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post #81 of 404
ahh... the all-telling info source of MOSR.
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post #82 of 404
[quote]Originally posted by Mandricard:
<strong>P.s. bperkins: Any news?

[ 01-31-2003: Message edited by: Mandricard ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

Sorry, but that is all he has got for now. I will hit him up again on Monday. I was in the Apple Store Durham today, and I was amazed of how poorly the iPod's were displayed.

On my previous visits they were hooked up with the creature speakers and were on a larger display. Today they were on the smaller displays similar to the ones that hold the Palm/digital/video cameras.
post #83 of 404
[quote]Originally posted by bperkins:
<strong>

Sorry, but that is all he has got for now. I will hit him up again on Monday. I was in the Apple Store Durham today, and I was amazed of how poorly the iPod's were displayed.

On my previous visits they were hooked up with the creature speakers and were on a larger display. Today they were on the smaller displays similar to the ones that hold the Palm/digital/video cameras.</strong><hr></blockquote>

You think they would display models that they are soon to replace/lower cost of alot better to get rid of them at the higher price.

Anywho, I WANT A 199 iPOD! I CAN WAIT NO LONGER!
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post #84 of 404
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The problem is that they are STILL simply out of stock everywhere, whether or ont the apple store has them.

So strange.

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post #85 of 404
I hope that the reason for the five gig being unavailable is that they are giving it a solid state scroll wheel and it will go for 199 when the ipod is updated soon.
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post #86 of 404
If I remember correctly, Apple added alot of marketing dazzle and oomph to the original iMac by launching into colour cases and bumping the specs.

I'd like to see the iPod go a little further.

It would be nice to have some rainbow ambient LEDs that respond to your iPod music in an iTunes visualiser sort of way. Maybe a translucent case to achieve this?

Switchable on/off effect.

I'd like to see radio tuning. I'd love to hear Forest playing on my iPod (www.nottinghamforest.co.uk) Yep, I like my football

I'd of course like to see bigger hard drives.

And that leads onto what the hell is that kinda storage being used for?

HD backup.

A mobile device that can tie in with iPhoto.

Give the top model a colour screen. Excellent storage device for digital cameras. How many pics you could store!

:eek:

Click, snap heaven!

Great pro' snapper device.

Play back yer picks for a rough idea of what yer got.

Digital wallet.

Simple games.

Firewire II?

Video previews...admittedly on a very small screen...

I wonder just where Apple take the iPod?

I do see room for a sister device vPod.

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post #87 of 404
Just tried to buy 20Gig iPod here in the UK and there aren't any to be found within 150 miles of me (I know I should wait but I would've had 28 days to return it). The 2 main outlets say that it's due to a lack of supply from Apple. Apple Store here qouting 1 - 3 days. Should I order from Apple and send it back if they bring out a new one? :confused: Surely they would be glad to take more money from me for a bigger more expensive model?
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post #88 of 404
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[quote]Originally posted by RedEric:
<strong>Just tried to buy 20Gig iPod here in the UK....</strong><hr></blockquote>

The plot thickens still... 1-3 days puts us in the Tuesday timeframe...

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post #89 of 404
macwhispers says Tuesday the 4th or the 11th at the latest.

they say 10, 20, and 40 but no 5 as it is being discontinued by Toshiba.
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post #90 of 404
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[quote]Originally posted by Flounder:
macwhispers says Tuesday the 4th or the 11th at the latest.

they say 10, 20, and 40 but no 5 as it is being discontinued by Toshiba.<hr></blockquote>

4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th!!!!!!!!!!!!

Say it with me!!! Perhaps it will come true...

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post #91 of 404
[quote]Originally posted by JasonPP:
<strong>I would like to see Apple's take on something like this:

<a href="http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/333/C1383/" target="_blank">http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/333/C1383/</a></strong><hr></blockquote>

Until now, I'm not yet very interested in an iPod, as I don't need to hear music everywhere. But an iPod II similiar to this device that can read CF cards (or connect to my camera via USB) so it can be used as a picture store might change my mind. Probably, an Apple solution would cost $599...
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post #92 of 404
Looks like new ones are definitely on the way.

<a href="http://www.envestco2.com/macwhispers/0000021.html" target="_blank">MacWhispers</a>
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post #93 of 404
grr i was really hoping for a 199 ipod...maybe theres still a chance considering apple has agressively priced there monitors, powermacs and powerbooks...come on apple bring out the 199 ipod!
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post #94 of 404
Just received the Macwarehouse Canada catalog in the mail.

NEW ipods - 5GB $294 CDN, 10GB $394 CDN, 20GB $494 CDN

The Apple Store Canada still has the 5GB listed as $479. (Unavailable)

Somebody's gonna be hearing from Cupertino soon...

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post #95 of 404
Oh, and for the Americans on the board...

$294 CDN is roughly equal to $199. US

Thy wishes have been granted.

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post #96 of 404
[quote]Originally posted by Frank777:
<strong>Oh, and for the Americans on the board...

$294 CDN is roughly equal to $199. US

Thy wishes have been granted.

<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

20GB was $789.99, quite a drop
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post #97 of 404
Might they have sent you a U.S. catalog with these prices?

<a href="http://www2.warehouse.com/dynamicpromo.asp?dept_id=6307&cat=mac&article=Appl eiPod&blind=yes" target="_blank">http://www2.warehouse.com/dynamicpromo.asp?dept_id=6307&cat=mac&article=Appl eiPod&blind=yes</a>
post #98 of 404
It's definitely the Canadian catalog. Maple Leafs on the front cover and all.

Maybe they did make a mistake and put in the US prices, but why the "NEW!" in red letters before all three model specs?

Weird. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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post #99 of 404
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Oh well... The Apple store has not gone down yet. I suppose I am in for a longer wait, despite what macwhispers said.



