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Apple Computer is distributing media alerts and invitations to a special event that will take place on or before Thursday, July 7th, but the company is not yet offering details.

Apple news site MacBidouille is one of several French publications that claims to have received a media alert pertaining to the event. It's noted that a similar message was presented to the publication just prior the Oct., 2004 Apple music event that saw the launch of the iPod photo.

According to the web report, Apple is asking the media to prepare for new product announcements on or before the first Thursday in July.

Industry sources believe the event may very likely coincide with the planned high-profile launch of iTunes 4.9 with Podcasting support. Sources had previously stated that the software was due for launch by the first week of July.

Sources tell AppleInsider that the event could also play host to new iPod offerings, which may include second-generation iPod shuffles and possibly fifth-generation iPods.

It has not been stated where the event will take place, but last year Apple utilized San Jose's California Theater to introduce the iPod photo in a similar media event.

If you have any further details on the event, please give us a shout.
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And to think I was >< this close to buy myself an iPod Mini yesterday
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post #3 of 86
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Originally posted by Anders
And to think I was >< this close to buy myself an iPod Mini yesterday

Lol. I dont think we'll see new Mini's on the 7th, but more likely New Shuffles, or a different kind of shuffle with a screen, and 5G iPod.

Quick everyone! Go return the iPods that you just bought so that you can go get the new version without haveing to pay a restocking fee.
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Originally posted by w_parietti22
Lol. I dont think we'll see new Mini's on the 7th, but more likely New Shuffles, or a different kind of shuffle with a screen, and 5G iPod.

Quick everyone! Go return the iPods that you just bought so that you can go get the new version without haveing to pay a restocking fee.

Beyond more storage size what do you think may be imporved in the iPod line up????
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My birthday is July 10th and so I say to Apple:

Bring on 5G iPods! I will order it the day it's announced.
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isn't MacBidouille notorious for failing miserably at making these sorts of predictions?
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Originally posted by Apparatus
My birthday is July 10th and so I say to Apple:

Bring on 5G iPods! I will order it the day it's announced.

I´ll be 30 years old on the 13rd. Hi Steve. Please sent me an iPod for my lifelong positive contribution to the platf.... Ahem,for being an allround good guy
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I think new iBooks are coming Tuesday, at least that's the word on the street (from low-level call-center employees).
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isn't MacBidouille notorious for failing miserably at making these sorts of predictions?

No, they used to be so good at rumours that they decided to stop to not jeopardize their relationship with apple... Unlike some others...
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post #10 of 86
The only buzz lately about iPods has been over newer flash players (maybe with a screen).

I definitely think 5g iPods are close and July 7 sounds right but isn't it strange that we haven't heard anything AT ALL? Could the leaks have been sealed up so well? Man, maybe I underestimated the power of litigation.
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ok maybe its just me but they've got the 4gb mini and the 6gb mini...for what reason would they release a 5gb mini??? seems stupid to me...i think they should just faze out the 4gb model stick with the 6 and wait till they release an 8gb model or maybe im speaking too soon but a 10 gb mini.
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Originally posted by shady104
.for what reason would they release a 5gb mini???

that was a refernce to 5th Generation iPod.

hope that clears it up for you.
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yaaa it does....thnx
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Originally posted by Anders
I´ll be 30 years old on the 13rd. Hi Steve. Please sent me an iPod for my lifelong positive contribution to the platf.... Ahem,for being an allround good guy

Hell, for all sites like AppleInsider do for Apple, they should supply you with free everything!

Just for being allround good guys.
post #15 of 86
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Originally posted by salmonstk
Beyond more storage size what do you think may be imporved in the iPod line up????

Lets see:

1.)longer battery life, 4g is at 12 and the Mini is a 18!

2.) Built-in FM Tuner so you can listen to radio and radio recording capablities.

