Why did they change "iPod" to "Music?"

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  1. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    I've also noticed that they've taken video out (obviously, if it's titled music) and now we have music and video app icons... why? To me, this just bloats the home screen even more. Of course I could always create a folder to simplify it, but I just don't get this move. Thanks.
     
  2. Gen macrumors 6502a

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    They split iPod into Videos and Music ... maybe because iPod was getting crowded? You could only have four tabs on the bottom and then a "More" to access the other tabs, ie; Albums, etc.

    Maybe Apple designed something really useful and app specific in-regards to Videos and Music?
     
  3. M87 macrumors 65816

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    I think iPod has lost its shine. When I hear iPod I think of a hard drive with a crappy screen. iPhone and iPod Touch (they might call it an iPod, but to most people it's an iPhone sans cellular data) have taken over. Also consider Apple's unusual timing with the iPhone 5 release this year, looks like it might happen at the same time the iPods are typically refreshed. I think there's gonna be some rebranding going on as well as some devices getting the axe.
     
  4. iMJustAGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't know but I'm not sure I like it. Actually, I know I don't. Mainly because I see no justification.
     
  5. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    I don't like it, I'd rather have my movies and music all in one app.
     
  6. rkmac macrumors 6502

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    They did that? Remember this is an early dev release, so some things will change. This could be the sort of minor thing they change back. I really hope they do because I hate bloating my homescreen.
     
  7. M87 macrumors 65816

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    I seem to recall someone specifically pointing out the change in the keynote, though I might be mistaken.
     
  8. iMJustAGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    You could even see it during the keynote. I noticed it immediately as the icon is different. I didn't at the time however, see the video app until some hands on videos.
     
  9. rkmac macrumors 6502

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    If thats the case it is unlikely to change back :( Ick. I really liked them as one app...
     
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    The images of the iPhone 4 and iPad on the Apple site (iOS 5 page) show them split up. I like both in one app as it is now, but I agree with the user stating that the word "iPhone" to name the app is becoming somewhat irrelevant.
     
  12. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Hopefully they are fleshing out the movie player with more supported formats and options so it requires it's own app.

    Hey I can dream.
     
  13. seajay96 macrumors 6502

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    Probably has to do with iCloud implementation. Not 100% sure, but I don't think iCloud supports videos.
     
  14. iMJustAGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't see why they would need separate apps to handle this.
     
  15. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe because it's nothing like an iPod anymore? It really never was, seeing as how iPhone came before the iPod touch. And the iPod Touch was always advertised as a little version of the iPhone. I think it's appropriate to call it 'Music' now. It's simple, and most likely it'll simplify things even more. and there was always a videos icon my iPad.
     
  16. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    It could just be a beta version that uses the iPod touch stuff. I think the iPod touch has separate music and video stuff. The iPad does, but it still calls the music one "iPod" and also has a video one.

    I get the benefits either way. I'm used to all of that being in the iPod app, but maybe each app can be streamlined by separating the two.
     
  17. SuitcaseB macrumors newbie

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    Not sure if I like this! Don't understand why they've had to change it on the iPhone!
     
  18. redtapemedia macrumors member

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    I can think of a very good reason for it: Consistency. It brings the iPhone in line with the iPod touch and the iPad. Why confuse matters by making it difference on different devices running the same platform?
     
  19. stevearm macrumors 6502a

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    It's just to reduce brand name confusion.

    iPod = hardware
    Music and Videos = software on iOS

    Pretty simply to understand really.
     
  20. muouyiyi macrumors newbie

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    I'd also like it roll back to one app....
    :mad: how can we change apple's mind??
     
  21. Jayderek macrumors 6502

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    possibly another nail in the coffin for the 'iPod' name as a brand.

    a little sad
     
  22. iMJustAGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Feedback, feedback, feedback.

    I don't get why people keep saying this because there is still a full iPod line-up. It's not "dead" by any means.
     
  23. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    if the app plays music, who the heck cares what they decide to call it!
     
  24. iMJustAGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Because we also have a video app now, which is annoying.
     
  25. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Put the two icons in a folder named iPod and put it back on the dock :p
     

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