products at this point in time.