3.) New Design even though the 4g is already way cool

4.) Crossfade ability, like iTunes has. (no song gaps)

5.) Home button so that you don't have to press Menu 50 million times

6.) Song Search capabilities (Spotlight for iPod)

7.) New headphones, better quality

8.) thinner

9.)Built-in microphone for voice notes.

10.) Comlete turn off instead of sleep for battery life saving.

11.) Bigger Display

These are a few of the things that I would like in my iPod and I know that there lots more people out there that want the same things.
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Originally posted by w_parietti22
1.)longer battery life, 4g is at 12 and the Mini is a 18!
2.) Built-in FM Tuner so you can listen to radio and radio recording capablities.
3.) New Design even though the 4g is already way cool
4.) Crossfade ability, like iTunes has. (no song gaps)
5.) Home button so that you don't have to press Menu 50 million times
6.) Song Search capabilities (Spotlight for iPod)
7.) New headphones, better quality
8.) thinner
9.)Built-in microphone for voice notes.
10.) Comlete turn off instead of sleep for battery life saving.
11.) Bigger Display

12.) Blue Lasers
13.) Ogg support to court the *nix/techno geek
14.) Bluetooth. Not for syncing songs, but instead to dial your cell, sync contacts, and use wireless headphones, car kits, and remotes.
15.) Gratuitous request for video features, although I wouldn't use 'em and think the screen size and HD size makes this mostly pointless, for now at least.
16.) Tre-chic advanced battery technology. Don't make it last 300 plugins, try 1000. While I avoid it, a once a day plugin should be considered standard and the battery should be expected to be a bit more robust and last longer.

Bluetooth and better battery tech would be my top favorites. The mini form factor is fab and miniaturization will just make it more powerful.
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Originally posted by geekdreams
I think new iBooks are coming Tuesday, at least that's the word on the street (from low-level call-center employees).

well, one can hope. i'm far far far away from cupertino but my cousin-in-law is going to SemiCon at Moscone in San Francisco in a few weeks.

not holding my breath, but i do expect an ace or two up steve's sleeve to be shown next week. .. i may be dissapointed, but i'll live

my cousin-in-law will be there july 10-17 or so, so a new ibook announcement next week will be just nice \
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No, they used to be so good at rumours that they decided to stop to not jeopardize their relationship with apple... Unlike some others...

yeah. isn't it macbidoulle aka hardMac that was first to break the [Life Is Random] iPod Shuffle with no screen ? they had some dudes sneak into moscone and convince the work crew putting up banners to let them take some pics and look at stuff.
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Has anyone considered that maybe this might be the launch of the iTunes cell phone, or has motorola given up on that?
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Le figaro, one of the most well respected papers in France, says that the iPhone, a white e398, will be launched 4th of July.

http://hardmac.com/niouzcontenu.php?...005-06-25#4214
http://www.lefigaro.fr/eco-medias/20...87.html?224107
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Originally posted by Xool
12.) Blue Lasers
13.) Ogg support to court the *nix/techno geek
14.) Bluetooth. Not for syncing songs, but instead to dial your cell, sync contacts, and use wireless headphones, car kits, and remotes.
15.) Gratuitous request for video features, although I wouldn't use 'em and think the screen size and HD size makes this mostly pointless, for now at least.
16.) Tre-chic advanced battery technology. Don't make it last 300 plugins, try 1000. While I avoid it, a once a day plugin should be considered standard and the battery should be expected to be a bit more robust and last longer.

Bluetooth and better battery tech would be my top favorites. The mini form factor is fab and miniaturization will just make it more powerful.

With absolute certainty, I proclaim that you won't see the following:

-1. An 8" screen.
-2. Inkwell
-3. A Tablet Form Factor

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12.) Blue Lasers
13.) Ogg support to court the *nix/techno geek
14.) Bluetooth. Not for syncing songs, but instead to dial your cell, sync contacts, and use wireless headphones, car kits, and remotes.
15.) Gratuitous request for video features, although I wouldn't use 'em and think the screen size and HD size makes this mostly pointless, for now at least.
16.) Tre-chic advanced battery technology. Don't make it last 300 plugins, try 1000. While I avoid it, a once a day plugin should be considered standard and the battery should be expected to be a bit more robust and last longer.

