[quote]1. Hard drive options (5GB, 10GB, 20GB) <hr></blockquote>
Agreed. But only if the price is no higher than $400. Actually the price should be dropping with each new HD intro. So when Apple gives it a 10 GB drive, drop the 5 GB model to $300, and sell the 10 GB model at $400, and so forth.
Hell yes! I dont understand what Apples problem is with Eqs. We had to wait for ages just for Apple to implement the SoundJam EQ into iTunes, and it was already coded and everything!! Im sure the iPod could handle this.Apple is just being difficult for some mysterious reason. Perhaps Steve Jobs is afraid of Eqs.
[quote]3. Color display<hr></blockquote>
All the display needs to do is show song lists and information. Black on white gives good contrast and is highly readable for text. So color would be a wasteunless it would be used for something else; one could envision the iPod displaying photos sometime in the future.
[quote]4. Ability to play movies and display pictures (only makes sense with no. 3) <hr></blockquote>
Movies? Not sure if its processor is powerful enough. Maybe we need a G4 iPod for this. (he he, how cool would a G4 iPod be!)
[quote]5. Voice recording via built-in microphone<hr></blockquote>
I would rather it had a jack for plugging in a microphone.either analog jack, or USB port, or an adaptor for the Firewire port so it could be used with a mic. Built-in mics really suck assby adding a port it would actually cheaper for Apple, and give consumers more choice.
[quote]6. Voice commands: "play"; "stop"; "next"; "porn", iPod asking "Movies or pictures?". No. Just kidding. (only makes sense with no. 5) <hr></blockquote>
Sounds like a total waste to me. Why would I want to talk to my iPod when I can just press play and it plays? Its easier and quieter to press a well designed button, especially on the iPods bitchin control-interface. Its the same deal with the voice recognition BS in OS 9; who actually talks to their iMac to give it commands? Thats the dumbest thing Ive ever seen in OS designby the time Ive finished repeating the command 6 times I could have just pointed and clicked and done 20 different GUI commands for the one Ive repeatedly spoken.
[quote]7. More games (iPod development kit allowing third-party companies to write games?) <hr></blockquote>
This isnt a gameboyand I dont think Apple would do well to sell the iPod as a game toy. But its cool that theres a hidden game on the it.
[quote]8. Remote control (perhaps with microphone included in remote control, so you can point it better and you can give voice commands without the need to take the iPod out of you pocket (just like the Siemens SL-45 mobile phone). <hr></blockquote>
Why not just stuff your hand in your pocket and press play? Or is the thought of speaking commands into a microphone and having something begin spinning and whirling in your pocket a turn on?
We might be onto something here! Apple could release an iPod with more feminine color scheme--flow power, for instance. Then, rip out the HD and sell it with only RAM (women tend to have smaller MP3 collections anyways). Replace the HD with a vibrator. This iPod would be stored deep within a womans pocket, and by speaking into the wireless bluetooth microphone included with each iPod, the iPodder could instantly experience different states of pleasurable arousal without attracting the attention of others. In fact this iVibe would be so entirely covert that the iPodder could run compressed orgasm Applets even in the most crowded of public areas.
Yeah, because I dont like the beginnings or endings to the songs on any of my CDs anyways.
[quote]10. Different colors (c'mon, even the Rios have snap-on covers) <hr></blockquote>
This would be cool but I think Apples done with colors for now.
I'd like to see the iPod go in the direction of serving as a digital data depot. Add a USB port or a converter so that images can be dumped from a digital camera to the iPod. Take the iPod on vacation and load it up with photos, then afterwards just dump them on your HD and they're good to go.
Recording would also be a sweet use of the iPod.
I think the iPod is going to evolve into much more than an MP3 player--in fact I bet that 3 years from now, advertising only touches upon it's ability to play mp3s, and it's hyped more as an extremely versatile digital data depot. It records and plays music.
[ 12-08-2001: Message edited by: Junkyard Dawg ]</p>