Originally posted by BuonRotto
Who said anything about buying iPhoto? iTunes is a free download in itself, and iPhoto, if it is coming out for the PC, would come on this new iPod's software CD anyway.
Now, the question that brings up is, what's the profit for Apple -- the Photo printing and book services?
Yes, but like I said, if PC people are getting it for free, I, as a long-time mac user, damn well better be able to get it for free as well. The stink that so many raised when Apple had the 'gall' to charge for iLife was bad enough, now they're going to come out and charge for iLife, but let PC people get its pieces for no charge? Like I said, there'll be rioting in the streets. (Hell, if Apple reverses course and gives away iPhoto4 to mac users, the iLife buyers will riot in the streets. I think anyway you cut it, cars will be burning).
And if you want to sepculate on something of consequence, how about whether apple will be announcing this pre-christmas buying season, or will they save it for MWSF, which will just piss off every ipod gift receivee out there. And if they do announce it for the xmas season, will they (a) actually ship it before then, and (b) actually have any supply to fill demand (history says "No" to both questions).
But since I'm still waiting for that headless-iMac to replace my Beige G3, that set-top box apple's been working on since Steve Jobs took over a century ago, not to mention a computer that has the style, elegance, and portability of the original Apple portable, I'm not getting my hopes high. (Although I'm writing in my prediction of a release date into my iWalk, and going to call my Apple store on my iPhone to see what they have to say).
(Of course, if apple were to release a set-top box, the rumor sites would love it, because they could all lead their articles with "As we first reported back in 1998....".