Bluetooth and better battery tech would be my top favorites. The mini form factor is fab and miniaturization will just make it more powerful

12- Why?

13- whats Ogg support?

14- Bluetooth, your right not for transfering songs it would take years to sync. But if you have to plug it in already why not just sync contacts and other junk via USB or FireWire?

15- No need for it, if someone ask for it recomend a PSP

16- Ok sounds complicated but sure if it works, is small and can fit iin a iPod.

I no these all arent needed but I think theres a couple features that will help Apple keep its market share with the iPod. Like an FM Tuner, my friends tiny little mp3 player has one and I dont see why the iPod can fit one in. Song Search, or Spotlight for iPod is already in iTunes and Apple can easily create a keyboard on the screen that you use with the scroll wheel.
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Originally posted by w_parietti22
Like an FM Tuner, my friends tiny little mp3 player has one and I dont see why the iPod can fit one in.

It can, but why would you want one? Radio sucks and an FM tuner would only diminish the brand, IMO.

If you really want to listen to a bunch of morons yap in your ear about pointless stuff, wait for iTunes 4.9 with podcasting support.
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Originally posted by geekdreams
If you really want to listen to a bunch of morons yap in your ear about pointless stuff, wait for iTunes 4.9 with podcasting support.

I knew that american media were bad but should that really hold back the rest of the world?
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Why is this in the "iPod + iTunes" section? Obviously, to me anyway, this media event will be for introducing the dual core 970's. Isn't it? Ahhhh, hope springs eternal.
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Originally posted by geekdreams
I think new iBooks are coming Tuesday, at least that's the word on the street (from low-level call-center employees).

I hope they are major revs, and not just lousy updates. Apple needs to do something with the portables...they are stagnant on design + features.
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Originally posted by w_parietti22
1.)longer battery life, 4g is at 12 and the Mini is a 18!

2.) Built-in FM Tuner so you can listen to radio and radio recording capablities.

3.) New Design even though the 4g is already way cool

4.) Crossfade ability, like iTunes has. (no song gaps)

5.) Home button so that you don't have to press Menu 50 million times

6.) Song Search capabilities (Spotlight for iPod)

7.) New headphones, better quality

8.) thinner

9.) Built-in microphone for voice notes.

10.) Comlete turn off instead of sleep for battery life saving.

11.) Bigger Display

And Magic 8-Ball says:

1.) "Seems Probable"

2.) "Unlikely"

3.) "Seems Probable"

4.) "Try Again Later"

5.) "Unlikely"

6.) "Seems Probable"

7.) "Seems Probable"

8.) "Seems Probable"

9.) "Unlikely"

10.) "Who Care How They Manage Power Consumption?"

11.) "Unlikely"
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Has anyone considered that maybe this might be the launch of the iTunes cell phone

I bet you're right. I'd almost bet money on it.
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Has anyone considered that maybe this might be the launch of the iTunes cell phone, or has motorola given up on that?

I think that is certainly possible. It seems likely multiple announcements:

1. Motorola/Apple/Cingular(?) iTunes-capable mobile phone

2. iPod shuffle 2...possibly with a display that at least shows song title playing...but not likely to be used for very effective navigation (let's be real here...a one line display isn't terribly useful).

3. iTunes 4.9...possibly with some major podcast content provider exclusive deal

4. iPod (original) all color display line (iPod photo essentially becomes standard iPod)

5. Maybe a real surprise. They have done it before...remember Airport Express!

That's about it.
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Originally posted by DHagan4755
I hope they are major revs, and not just lousy updates. Apple needs to do something with the portables...they are stagnant on design + features.


