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New Regular iPods Just Released!

Tenchiro

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Nice, people have been waiting for these for a long time. I should check out e-bay to find a decent deal on the original ones.
 

stosh

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narlus said:
would anyone really watch hours of video on a screen that size?
I'm so behind the times.... I still can NOT find a reason to purchase and Ipod.
 

narlus

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edit - (in relation to flying cross-country) that's what yr laptop is for.

btw, i hope apple beefed up their battery life then, if people want to use it on a flight that long. :D
 

I Are Baboon

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narlus said:
edit - (in relation to flying cross-country) that's what yr laptop is for.

btw, i hope apple beefed up their battery life then, if people want to use it on a flight that long. :D
There is a huge difference in battery life between the Mini I had and the 20g unit I now own. I can use the new one in the car all week without having to charge it. No way it's got 14 hours of battery life like Apple claims though. It's probably closer to 10.
 

corey_rideDC

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stosh said:
I'm so behind the times.... I still can NOT find a reason to purchase and Ipod.
i use my ipod approx 3-4 hours a day... every day. plug it into the car stereo back and forth from work, random tunes while walking the dog, podcasts for hours while rocking my son to sleep. i can't imagine life without it, it drowns out all the voices in my head :D
 
stosh said:
I'm so behind the times.... I still can NOT find a reason to purchase and Ipod.
Yeah, I said that too - until I gave in and bought one. Now I don't leave the house with out it. I picked up the 60gb iPOD color and have my entire music collection on it and a ton of my MTB pictures. I use it whenever I'm in the car and I use it at work to drown out the mindless dirvel of incompetent co-workers. I can't believe I waited so long to buy one...
 

Westy

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stosh said:
I'm so behind the times.... I still can NOT find a reason to purchase and Ipod.

They make you feel super cool and trendy. When you put one in your pocket, and no one is looking, it will tickle your grundle.
 

Ciaran

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stosh said:
I'm so behind the times.... I still can NOT find a reason to purchase and Ipod.
There are better MP3 players out there. And I wouldn't want to watch video on a screen that tiny. Though it could come in handy for pr0n. :D
 

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stosh said:
I'm so behind the times.... I still can NOT find a reason to purchase and Ipod.
hell, i dont see the need for a cell phone, nevermind one of these new fangled ipods. thats what XM is fer, you dont get MLB and NHL games on ipods.
 
I too have a 60 GB colour IPOD and it rocks. by no mans is it small, but i have 5600 songs on it, my entire collection. I wont be jumping at the new video one, but when they get it integrated with a cell phone entirely (not that samsung buisness) and have an attachable vibrator for my girlfriend, i'll think about another one
 

Westy

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greenchris said:
im waiting for the 60 gig ipod/cell phone/pda/internet browser...
I'm waiting for the above with integrated gameboy or play station/stun gun/digital camera/satelite phone/gps/cyclocomputer/heartrate monitor. Seriously, well not the stun gun part.
 

Tenchiro

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greenchris said:
im waiting for the 60 gig ipod/cell phone/pda/internet browser...
Don't hold your breath, the part of the DRM on the Motorola Rockr is that it will only hold 100 songs even through the amount of memory it has should allow it to hold more.
 

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Tenchiro said:
Don't hold your breath, the part of the DRM on the Motorola Rockr is that it will only hold 100 songs even through the amount of memory it has should allow it to hold more.
Except rumours now abound that apple is workin on it's own phone and or wireless network.
 

Tenchiro

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Transcend said:
Except rumours now abound that apple is workin on it's own phone and or wireless network.
I heard that they were releasing another new product next month, but if it is a phone I would expect it to be manufactured by Motorola.
 

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Tenchiro said:
I heard that they were releasing another new product next month, but if it is a phone I would expect it to be manufactured by Motorola.

A phone with the same connectivity as my powerbook would rule. I woudl love for it to kick into a wifi network if available and make calls via a skype type system. Ip telephony rules.

I woudl hope that apple would make it's own phone to be honest. I HATE motorolla phones.

Mac Os X Mobile anyone?
 

freeridermtb4

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movies on a screen that small would be ridiculous, my psp owns the ipod screen for sure, plus ipods get scratched like a mother****er after the first few days
 

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freeridermtb4 said:
movies on a screen that small would be ridiculous, my psp owns the ipod screen for sure, plus ipods get scratched like a mother****er after the first few days

Watching movies on a PSP is equally as retarded. Just get a nice widescreen powerbook and be done with it.
 

Tenchiro

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Transcend said:
A phone with the same connectivity as my powerbook would rule. I woudl love for it to kick into a wifi network if available and make calls via a skype type system. Ip telephony rules.

I woudl hope that apple would make it's own phone to be honest. I HATE motorolla phones.

Mac Os X Mobile anyone?
You can get 1GB jump drives w/ built in VOIP phones. You just have to provide your own headset. Hell, there are even Korean phones that will automatically switch from 3G to WiFi automatically.

The really cool items like that don't usually show up in the US.
 

Westy

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Tenchiro said:
Don't hold your breath, the part of the DRM on the Motorola Rockr is that it will only hold 100 songs even through the amount of memory it has should allow it to hold more.
Not trying to start an i-pod war here but is there any advantage to a phone with i-tunes verses a phone with mp3 capability?
 

dfinn

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it's missing some features that media center has, in particular the tivo-like features. hopefully apple will add those in the future.
 

Tenchiro

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Westy said:
Not trying to start an i-pod war here but is there any advantage to a phone with i-tunes verses a phone with mp3 capability?
Yeah, Apples advantage. Once you invest a large enough amount of cash into i-Tunes you are basically locked into buying their hardware/licensing for as long as you want to listen to the music.
 

Westy

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Tenchiro said:
Yeah, Apples advantage. Once you invest a large enough amount of cash into i-Tunes you are basically locked into buying their hardware/licensing for as long as you want to listen to the music.
Ah, thanks Tench. No thanks Apple.
 

OGRipper

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stosh said:
I'm so behind the times.... I still can NOT find a reason to purchase and Ipod.
I am as technically challenged as anyone on RM and gotta say the ipod is a great thing. Having all of your music in one place, instantly accessible, is really great - way better than carrying around a stack of cd's, especially for the car. I never use it with earphones, never been into portable tunes, but still. I have no idea how it compares to other mp3 players and I don't really care.
 

OGRipper

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Tenchiro said:
Yeah, Apples advantage. Once you invest a large enough amount of cash into i-Tunes you are basically locked into buying their hardware/licensing for as long as you want to listen to the music.

Can't you play mp3's on other software, other players, etc? Or are the downloads specific to apple? A techy friend of mine said that as long as you back up your files, you could switch over no problem, is that not correct?
 

dfinn

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basically the easiest way to convert music you've bought from the iTunes music store would be to burn it to CD and then have whatever your favorite mp3 ripping program is rip the songs back onto your harddrive in mp3 or whatever format you prefer.
 

Tenchiro

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OGRipper said:
Can't you play mp3's on other software, other players, etc? Or are the downloads specific to apple? A techy friend of mine said that as long as you back up your files, you could switch over no problem, is that not correct?
At the moment it is a simple matter to move stuff around, but almost every next generation media device is rife with DRM. That means that it would be a simple matter for Apple to only allow iTunes playback on Apple approved devices. Which means you would basically have to pay apple to use a product that you already paid for, whenver you wanted to upgrade to a new device.
 

dfinn

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narlus said:
double lossy, mang.
i don't own any audio playing equipment that is high end enough to notice it and I bet the majority of people are in the same boat as me.