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New Ipods on September the 5th!!

post #1 of 351
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Apple is holding an ipod-themed event at the moscone center on september 5.
Rumored:
Fullscreen touch-control HD based ipod
New nanos
Wireless itunes store
Beatles catalog
post #2 of 351
rumor..
post #3 of 351
it's official the invites have been sent out
post #4 of 351
a reasonably likely rumour as basically the new iPods could/would be based on the same platform as the iPhone..
post #5 of 351
Whoa calm down there. It's pretty obvious that we will see new iPods but what they will feature is still a mystery. I really want an iPhone sans phone and camera with a huge hard drive but that might steal iPhone sales, something Apple isn't looking for. They have to be putting out some sort of new iPod because it's been 2 years since the 5G debuted.. they will probably introduce something to do with iTunes, whether it be The Beatles' catalogue finally entering the store or as it is rumoured making the store wireless allowing users of the iPhone and the new iPod to download over the air.

Whatever will be introduced by Jobs, it's going to be cool, and no one should be looking at buying an iPod until waiting for the announcement.
post #6 of 351
[QUOTE=bluey_02;3235447]Whoa calm down there. It's pretty obvious that we will see new iPods but what they will feature is still a mystery. I really want an iPhone sans phone and camera with a huge hard drive ... QUOTE]

X2
post #7 of 351
there was also a rumor that gen 5.5 was the last harddrive Ipod, and that future ipods would be solid state drive, but then again, its all rumors, theres also a picture of a widescreen video nano going around, i think apple legal is sending cease and desist letters to anyone who makes a mockup just to keep people guessing,
post #8 of 351
Who gives a rats about The Beatles on the iTunes store? Give me my Hoffman remasters.
post #9 of 351
There will be a new iPod, and it will be the same as the current iPod, but more expensive, and all the fanboys will eat it up.
post #10 of 351
My reasonable(somewhat) expectations/wishlist for the event:

-iTunes 8
-More video content for other countries(ie Canada) on the itunes store, available in 720p or at least their "large" size that they use on web gallery videos for .mac.
-More drm free labels.
-Wireless iTunes store on iPhone. iPhone bumped up to 16gb, 4gb and 8gb get $100 price cut, 16gb is now $599
-Shuffle will probably stay 1gb and get a price cut, maybe move to 2gb.
-Nano to be replaced with the fat rumored nano with that leaked osx like interface 4-8-16GB models.
-iPod to be replaced with the touchscreen ipod 40-80-120gb versions. $299-$349-$399 With wifi, I think wifi would be a smart move because they should be competing with microsoft's (albeit currently crippled) wifi in the zune. Wifi would enable features such as youtube, wireless itunes store, safari(my number 1 hope), and I would hope email, but that might bite too far into the iphone. Also another wifi feature they could add (and to the iPhone) would be the ability to stream your itunes library on your home network, so you can access all your songs(and properly formatted videos) on your ipod anywhere in your house.

With having the high end ipod price overlap the new low end iphone price, I think rather than cannibalizing iPhone sales it could sway potential ipod buyers to think more about the iphone as an option. Sure it's a tremendous amount less storage space but people will see the upsides of the phone over the ipod (phone, internet anywhere not just hotspots, sms, camera, etc). These swayed people could balance out the people out there who are potential iphone buyers, but really just want the widescreen touchscreen ipod.

But now I'm digressing too much, mainly I just want the touchscreen ipod with wifi & safari on the 5th.
post #11 of 351
Two words: CUSTOM EQ
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Enigmatic View Post
My reasonable(somewhat) expectations/wishlist for the event:

-iTunes 8
-More video content for other countries(ie Canada) on the itunes store, available in 720p or at least their "large" size that they use on web gallery videos for .mac.
-More drm free labels.
-Wireless iTunes store on iPhone. iPhone bumped up to 16gb, 4gb and 8gb get $100 price cut, 16gb is now $599
-Shuffle will probably stay 1gb and get a price cut, maybe move to 2gb.
-Nano to be replaced with the fat rumored nano with that leaked osx like interface 4-8-16GB models.
-iPod to be replaced with the touchscreen ipod 40-80-120gb versions. $299-$349-$399 With wifi, I think wifi would be a smart move because they should be competing with microsoft's (albeit currently crippled) wifi in the zune. Wifi would enable features such as youtube, wireless itunes store, safari(my number 1 hope), and I would hope email, but that might bite too far into the iphone. Also another wifi feature they could add (and to the iPhone) would be the ability to stream your itunes library on your home network, so you can access all your songs(and properly formatted videos) on your ipod anywhere in your house.

With having the high end ipod price overlap the new low end iphone price, I think rather than cannibalizing iPhone sales it could sway potential ipod buyers to think more about the iphone as an option. Sure it's a tremendous amount less storage space but people will see the upsides of the phone over the ipod (phone, internet anywhere not just hotspots, sms, camera, etc). These swayed people could balance out the people out there who are potential iphone buyers, but really just want the widescreen touchscreen ipod.

But now I'm digressing too much, mainly I just want the touchscreen ipod with wifi & safari on the 5th.
Are you awake
That's improvements for at least 2-3 more Ipod lines in the future. I'm hoping a lot of good features, but all you described seems a bit too much to me ...
post #13 of 351
Quote:
Originally Posted by ILikeMusic View Post
Two words: CUSTOM EQ
X2 that!
post #14 of 351
i say bigger HD, and mainly better on the go playlist management, as ive said in previous rumour threads, ive done a study at uni about the usability issue posed by the current on the go playlist and devised a easy and simple solution.

the ability to add songs to playlists whilst on the move would be fantastic for me, since im a big playlist guy!
post #15 of 351
touchscreen = heck no!
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