Photos, Videos, and iPod? What happened to Music?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by 4DThinker, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    On the Touch you tap a MUSIC icon to get to your music collection. Anyone want to explain why they call it iPod instead of Music on the iPad?

    On a side note, it bothers me that when playing a song the controls are split between the top and bottom of the screen. This doesn't matter on a small screen (ipod Touch) but will prove very innefficient on the iPad's big screen.
  2. Damian. macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2009
    The iPod Touch is an iPod which you can use to play music(app #1) and videos(app #2). It would be strange to use an iPod(app) on your iPod.
    The iPad and iPhone are different devices.
  3. gwynne macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2010
    Not sure but the button is labelled iPod on the iPhone also.
  4. Iphoneness macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2010
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    The iPod has a couple different apps within it(Music, Videos) and the iPhone and iPad have the iPod app within them. The iPod app in the iPad looks almost like iTunes on your computer from the screenshots on Apple's website
  5. abijnk macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I think this is the correct explanation as well.
  6. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
    Correct answer :)
  7. 4DThinker thread starter macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    I've been looking at each app as it is shown on the iPad Features page at Apple.

    The iPad has dedicated, seperate Video and Photo apps. Then it has an iPod app that only leads to Music. Does the word "iPod" mean "music" to all of you? Lately all iPods except the shuffle are capable of music, photos, and video. The iTunes app is NOT the music player. It simply opens up the iTunes store. Is music on your macbooks called "iPod"?

    The iPhone is a phone first, with an iPod icon to lead you to your media content. Photos is a seperate app there, mainly because with a camera the iPhone's photo content is partly self-generated.

    I guess the point of my thread is that "iPod" as such is loosing identity within Apple's products, and calling the music app "iPod" instead of "music" appears (to me) to be a sad token homage to products of old. It's almost as if they are assuming users won't go looking for music on the iPad. From THIS PAGE it looks like they are using "iPod" to mean a broader music experience. To me it's a confusing message.
  8. MythicFrost macrumors 68040


    Mar 11, 2009
    I guess it includes podcasts and audiobooks etc... as well.
  9. 4DThinker thread starter macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    Good point, Mythic. Shouldn't they call it "Audio" then?
  10. MythicFrost macrumors 68040


    Mar 11, 2009
    I don't mind iPod - but they already have iPod under the iPhone which contains those things and video, so its just uniformity.
  11. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    I think you're over analyzing this.

    There's videos, photos, and then all the iPod functions that aren't limited to music (audiobooks, podcasts, iTunes U, etc.) so it's called iPod, much more iconic and familiar than audio.

    Not sure how I feel about a different video app.
  12. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    As long as they are calling it "iPod," I wish they would have included Videos in it, like on the iPhone. I find it annoying that Music and Videos are separated on the iPod touch, as I often think of a video/movie I want to see while listening to my music, or vice versa, and I like that on the iPhone, I'm able to switch between music and videos without switching apps.
  13. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Does any of this matter at all? Some of you guys are going wacky. I can't wait for the iPad to be released so these threads will fade away into obscurity.

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