"True Video" Ipod is not coming out soon...Face it.

levitynyc

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Its not happening! Not this year!. Its October!!!!

Apple JUST RELEASED NEW IPODS!!!!

The average Joe does not care about a Widescreen IPOD!

I do, I am sure you do, but Apple is not going to release a product so soon after the last update just to appease the tech geeks like ourselves!

As far as the notion of "Must keep up with Zune" They don't have to keep up with anything. The Zune IS ESSENTIALLY....AN IPOD!!! There is nothing different other than an archaic FM tuner that no one cares about! The zune is not going to work wirelessly!

Sure I would love Bluetooth headphones, but there will be a time and place to release those, but its not this year!
 

Scarlet Fever

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levitynyc said:
The average Joe does not care about a Widescreen IPOD!
but then again, the average Joe doesn't know that a widescreen iPod is in the works...
levitynyc said:
As far as the notion of "Must keep up with Zune" They don't have to keep up with anything. The Zune IS ESSENTIALLY....AN IPOD!!! There is nothing different other than an archaic FM tuner that no one cares about! The zune is not going to work wirelessly!
the iPod is already more than a Zune, anyway. i read somewhere that the Zune won't be able to play video when it first comes out.

The "true video iPod" will come out eventually, its just a waiting game. What Apple are trying to do is, from a technical point, near impossible to do; make a player the size of its screen, increase battery capacity dramatically just to keep the same life as current iPods, and keep the price similar to the current lineup.
 

Rocksaurus

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You don't think that Apple *might* release a brand spanking new iPod a day before the Zune to kill Microsoft's momentum? I think that'd be a pretty good business strategy. Not sayin' they are, just sayin' it's not so impossible.
 

ezekielrage_99

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Let's face it, the Nanos got a MAJOR overhaul while the G5 iPod nothing much.

I'm not saying we are getting the Video iPod but I am thinking we will see a G5 iPod overhaul before the end of the year and before Zune will hit the shelves.

That's my $USD0.02
 

Superdrive

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How do you know the video iPod won't be out? The 5th Generation iPod with video capability wasn't even released by this time last year (12 Oct). I'm betting when the real deal comes around, it won't be an 'iPod' it will be called something else, existing in its own line.
 

xappeal

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The regular iPod was updated to the click wheel model merely months before the release of the "iPod Photo".

Face facts, it's coming my tip is October 24. This would make the release very similar in timing to the G5 iPod announcement last year.

You are thinking that the G5 must be replaced by the true video iPod, that's where you're wrong. I could think of heaps of people that would much prefer to have the G5 for it's music playing abilities and not have to pay extra for the widescreen iPod.

You'd have to think the device will use the same resolution as the iTunes music store is selling, this would explain why the resolution wasn't made even higher when the movie store was released.
 

EGT

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levitynyc said:
Its not happening! Not this year!. Its October!!!!

Apple JUST RELEASED NEW IPODS!!!!

The average Joe does not care about a Widescreen IPOD!

I do, I am sure you do, but Apple is not going to release a product so soon after the last update just to appease the tech geeks like ourselves!

As far as the notion of "Must keep up with Zune" They don't have to keep up with anything. The Zune IS ESSENTIALLY....AN IPOD!!! There is nothing different other than an archaic FM tuner that no one cares about! The zune is not going to work wirelessly!

Sure I would love Bluetooth headphones, but there will be a time and place to release those, but its not this year!
*Sniff sniff*

Can anyone else smell denial? :p
 

speakerwizard

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it has been said time and time again, that this product will be in addition to the ipod line, not as a replacement, a new top-end model now the prices have been marked down, makes perfect sence to me.

plus it doesnt really matter if its released before xmas to kill zune interest and in time for xmas, or in january along with iTV and movie downloads in UK, either would create a BOOM!.
 

chicagdan

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levitynyc said:
Apple JUST RELEASED NEW IPODS!!!!
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Yeah, and they had *just released* the iMac G5 with iSight when the Intel iMac was introduced. Apple isn't in the business of keeping recent consumers satisfied, they're in the business of selling new products.
 
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