Next-Generation iPods Will Have No User Interface, Controls


settledown

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OK, how is this possible?

voice recognition?
talking menus?
an expanded remote control like the one on the headphones?

ideas...people....

c'mon
 

jbembe

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Hmmm bluetooth neural connectivity sounds AWESOME. This way, no volume will actually destroy your eardrums. Of course, I don't want some retailer hijacking my neural inputs and forcing me to hear their commercials or something.... :D
 

iMeowbot

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Oh, this is great news! Getting that dock cable installed was painful, and it keeps getting infected where it exits at the base of my neck. I can't wait to get this new model and have that contraption removed.
 

jholzner

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The story isn't real...that's why it's "Humor." Take a look at their other stories like "Apple Introduces iPorn Movie Store"
 

settledown

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ok i dont know what you guys are talking about, but i was just wondering how the new ipods will operate without the buttons??
Any news on when it will be available?

and you guys are going on something about iporn...
 

applemacdude

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BBspot is a satirical news and comedy source and meant to be funny. If you are easily offended, gullible or don't have a sense of humor we suggest you go elsewhere.
 

settledown

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applemacdude said:
BBspot is a satirical news and comedy source and meant to be funny. If you are easily offended, gullible or don't have a sense of humor we suggest you go elsewhere.
(dude i am bored and playing the fool here, work with me)
 

settledown

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Feb 28, 2003
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So what you are saying is that the new ipods will have a source for audible comedy and news feeds. Nice.

that thing must have the new blu-ray laser in order to receive the news feeds.

I bet the user can speak into a headset to tell it what song to play. That neural net implant thing is just too good to be true.

what are your thoughts.
 

iMeowbot

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Aug 30, 2003
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settledown said:
ok i dont know what you guys are talking about, but i was just wondering how the new ipods will operate without the buttons??
See, that's going to be a problem. Apple will need to obtain permission from different agencies in each jurisdiction whee they want to sell the new model, so availability will be sporadic, possibly even messier than the iTMS rollout. From what I understand the new [redacted at the request of Apple Legal], but [redacted]. I'm due for an upgrade this cycle, and will report back on how well it works soon as the [redacted].
 

iMeowbot

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Yeah, it is pretty excitOff
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AmigoMac

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Hilarious!

I hope the guys from posts above to be kidding ...


:eek:


I'm really worried how people take some things really serious...
 

wrldwzrd89

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Jun 6, 2003
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AmigoMac said:
Hilarious!

I hope the guys from posts above to be kidding ...


:eek:


I'm really worried how people take some things really serious...
I'm with you there AmigoMac. This is meant to be a joke. P.S. You've got a cool avatar!
 

kustere

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Sep 24, 2004
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settledown said:
OK, how is this possible?

voice recognition?
talking menus?
an expanded remote control like the one on the headphones?

ideas...people....

c'mon
Here are some potential ideas that you could do it:
- gestures (shaking or moving the iPod physically
- bluetooth with small clip that can attach to you clothes (you could then plug your headphones into this)
- heads up display on your glasses (for those who wear glasses like me)
- bluetooth interface with controls that are in your clothes, car, desk, etc.
- gestures on the case of the ipod (eg draw a triangle with your finger)


And for all those who actually think this is real, you really need to get a life and think about things that you read and not just accept.