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post #41 of 106
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Originally posted by melgross
I actually DO like it, and might buy one. I have the 60 now because I use it for other things as well.

Do you get paid by the post?
post #42 of 106
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Originally posted by Cube
Is there anyone that know if the Nano can be used as a thumb drive just like the shuffeles? Ore as a hd like the big iPods?

MAX

YES!

Read this;

http://playlistmag.com/weblogs/today...dies/index.php
post #43 of 106
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Originally posted by wilco
Do you get paid by the post?

Gee, I didn't think someone was keeping track

When I catch up to some of the guys with several thousand, I'll stop. Ok?
post #44 of 106
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Originally posted by melgross
YES!

Read this;

http://playlistmag.com/weblogs/today...dies/index.php

I didn't se any infor about this on that page?...
post #45 of 106
I'm annoyed that they didn't keep the iPod minis (make them 6GB and 8GB) as well and introduce the nano separately. Also nano is a crap name.

But the nano looks awesome and I love the black look - the white doesn't look as good because of the disproportionate click-wheel - also the nano is slightly too long and narrow. However, i love the world clock and screen lock function - I just hope they intro it for the iPods. Also love the blue circle next to the new podcasts - very useful. Headphone on bottom will be slightly awkward while holding it and I wonder how the Apple store will sell them - they'll have to use a dock and have the headphones come out the line-out?
post #46 of 106
Maybe its just me, but it seems that you cant use the remote with these.. I like my remote !
post #47 of 106
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When I catch up to some of the guys with several thousand, I'll stop. Ok?

We have another EmAn on our hands.
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post #48 of 106
Im disapointed that the ipod update dosnt update teh world clock and screen lock, etc for the regular iPod. Usualy Apple has compatiblity of updates with previous iPods, etc.
post #49 of 106
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Originally posted by CosmoNut
It'll be a hit. Shuffle sales are screwed. This is the ultimate definition of "upsell......."

I disagree. Price is still a major factor for many. That's why there are 3X as many CD-Walkmen as there are MP3 players.

There is a huge market of people who cannot or will not pay *at least* $199 for an iPod, but for whom $99 is acceptable. That sub-$100 price is a major psychological barrier crossed.
post #50 of 106
While this threatens the low end Shuffle sales no more than iPod mini did, frankly I think it's game over for the 1GB shuffle. They are not a good cost proposition anymore.

They should have kept the mini. (Maybe they'll bring it back once they can do it at an attractive price and 8GB, though?)
I understand small size is good and people like it, but for everybody there is a point where it's small enough. Mobile phones reached that point for me years ago. I don't think I would want to sacrifice a couple GB's of storage to make a player smaller than the mini.

If you use your player as a storage device for files, wasn't it that flash memory "wears out" quicker than a hard drive when you write to it? Is this an issue in the nano?

nano is a good name.
post #51 of 106
This is the iTunes 5 board isn't it? Enough with the iPods. I want to know how to use the new Smart Shuffle. I looked everywhere and can't find it. I'm surprised this hasn't come up yet. Or am I the only one that can't find it

Edit: Never mind, I found it
post #52 of 106
The new form factor is really cool. Anyone knows when the nano is expected to hit the Apple stores? This Friday?
post #53 of 106
Oh, for those who were complaining that the podcasts, videos, audiobooks, booklets.... etc. were all thrown into the music library. I initially thought this was a bad move too. But it's actually a good one!

Go to Edit > Show search bar. And now you have buttons you can press to select what media you'd like to see. It's great. brilliant. Apple knows what its doing
post #54 of 106
great looking design, but a shame to see the mini go

Too bad I really dont need one, already having a 1GB shuffle, and a 40GB 4G....

... already ordered an engraved black nano for my girlfriend however
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post #55 of 106
damn.

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post #56 of 106
ipod nano tubes

worst. accessory name. ever.


(also, the colours listed in the apple store dont match the picture!)
post #57 of 106
I agree about releasing the new firmware. I don;t care about the clock or lock (rhyme not intentional). I want the blue dots by the podcast!

I also wouldn't be surprised if they nixed the mini so that some day the big o'l fashion iPods could get smaller.

i also can't wait to see the accessories for this one.

I wonder how the profit on the nano compares to the 4g and the [late] minis
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post #58 of 106
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Originally posted by starwxrwx
ipod nano tubes

worst. accessory name. ever.


Have to agree - sounds like cable sleeving.

This nano is kinda cool. yet to use itunes 5, but from the pictures it looks cool too.

Anybody know why there was a shortage of 2.7ghz powermacs if this is just a music update? Or was that rumor all wrong?

Bit let down by the phone - I was expecting something a little less... normal?
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post #59 of 106
This Marketwatch article actually has video from the keynote. They have the unveiling of the nano and the ROKR phone. It's a single camera thing, but they managed to get direct audio from the sound system.
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post #60 of 106
but you can watch it on apple.com
post #61 of 106
seems like pretty pointless product, really. Have apple really gotten this lazy, releasing something that is what the mini should have been anyway?
post #62 of 106
Nanotubes are one of the breathroughs in nanotechnology - they're used for creating a variety of weeeeee structures and they're part of the future of nanotech. If we ever end up building a space elevator or intrasolar space craft you can bet nanotubes will be involved.

