Video iPod Orders Shifted?

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    A previous report had claimed that Quanta had won an "iPod with Video" contract back in March. The details of this report were vague, however, making it unclear if the manufacturing contract was for the current 5G iPod or was, in fact, the rumored touch-screen video iPod.

    Regardless, a new Commercial Times report claims today that the order has shifted to another manufacturer.

    Most recent rumors on the touch-screen Video iPod (Mockups) indicated that it had been delayed due to technical difficulties.

    Meanwhile,there have been a flurry of speculation on upcoming iPods in recent weeks:

    - 8GB and 10GB Nanos this Summer?
    - iPod video media on Blu-Ray?
    - New Nanos in the Fall?
    - Comments by Apple that the average price of iPods sold is expected to drop this summer.
  2. paddy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2005
  3. shadowmoses macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2005
    There's defiantly something weird going on with the next gen iPod, we probably won't see it until close to 2007 if not in 2007.....This isnt a bad thing as Apple can make sure they make it as good as possible, and the current 5g will more than suffice until then,

  4. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I guess that fits--problems found, and unable to be fixed while staying with the initial manufacturer, resulting in a delay and a change of manufacturers.

    I could believe it.
  5. miketcool macrumors 6502a


    Jun 24, 2003
    Was the entire contract shifted? Or was another EMS provider added to handle demands?

    Regardless, Apple has a lot more R&D $ and resources. A video iPod is gonna be connected to so many more things when it is announced. Wouldn't it be odd if Apple left the iPod alone and just released something completely different? I mean, if your going touch sensitive, might is well go all the way and work on a resurrected newton right? This next player/device is going to be a major breakthrough I think.

    M$ seemed hasty with their Origami and made a fuss about it when Apple released their iPod HiFi at a small press release. M$ analyst probably have Apple pegged to release this device and thought it was going down early. Apple has definatly taken a bold stratedgy, watch to see it continue into the madness.
  6. nicksoper macrumors member


    Mar 6, 2006
    Cape Town
    To be honest I'd really like a nano size full screen iPod. Obviously a bit thicker to allow for more battery.

    Even a nano that played video would be awesome, it can do it, to the detremement of battery life. The screen is easily big enough to watch an episode of family guy or lost, or even clips taken with a digital camera.
  7. brett_x macrumors member

    Apr 25, 2005
    Yet Another...

    When do the rumors start getting tagged with the heading "YA"?
    YA Video iPod rumor
  8. RodThePlod macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2005
    Oh yes, please! Alas - I don't think this is going to happen any time soon :(

    My 3G is getting on a bit now - esepcially when I compare it to my brother's 5G :rolleyes:

    Whatever top range iPod model Apple decides to release next, I'm getting!

    -- - for iPod users who love to travel
  9. Diatribe macrumors 601


    Jan 8, 2004
    Back in the motherland
    Defiantly eh? :D
  10. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2004
    Well today is my birthday, why can't they release it now! I guess that tax refund will just have to get invested or put in the savings account, how boring!
  11. Bad Beaver macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2003
    I need no 6G iPod, all I want is an iPod with at least 80GB, be it 5G or whatever. I'd buy it on the spot. Come on Apple, gimme some serious storage!
  12. Diatribe macrumors 601


    Jan 8, 2004
    Back in the motherland
    I second that. I've been waiting to replace my 4G iPod but not before they go 80GB. I'm sure there are quite a few people who think that way.
  13. wedge antilies macrumors member

    wedge antilies

    Dec 14, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia, MAAAATE!
    I concur

    Yeah this is more important to me than the Video capabilities.

    Although I do like having my cake and eating it.:p

    -Red 2.
  14. mackeeper macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2006
    Who needs a nano? I want a true video iPod already!
  15. CallmeKenneth macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2003
    Mega-City 1, Sector 41
    Seems to me like it's been a longer than usual time since Apple released a significant update to the 'pod...

    Apple must be under pressure to keep churning stuff out, what with those crapola cheapie rip-offs
  16. CallmeKenneth macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2003
    Mega-City 1, Sector 41
    Not that I'm really that interested. Couldn't afford one anyway...:(
  17. boncellis macrumors 6502


    Feb 9, 2006
    Salt Lake City
    More than "yet another" video iPod rumor

    At least this, if it is to be believed, explains some of the seemingly disjointed Apple announcements over the past few months.

    I wouldn't put it past Mr. Jobs, as he unveils it, to say something along the lines of "What? You didn't think we were going to forget our 30th Anniversary, did you?!" ;)
  18. manu chao macrumors 603

    Jul 30, 2003
    If you look at all available statistics on iPod sales (which is mostly either annecdotal evidence and proxy data like lists of top selling products at the Apple online store or Amazon, or the scarcety/availability when supply is under constrain) the iPod mini and the iPod nano were selling in significantly larger numbers than the full-sized iPod. And among the full-sized iPods the larger capacity model was always selling much less than the base model.

    There are a significant number of people who would buy a 80 GB iPod, even for music alone but they are not the people Apple makes most money with (although their margins are higher on the bigger models).
  19. rikers_mailbox macrumors 6502a

    Sep 27, 2003
    I'll agree with this too. If the touchscreen development is true (and it seems like it is with all the patent filings), then we should see MUCH more functionality in the new iPod.

    I'll go out on a limb and say that we'll finally see some kind of wireless capability, and the touchscreen will allow for virtual keyboard and limited (simplified?) web browsing.
  20. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040


    Sep 13, 2003
    Its not so much where you are as when you are.
    Maybe they'll announce it at WWDC as "one more thing"...

    Maybe with a sample for developers...

    Time to convince my boss to send me...
  21. Noiseboy macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2002
    Lurking nearby.
    It's curious to see just how many people believe that the word definitely contains the letter 'a'. This iteration is even more curious.
    Back on topic, I'm still waiting for just the right Pod to replace my still perfectly working 2nd generation, maybe a touchscreen is it.
  22. Diatribe macrumors 601


    Jan 8, 2004
    Back in the motherland
    Yeah, but I think that to be a question of price too. Because those were priced pretty high. Anyway with video content coming there'll be more mainstream need for higher capacities.
  23. Diatribe macrumors 601


    Jan 8, 2004
    Back in the motherland
    It seems to be one of the most spelled wrong words ever, which does seem peculiar.
  24. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    If this is indeed in relation to the new touch screen iPod, then I'm fine with this. I'd rather Apple take its time and get things right than rush a defficient product to the market. It's too bad if they have run into problems, but it happens. Fix 'em up and eventually release the best iPod ever! :D

    In the interim though, hopefully Apple will at least give us a price drop and/or a capacity increase to the line. That should tide us over until these touch screen bad boys are ready to ship. :cool:
  25. sartinsauce macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Not only does it seems to be the most mispelled word here on MR, it seems to be one of the most often used, drawing attention to how often it is mispelled.

    I love it when people start flaming on bad spellers. I don't care if you spell poorly, as long as you spend richly at the Apple Store.

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