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Fake as hell.

Not to mention, why would I want to watch a movie with the controls superimposed over the picture?

Actually there have been a rash of these type of pictures. I have to admit this is the best one I have seen.
 
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socialxray said:
Fake as hell.

Not to mention, why would I want to watch a movie with the controls superimposed over the picture?

Actually there have been a rash of these type of pictures. I have to admit this is the best one I have seen.

Supposedly the next generation iPOD will have a touch screen, so I wouldn't necessarily write it off as some handy studio work.

Let's wait and see though... word has it that Jobs won't release it until he seals some deals on movie licenses.
 

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Just when I was thinking about going to the dark side and getting an i-pod this comes along (sigh). Guess I'll wait a while longer and get the latest toy instead. Any guesses what a trinket like this might set one back?
 

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MiTT said:
Just when I was thinking about going to the dark side and getting an i-pod this comes along (sigh). Guess I'll wait a while longer and get the latest toy instead. Any guesses what a trinket like this might set one back?
Well, the current video/photo iPod starts at $299. With the larger screen and/or touchpad alleged for the new one as per the mockup above, I would bet on something starting around $399. Apple is in a hard spot here because fairly large-screen portable DVD players can be had for around $150 retail. Style and convenience will let Apple charge a premium, but there is a pain threshold in there somewhere.

ThinkSecret is the main Apple rumor site (they've been sued by Apple on occassion). Here is their play on the future of a new video iPod:

http://www.thinksecret.com/news/0603videoipod.html

and about movie downloads:

http://www.thinksecret.com/news/0603movies.html
 

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doesn't matter to me if it's real or fake... Would I ever want to watch something on a screen that small? My answer is NO. To me this is like text messaging on your cell phone - what's the point? You have a cell phone.. call the person!! HELLO?!?!? :p
 

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TomDac said:
doesn't matter to me if it's real or fake... Would I ever want to watch something on a screen that small? My answer is NO. To me this is like text messaging on your cell phone - what's the point? You have a cell phone.. call the person!! HELLO?!?!? :p
Tom, it's far different in Europe than in the US. Text Messaging is so common over here, I couldn't believe it when I arrived. In addition, I've found it is sometimes nice to send a message w/o making a call. Less intrusive. (Also the pay plans are opposite of what they are in the US. It's expensive to call, whereas Verizon offers Continental unlimited for X dollars. Not the case here.)

The ipod on the other hand, i think works well, if you live in big cities and have a commute, or for students inbetween classes, business trips, car trips, etc. There are some Ivy League universities already creating downloads of various lectures. Imagine that, I can sit in on a Stanford debate.

I aso agree with SteveInNC that they will be priced in the 399.00 range.
 

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TomDac said:
doesn't matter to me if it's real or fake... Would I ever want to watch something on a screen that small? My answer is NO. To me this is like text messaging on your cell phone - what's the point? You have a cell phone.. call the person!! HELLO?!?!? :p
I agree with you but in discussions with my 22 year old, I understand her point for text messaging. She sends messages when in class or at work since sending and/or getting them is not intrusive or disruptive to her enviroment. Makes sense from that standpoint but being the Dad that I am, I think the phone should be off during those times as she doesn't need to be sending text messages while in class or while at work. :mad: I never did while in college or while a young worker just starting out.
 

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SugarMedia said:
I aso agree with SteveInNC that they will be priced in the 399.00 range.
Well, so that's not so bad. That's about equivilent to the current 60G versions I think.

I'll ponder this a little longer while I wait for this version to come out.

Thanks
 

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This is a different generation. Text messaging is more approriate than talking on the phone in many situations. Just to name a few, in public transportation, in the bathroom, meetings, seminars, lectures, concerts, etc.

In addition, just to clarify something... I personally believe that Apple will come out with some touchscreen devices. In 2005, they have applied for many patents in regards to touch screen control devices. However I don't believe it would be a tablet PC. In 2002, Steve Jobs didn't think it'd sell well and he hasn't changed the position yet because essentially who writes e-mails? The whole point of computers is so that you don't have to write with your hands. Thus that leads to a possible iPod. There is an announcement around April 1st (30th anniversary for Apple) but not on it because it's a Saturday. I personally am guessing it'd be a 13.3" wide screen laptop named MacBook to replace the current iBook line with probably a 1.67GHz single or maybe duo core processor with iSight and FrontRow built in under $1,500. There could be a touchscreen iPod also. As for the bigger laptop, it should be launched in June (last year they announced the partnership with Intel).
 

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I say "fake" - specifically because I know of all the apple geeks out there on the net that have fun "designing" apple's products for them.

I think there is even a website dedicated to people's "doctored" images of fantasy iPods..........
 

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amey01 said:
I think there is even a website dedicated to people's "doctored" images of fantasy iPods..........
Not just one website... And not just iPods... Any new Apple products actually.
 

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