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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 1:17 pm    Post subject: Apple Introduces New Video iPod Reply with quote

Apple Introduces New Video iPod
Wednesday October 12, 2005

Apple today introduced the new iPod, featuring a gorgeous 2.5-inch color screen which can display album artwork and photos, and play stunning video including music videos, video Podcasts, home movies and television shows. The new iPod holds up to 15,000 songs, 25,000 photos or over 150 hours of video and is available in a 30GB model for $299 and a 60GB model for $399, with both models available in stunning white or black designs.

"The new iPod is the best music player ever—it's 30 percent thinner and has 50 percent more storage than its predecessor—yet it sells for the same price and plays stunning video on its 2.5-inch color screen," said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Because millions of people around the world will buy this new iPod to play music, it will quickly become the most popular portable video player in history."

The new iPod plays music, audiobooks, audio Podcasts, video Podcasts, home movies, music videos and popular television shows like “Lost” and “Desperate Housewives.” The unrivaled combination of iPod and iTunes 6 now provides customers with a seamless experience for buying, managing and playing video as well as audio content, including over 2,000 music videos, six short films from the Academy-Award winning Pixar Animation Studios, and five television shows from ABC and Disney Channel, including the immensely popular "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives."

The new iPod combines all of the ground breaking features that have made the iPod the best music player in the world with revolutionary new features such as the ability to view video content on a larger stunning color display. The new iPod features Apple’s innovative Click Wheel for precise, one-handed navigation and the portable design is ideal for putting music, Podcasts, photos, audiobooks, home movies, music videos and popular television shows in a pocket for on-the-go viewing. iPod users can also watch their video content and slideshows of their photos on a television via optional Apple accessories.

Featuring seamless integration with the iTunes Music Store and the iTunes digital music jukebox, iPod features Apple’s patent pending Auto-Sync technology that automatically downloads digital music, Podcasts, photos, audiobooks, home movies, music videos and popular television shows onto the iPod and keeps them up-to-date whenever the iPod is plugged into a Mac® or Windows computer using USB 2.0. The 30GB model features up to 14 hours of battery life for music playback and the 60GB model features up to 20 hours of battery life for music playback.

The new iPods will begin shipping next week for a suggested retail price of $299 (US) for the 30GB model and $399 (US) for the 60GB model through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. All iPod models include earbud headphones, USB 2.0 cable, case, dock insert and a CD with iTunes for Mac and Windows computers.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would buy it if someone tells me there´s gonna be some kind of antenna device, so I can watch the entire 2006 World Cup at work Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 5:08 pm    Post subject: This is the other shoe Reply with quote

When the Nano came out and replaced the Mini, I kind of wondered why they didn't bump the Mini's hard drive capacity, because even 4G is kind of marginal.

But this thing's even thinner than the Mini. If they didn't drop it hen, they'd have to dump it now...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:00 pm    Post subject: output to larger screen...or Tivo/DVD input? Reply with quote

Hmmmmm, my inital thoughts...

Don't see it on the spec, but does the Video iPod output to a larger screen?
I could see buying one if I could carry movies/TV shows around and watch them on something bigger than a 2.5 inch screen (eg. TV or LCD)

Also, if I can burn my CDs onto my iPod using iTunes - can I burn my DVDs to my new Video iPod...?

There's probably a ton of money for anyone who can get this thing to talk to Tivo....

Think I'll wait a few months to see the feedback from the inital release before looking to buy one.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:53 pm    Post subject: Re: output to larger screen...or Tivo/DVD input? Reply with quote

MJRBIM wrote:
Hmmmmm, my inital thoughts...

Don't see it on the spec, but does the Video iPod output to a larger screen?
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You can with the Universal Dock or AV Cable.
http://www.apple.com/ipod/accessories.html
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can create compatible videos, yes.

It will output to a larger screen, but it's still limited to QVGA resolution.

I'm kind of disappointed with that resolution. My Sony Clie has a higher resolution screen than that, and it only cost $130. It's almost the same width and height, too... a bit thicker (0.7i, same as the iPod Mini), but a lot of the difference is the touch screen, the rim around the screen to protect the touch screen, and the cover of the battery compartment... if the screen was flush and the battery bulge was gone it'd be at least .2i thinner...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

resuna wrote:


It will output to a larger screen, but it's still limited to QVGA resolution.



That kind of bothers me. I still went ahead and bought one the day they were announced. I really needed more space for my music. My legal Wink music collection has swelled to over 5500 songs. I was sick of swapping out songs on my 15GB 3G iPod. Being able to play video is just an extra bonus.
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