<on topic>
there will be some juicy iPod updates, possibly iPhone, iTunes Podcast.
super juicy iPod updates are saved for chrismas buying frenzy
</on topic>

edit:<off topic>
i am so tempted to hijack this thread and start bitching abou iBooks hopefully released nex week. but i think i better just let it be.... i'm watching the temperature monitor on my cousin-in-laws iMac g5
holy shit CPU hit 76 celcius
i can see how the fan noise can be annoying
</off topic>
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This topic is almost meant for Future Hardware.

Whatever happened to those new "Airport" products AppleInsider reported awhile back? It sounded by the report at the time that those products would have been announced by now...What about that TWO-buttoned mouse? Or is that going to remain cloaked until the Intel hardware starts making the rounds? (Linky)

17-inch Widescreen display to accompany the Mac Mini? Clearly there's a void here.

We're going on 7 months with the current Mac Mini sure could use an update to keep it from getting stale.

The big bullseye: We haven't seen an iBook update since October of last year. And last year's update was as minor as the January update of PowerBooks. Meanwhile the iBook has retained its form factor since May 2001 and rumors of a 14-inch widescreen iBook are circulating. WTF? Hello? McFly!

We know that the iPod biz is humming along, and we know about iTunes 4.9 and Podcasting...so updates there are a no-brainer.

I want the truth!
(But I am afraid I can't handle the truth - uh oh)
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We're going on 7 months with the current Mac Mini sure could use an update to keep it from getting stale.

The big bullseye: We haven't seen an iBook update since October of last year. And last year's update was as minor as the January update of PowerBooks. Meanwhile the iBook has retained its form factor since May 2001 and rumors of a 14-inch widescreen iBook are circulating. WTF? Hello? McFly!

We know that the iPod biz is humming along, and we know about iTunes 4.9 and Podcasting...so updates there are a no-brainer.

I want the truth!
(But I am afraid I can't handle the truth - uh oh)


yeah. let's just be thankful that the iPod phenonmenon is humming along, and tide us all over till early next year when the Macintesh's show up
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10.) "Who Care How They Manage Power Consumption?"

I didn't know that a Magic 8 Ball could say that!

I care. The thing is, if you can never completely turn off your iPod and just put it to sleep, it waists battery. If you can turn it off, it saves battery which allows you to listen to your iPod longer when its on.
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I didn't know that a Magic 8 Ball could say that!

I care. The thing is, if you can never completely turn off your iPod and just put it to sleep, it waists battery. If you can turn it off, it saves battery which allows you to listen to your iPod longer when its on.

I believe turning it off would waist more battery. It would be just like restarting your iPod (which takes up a lot of battery).
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I didn't know that a Magic 8 Ball could say that!

I care. The thing is, if you can never completely turn off your iPod and just put it to sleep, it waists battery. If you can turn it off, it saves battery which allows you to listen to your iPod longer when its on.

Actually, why should you care? All you should care about is battery life...the "how" is up to the engineers. They are doing a pretty good job so far actually.

If what you say is true, then perhaps they will do it. But what some people assume will do X often doesn't (as the previous post suggests.
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hey i saw this picture on a "cute pets" forum and thought i'd pass it along. if anyone knows of an iPod Shuffle knock-off, do chime in. Otherwise, this looks like a whole new breed of shuffle to me!!!



this is not a PS from what i can tell...
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hey i saw this picture on a "cute pets" forum and thought i'd pass it along. if anyone knows of an iPod Shuffle knock-off, do chime in. Otherwise, this looks like a whole new breed of shuffle to me!!!



this is not a PS from what i can tell...


awwww... that is so sooooo cute
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hey i saw this picture on a "cute pets" forum and thought i'd pass it along. if anyone knows of an iPod Shuffle knock-off, do chime in. Otherwise, this looks like a whole new breed of shuffle to me!!!



this is not a PS from what i can tell...

Poor cat.
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Originally posted by Anders
I´ll be 30 years old on the 13rd. Hi Steve. Please sent me an iPod for my lifelong positive contribution to the platf.... Ahem,for being an allround good guy

December 17th, but don't let that stop you from sending me one anyway.
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