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post #76 of 177
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Originally Posted by DJShadow View Post
Any more space and it'll be too expensive for most consumers.
As I said in the first thread created, some of us have cash to burn. And if Apple thought it wasn't feasible to put in more flash memory, then throw a HDD inside! I am sure people will get over not having 8mm thickness anymore

What a waste of a touch screen interface. 16gb is puny
post #77 of 177
Ok, let's get to what really matters. Does anyone know if they are still using a quality Wolfson DAC on the iPod Classic? That's all that matters to me. Maybe then the iMod might come out for it and we'll have 160GB to go.
post #78 of 177
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Originally Posted by GAD View Post
Am I alone in thinking that album flow is aweful? Call me a luddite, but give me a text list.

Command line Rules! Even with one arm I hate my mouse... VI Rules!!!

...sorry... off my meds...

GAD
VI's too complex. I prefer `cat >`. Haha.
post #79 of 177
I think the releases make a lot of sense- a few shockers and a few half/ predictable misses.

The classic really surprised me. In keeping with Apples "give them 3/4 of what they want now, so we can charge them again in 6-12 months" philosophy, I was expecting 60/80 and 120. 160 is really a shocker and probably a large enough increase to spur many to upgrade, especially with the down- right reasonable price points. The name change, subtle marketing ploy- very clever Apple.

The new Nano is much cooler than people are affording it. I have yet to see it live, but I get the feeling people are going to eventually love it. The only mistake I see here is the 8gb top end, but I guess that allows them to "wow" us with a Jan/ Feb upgrade to 16gb. 8gb is great for 256/320 aac music files, but an addition 8gb is probably what it will take to reasonably take advantage of its video functionality. Decent price points here too.

The Ipod Touch- a half functional (storage space wise) window into the future. Early adopters are going to be a little annoyed when it is bumped to 32gb in 6 months, but an early adopter is a fool if he doesn't expect as much. He'll be annoyed until he realizes he can recoup 66% of his investment on ebay, and use it toward the purchase of the more useful 1.5 version, thereby, drunk with the luster of his latest compulsive acquisition, distracting himself from a future 50% net loss. At some point in the future, the classic will be replaced with this model, unless Apple finds a way to dramatically differentiate the cost, and gear the classic 100% toward the portable mass storage music crowd. At least until flash legitimately catches up, I guess.

The Shuffle is a very useful device, and the January update improved the 2g quite a bit, but this upgrade is kind of silly. I guess Apple feels the product is close to perfect in its current form and wishes to simply capitalize on the accessory factor. Who here cannot see a teenage girl collecting a shuffle in every color and matching it to her belt and shoelaces? Apple must see a lot of cash in this strategy (ala swatch) because the only other place to go with this to 2gb and perhaps a 1 line scrolling screen. In any case, I was surprised they didn't announce a price drop, if only to further the accessory strategy.

All in all, an interesting strategy by Apple- to integrate the luster of the future with the utility of the present. I'm pretty sure I'll buy a Nano and it's likely I'll upgrade to a 160gb classic as well, so whatever they did, it worked on me.
post #80 of 177
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Originally Posted by FilterSweepRight View Post
i have a 5.5g ipod. just picked it up but it's OK! i'm getting it modded.

