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#1 13 years ago

Yo apple just released the iPod video!!! I might get one next week!

Act I: The iMac G5. We sold over a million of them in its first year. What better place to put the computer than right behind the display? Today we’re introducing and all new iMac. [It looks extremely similar] Three great new features.

(1) It’s even thinner. The 20-inch is now thinner than the 17 used to be.

(2) iSight videocam. The new mac has an iSight built in. The camera has even better specs. Right out of the box videoconferencing without any extra stuff. We wrote a new app called PhotoBooth. [Demo: It has a built in flash - the entire display flashes. There are special effects including “Warhol” and effects that morph your face goofily.]

(3) Front Row. It s a new way to experience the media on your computer. It’s an incredible way to enjoy your music, your videos, and your photos … from your sofa. We’ve done a remote control, Apple style. It’s got six buttons. [Demo: He presses remote and a menu for Music / Photo / DVD / Video zooms in. There’s a giant iPod-style interface for music. “I can enjoy my music from across the room and see the artwork.”

Photos navigates through everything in iPhoto with slide show effects for albums.

”Now, a lot of people watch DVDs in their iMac, and it would be nice to control them from across the room. Now you can.” [Loads DVD of The Incredibles with menu that blurs out the typically unusable menu on the DVD with an iPod-style menu. Movie posters and trailers in HD format streamed from apple.com] This remote control, I just wanted to point something that to me captures what Apple is all about. [Shot of huge button-congested remotes next to the tiny 6-button Apple remote]

Specs: Bluetooth, Superdrive, Mighty Mouse standard. 17-inch $1299. 20-inch $1699. Available today.

New iPod announced! The new iPod, as speculated, features video capabilities and the wider display, but it’s still a music-first device.

The device will feature a 2.5-inch display, QVGA resolution (320 x 240), and will MPEG-4 h.264 (natch), and presumably Quicktime.

The new iPod will be 30% thinner than the current 20GB iPod (making it 0.44-inches thick—say wha?), and will feature a 60GB version (which should be thinner than the current 0.63-inch thick 20GB iPod), and editions of both in black.

The 20GB should go for $299, and the 60GB for $399. They’ll be shipping next week.

What’s the device named, you ask? The iPod. That’s it, just The iPod. Well spare you the Prince jokes. The iPod will have TV out.

Stevie has iTunes 6.0 up there—only about a month after introducing iTunes 5.0.

iTunes 6.0 will also feature video and the iTunes Music Store will feature Fairplay DRMed video downloads (big surprise, right?).

At launch over 2,000 music videos will be made available at a cost of $1.99 apiece. You can download iTunes 6.0 starting today.

Oh, and one more thing…

It’s not only music videos you can buy. No, Apple’s set up to allow you to purchase TV shows for $1.99 apiece. Get Desperate Housewives or four other ABC shows premiering on iTunes at two bucks an ep. Videos are native QVGA resolution.30600000000489569kw.jpg




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#2 13 years ago

I would rather watch TV programs and music on a 32-inch TV rather than a piddly three inch plastic thing. If I was ever that desperate to watch TV on the train, I'd make a note to get out more.

This is just another gimmick to make as much money as possible. People who buy it will soon realise what a waste of money it was.




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#3 13 years ago
This is just another gimmick to make as much money as possible. People who buy it will soon realise what a waste of money it was.

Even without the video capabilities, upgrading from 20 to 30gb and going thinner for the same price as the original iPod is still a nice upgrade. Not to mention their new quoted battery life is 20 hours. I am considering ebaying my current iPod to cover part of the price of a new one.




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#4 13 years ago

I was already considering eBaying my 2GB nano to get a 4GB model, but maybe now I'll go for the video iPod instead. I heard apple was going to make an announcement on October 12th (it was on cnet) and they speculated that it might be a video iPod. I considered selling my nano before the 12th, since it seemed likely that I would get less after this release. I was under the assumption that it would be exactly like the photo iPods, but with video capability. Seeing all of the other changes they made, I'm beginning to regret that decision. Oh well... atleast I have my 2GB nano.




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#5 13 years ago

I want one.

I don't really care about the video, but seeing as my 15GB 3G iPod is currently full, so I need something to replace it. A 20 GB iPod had just too little storage to justify the money to upgrade, but a 30 GB seems much more worthwhile to me. Of course, I would love to grab the 60 GB iPod, but the 30 GB one is expensive enough.

RevenI would rather watch TV programs and music on a 32-inch TV rather than a piddly three inch plastic thing.

Ahh, video out is such a nice thing, you get to watch all your shows, movies, etc. on your friend's TV.




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#6 13 years ago

The iTunes music store is now offering music videos and TV shows, a two dollars an episode/video. Seeing as they had the first season of LOST, I downloaded the first episode. I enjoyed it so much, I downloaded the entire season. Quite a reasonable price too, just $35.




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#7 13 years ago

I want one also, i have a 4G iPod 20 gig. I watch movies a lot, and i think it would be a sweet thing to have.




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#8 13 years ago

I just bought season one of lost, i am getting one next week....the black ipod looks really nice!




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#9 13 years ago

I'm going to the apple store in about 30 minutes to see if its worth putting my nano on ebay and spending another $125 to upgrade... yes.... I know I'm crazy. I'll let you know how they feel.




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#10 13 years ago

RevenI would rather watch TV programs and music on a 32-inch TV rather than a piddly three inch plastic thing. If I was ever that desperate to watch TV on the train, I'd make a note to get out more.

This is just another gimmick to make as much money as possible. People who buy it will soon realise what a waste of money it was.

:agreed

Honestly, why do you want to buy an iPod, video or not?

The iPod wasn't that bad of an idea when it came out, a sleek, mp3 player, that has a pretty reliable background-Apple.

But what it has evolved into is insane. first off, its $299, that right there is a bit on the expensive side. Second, it has white plastic on the front. Now, i don't know about you, but if i am going to spend $299 on an mp3 player, i don't want it to look cheapy. However, once we talk about the iPod nano, then it just becomes worse. It may be "small" and "cool" but if you have something that small that costs that much, you better guard it like a rosetta stone. Third, why do people buy it? is it really because they want an iPod as an mp3 player, or are they just following the crowd?

This whole "i-something" talk is also something i don't get. Why must you put "I" next to every word and put an iPod on every picture? This whole thing seems like some kind of marketing ploy to make you buy into a product that really isn't that special, but since everyone has one, why don't you? :rolleyes:

As for the iPod with video, good for them. But why would you watch a TV show on that little screen? I don't how much you can take away from a show and still see it, but this is definetly beyond the line.




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