So, I wonder if there could be any other functionality built in if there is no form-factor change... They would have notified journalists of some kind of press event if it was going to be a big deal....

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post #100 of 404
Well, what I would like to see in the iPod is firewire recording from a video camera. I would not use it too much, but it would be handy for those times I want to make something and not record it to tape, and it would be available immediately. But, even more than this, Mp3 and Aiff line in recording. But not the cheap kind most players have these days where they only do up to 160VBR, but up to 320 in m3 and full quality 48 khz aiff, that would be the deal sealer or whatever you wanna call it for me. Color screen, nice, but not required. Also, what if they added bluetooth support? Not for syncing files, but just simply for your calender stuff and all? That way sometimes when I did not plug it in, it would still sync the data... Oh yeah, and being able to enter stuff in the calender on the pod. But the first two things are what I would like to see.
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post #101 of 404
i wish i could upgrade from my 5 gig, but for now i wish Mandricard the best!
post #102 of 404
Have just come across the post below in the *cough* thinksecret *cough* forum.

Have just been told that Apple Distributors in OZ have been told to take the 5Gb iPod off their product lists and stop advertising the model.
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post #103 of 404
I've just tried to log into the Apple Store to check my order for a 20 gig iPod and this is what I get:-

Did not receive any response from application. It is possible that the application does not exist, or that the requested url is incorrect.

Am I turning into a conspiracy theorist like the rest of you? :confused: or is it just something and nothing?

Why do I have to wait all day for an announcement it's Tuesday already here so just tell me now Apple.
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post #104 of 404
I haven't read this whole post, so I am not sure if someone has mentioned this yet, but it is no longer possible to purchase a 5 gig ipod at the Apple online store. When you get to the ipod purchase page, all three versions are on display, but the "mac" and "windows" options are no longer next to the 5 gig ipod - making it impossible to select this model for purchase (and they're still next to the 10 and 20 gig versions). Sorry if this might be repeat info...but thought I'd post just in case.

Pulling for you mandricard.
Cheers.
post #105 of 404
The Apple Store is down.

Please be a new iPod.

Here's hoping Mandricad
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post #106 of 404
Damnit Newman! We got nothing
post #107 of 404
maybe tommorrow
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post #108 of 404
[quote]Originally posted by Miles:
<strong>I haven't read this whole post, so I am not sure if someone has mentioned this yet, but it is no longer possible to purchase a 5 gig ipod at the Apple online store. When you get to the ipod purchase page, all three versions are on display, but the "mac" and "windows" options are no longer next to the 5 gig ipod - making it impossible to select this model for purchase (and they're still next to the 10 and 20 gig versions). Sorry if this might be repeat info...but thought I'd post just in case.

Pulling for you mandricard.
Cheers.</strong><hr></blockquote>

ITS been said all the way on page one. read.

DAMN IT WHERE ARE THE IPODS!
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post #109 of 404
[quote]Originally posted by Frank777:
<strong>It's definitely the Canadian catalog. Maple Leafs on the front cover and all.

Maybe they did make a mistake and put in the US prices, but why the "NEW!" in red letters before all three model specs?

Weird. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

They always put new. Apple had NEW IMACS on the imac webpage yesterday with the 800mhz modles.
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post #110 of 404
Well, no new Pods, bummer. Wanted a back-up solution, guess I'll get a FW drive instead and keep my old 5 Gig iPlod.
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post #111 of 404
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post #113 of 404
[quote]Originally posted by Bigc:
<strong>Well, no new Pods, bummer. Wanted a back-up solution, guess I'll get a FW drive instead and keep my old 5 Gig iPlod.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Just wait a week...it'll come. do you really want to carry around an ugly firewire drive and an ipod?

It will come ipod update is well over due...
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post #114 of 404
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Yet another week...

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post #115 of 404
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Strange....

Still no CompUSA's within 50 miles with 10gb iPods in stock. However, the local Apple Store now has them in stock...

Perhaps it is simply a drive-size bump with price reductions as some sites are saying (with a possible software update)...

I suppose one more week will not kill me, though after that, I take the plunge.

:confused:

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post #116 of 404
Just spoke to Apple Store and the helpful Irish Bird told me that my order would be fulfilled when the stocks were available at the Manufacturers.

The plot thickens and were no nearer to knowing.

Have ordered one from JohnLewis.com cos I can return it upto 28 days from delivery.

That should carry me into March with the hope of an update or price drop.

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post #117 of 404
you guys think it will be 10 20 40 or 20 30 40?

same price points?
You think maybe a 5 gig at 299 or 10 gigg for 249 and 20 30 40 for current rpice points?

I think a sub 200 ipod would sell like hotcakes I wonder if apple sees it that way...
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post #118 of 404
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I am completely at a loss as to what to expect or when... I am hoping, as macwhispers says for next Tues.

My guess is that the 10gb will be at $299, the 20 at $429, and a 40 at $529.

No features will be added to the 10, but the 20 and 40 will see something funky.

But this is all a hunch.

Hoping against hope,

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post #119 of 404
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OH NO.

MOSR the Hogwashery (TM) is reporting on the iPod. That means it can't be happening any time soon. Meader does (inhale) mention that there (snort) is no supply in the (inject) retail channel, so perhaps he has been reading this thread.

Ah well. Back to waiting.

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post #120 of 404
[quote]Originally posted by Mandricard:
<strong>MOSR the Hogwashery (TM) is reporting on the iPod. That means it can't be happening any time soon.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Oh, com'on, Mandricard. Have you forgotten that hope springs eternal? I'm in no hurry for updates (I haven't used a Walkman in 15+ years), but I am strongly hoping for updates on your behalf. So don't despair!

Cheers,
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