i'm looking for something like that, but it doesn't seem to have gotten good reviews
Haven't read any reviews on them but mine works flawless luckily.
They also make that kind of remote for the new gen. ipod but only when connected through the dock-lineout.
post #81 of 177
I can easily understand how you younger folks are big on these new ipod toys. Students, commuters, business travelers and probably a lot of others. If I were still catching planes, I would have the iphone and the new 160g in a New York minute. I unfortunately have no use. Most of my little diversions are home based as I don't go out that much anymore. I'm a big screen guy. I do have my 8G Nano and shuffle, which I use everyday at the gym, dog walks and trips to the market. Keep buying, my friends, I do love Apple.
post #82 of 177
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Originally Posted by ken36 View Post
I can easily understand how you younger folks are big on these new ipod toys. Students, commuters, business travelers and probably a lot of others. If I were still catching planes, I would have the iphone and the new 160g in a New York minute. I unfortunately have no use. Most of my little diversions are home based as I don't go out that much anymore. I'm a big screen guy. I do have my 8G Nano and shuffle, which I use everyday at the gym, dog walks and trips to the market. Keep buying, my friends, I do love Apple.
I am with you 100%, I work at home and don't actually need to leave the house all that much if really don't want to. 90% of my portable needs can be accommodated by a Shuffle. However, I keep a video in the car, and 160gb of headroom would be nice. Also the new Nano could come in handy both for the cool factor, and the few times I actually get to venture into society. In other words, I want the Nano as a tech toy.
post #83 of 177
I think the nano of the previous generation looked much nicer. This one just kinda looks like a short and stubby version of the ipod classic. However, it's interesting that the new classic will be full metal... wonder if it'll scratch easily.
post #84 of 177
Well, all I wanted was a customizable EQ and it looks like I didn't get that. I recently gambled and purchased a 2nd Gen 8GB Nano on sale for $179 and I'm really glad I did. The new nanos look way too fat and bulky to clip onto your shirt. Forget the shuffle...it's not large enough to carry even 4 days of newly purchased music, plus it lacks a screen. I could care less about video on a nano...I have a regular 5G 30GB for that...but I rarely watch videos anyway. The iPod touch looks way too large to really be portable.

If they would have introduced a 16 or 32GB flash iPod in the old 2G form factor with a customizable EQ, I would have waited in line for 3 days to snag one.
post #85 of 177
So..with this touch screen action...so much for rubberbanding them to your amp....sucky....

I'll wait another month, and buy refurb :-)
post #86 of 177
I was excited yesterday, and thought for sure I would get the iPod Touch. Then Apple lowers the iPhone price by $200. Guess which one I'll be getting?
post #87 of 177
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Originally Posted by ezkcdude View Post
I was excited yesterday, and thought for sure I would get the iPod Touch. Then Apple lowers the iPhone price by $200. Guess which one I'll be getting?
Early iPhone adopters going to get $100 credit from Apple! Alright!

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/06/te...8&partner=IWON
post #88 of 177
yeah for the credit on the iphone i bought at full price. It will go towards a 160GB classic......

Yes i'm both an Apple fan and a sucker. In reality they are probably one and the same.............

BTW alll of the new ipods except the touch are in the apple retail stores today

I played with the new Nano. Looks better in person (very thin) but feelings still mixed.
post #89 of 177
I figured I'd stop by the local Apple Store today. Closed for renovations, reopening September 15th.
post #90 of 177
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Originally Posted by rhymesgalore View Post
I'm with ya buddie

I think i used it about once in iTunes, and discarted it then as pure eyecandy...

At least its something for kids to show off


I just saw they also gave the touch the "shiny metal a*s"..... oh my.....
EDIT: After looking at it for a while, i doesn't even makes sense from a designers point of view. Since they couldn't cover the wifi antenna with the chrome, there's this black corner. And this destroys the uniform look the iPod back was all about...
I whole heartedly disagree. There are two nice things about Coverflow. First, album art is back. It seemed for awhile back in the heyday of the 4G B&W iPod that we had gained an amazing new way to carry around music we had lost much of the personality. The biggest form being the cover art. I hated not being able to see the album covers on my ipod. Thats half the reason I ran out to buy an iPod Photo. But you see that was always sort of a way to more see the album art, not truly use it as you do in a shelf. Where the cover is the first thing you see when selecting a CD. Now its the same way. You can flip through seamlessly all your albums by seeing their covers, thats great! It finally puts the CD cover back into Prominence. Also it allows one to view all the tracks on a CD more naturally and in the same interface. You don't have to enter a menu to see the songs. You merely click one button and the album flips to reveal the songs while in line and then another click returns you to browsing. Its much more like how you would normally go through a list. And I definetely like it. You can call it eye-candy, and yes its not neccessary by any means. But music is half about the emotional enjoyment, and part of that is seeing the covers while picking an album. Browsing the colorful artwork that some artist painstankily went through to honor his album. Its a touch romantic, but thats what music is about. So yes its eye-candy. But natural, useful eye-candy, which in my book is what the digital realm is all about. Mimicking the greatest parts of the natural world with the benifits of digital. I think this is just one more evolution up.
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