Nano tubes - capitalizing on that idea - even the lay folk have heard the term (vaguely) or will in the future. The truly geek among us hear it and love it.

And then there are folks like you. Parade rainers
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post #63 of 106
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Originally posted by Jwink3101
I also wouldn't be surprised if they nixed the mini so that some day the big o'l fashion iPods could get smaller.

I'm not so sure. I don't think Apple will go any lower than 2" screen on its top end iPods. Thinner, yes. Also, I think once video comes, (if it comes) the GB will have to be a lot higher and thus that would create new bigger iPods if the current iPods did get smaller. Also, I think the key reason for nixing the iPod mini was pricing. What would you do? set a 6 gig for 275? For $25 more you can get a 20 and for $25 less a $40. That wouldn't work, Although I am very sad to see the mini go. The mini might (but I wouldn't count on it), come back when there are 8 and 10 1" drives and the nano price goes down a bit. I think with the nano now, the shuffle will probably NOT get a screen of any kind. I'm wondering though, with lack of the mini, won't Apples HD marketshare go way down and flash market share go way up? Also, I thought MP3 players over the next few years were to be decreasing because of HD players being preferd.
post #64 of 106
Ok, yeah, you can't connect the nano using FireWire. I really had to dig down to confirm that one, and even then its through omission. This kinda sucks as a far prefer FireWire and already have a couple FireWire dock cables.

I bet dropping FireWire helped reduce size and costs.

Ah well, I still totally want one. However I can't really justify replacing my rev A iPod mini until they bump the capacity. I expect 6 or 8 GB models sometime after MacWorld.
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post #65 of 106
One thing I can't get over is how narrow it is! They should've made it wider! But overall, it's sooooo cool! I want to be the first one at my school to have it! I think I was the first to get the iPod there!
post #66 of 106
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Originally posted by melgross
An 8GB Hd is as large as they could have gone. That's the largest 1" drive announced.

"Hitachi unveils one-inch 8GB and 10GB Microdrive"

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post #67 of 106
I was surprised that Apple totally pulled the mini - it's not even on the "Sales" page at a lower price. I have feeling that it will be back, however, "by popular demand" - just like the eMac.

As for the nano - I think it's fantastic and will be very hard to find at Christmas time. I would buy one if everyone in the family didn't already have an iPod of one type or another - and I'm over 60. When Apple can get my juices flowing they are doing something very good.

Look for back orders building up very soon.
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post #68 of 106
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Originally posted by Cube
I didn't se any infor about this on that page?...

MAx

I don't know how you missed it. Here a quote:

"While my partner in crime, Dan Frakes, distracted a couple of Apple representatives, I did what I usually do with new iPods and mashed button combinations to see what the iPod nano would do. It turns out that it behaves exactly like any other click-wheel iPod.

To reset the nano you press and hold Select and Menu for about 6 seconds. Once you reset the nano, press Select and Play to throw the iPod into Disk Modesimilar to the Macs FireWire Target Disk Mode where the iPod is forced to mount on the Desktop."
post #69 of 106

There is a mis-quote there. The speculation was that the new drive would come in between 8-10GB's.

It came out at 8. There aren't two drives unless something that I don't know about has happened. If you can find a 10GB on their site please let us know.
post #70 of 106
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Originally posted by Xool
Ok, yeah, you can't connect the nano using FireWire. I really had to dig down to confirm that one, and even then its through omission. This kinda sucks as a far prefer FireWire and already have a couple FireWire dock cables.

I bet dropping FireWire helped reduce size and costs.

Ah well, I still totally want one. However I can't really justify replacing my rev A iPod mini until they bump the capacity. I expect 6 or 8 GB models sometime after MacWorld.

Only to recharge.

Again that page:

http://playlistmag.com/weblogs/today...dies/index.php

And a quote;

"nano and Syncing
According to an Apple representative we spoke with, the new iPod nano can be charged over either a USB 2.0 or FireWire connection, but the nano will sync only over USB 2.0."
post #71 of 106
hi peoples, just finished my lecture, i'll jump in here.
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1. headphones. lanyard stylez: (additional accessory $$$$)


2. layout


3. iPod minis ARE STILL AVAILABLe. get them before they run out
http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...amily=iPodmini

4. does this mean my 1st gen iPod mini Silver will eventually be a collector's item? the weight and finish of it makes it still really slick, elegant, and just, a class above the rest. i love my mini. best ipod EVER!

5a. black is the new apple white?

5b. next powerbook to come in black?
post #72 of 106
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Originally posted by melgross
I don't know how you missed it. Here a quote:

"While my partner in crime, Dan Frakes, distracted a couple of Apple representatives, I did what I usually do with new iPods and mashed button combinations to see what the iPod nano would do. It turns out that it behaves exactly like any other click-wheel iPod.

To reset the nano you press and hold Select and Menu for about 6 seconds. Once you reset the nano, press Select and Play to throw the iPod into Disk Mode—similar to the Mac’s FireWire Target Disk Mode where the iPod is forced to mount on the Desktop."

I guess I must be blind. But this is great! I cant wait to get mine.

Thx for the help.
post #73 of 106
I need to hold and use one before I give up my second gen 4g mini. I love that thing, I am kinda nervous about taking this to the gym I have hit my mini in a case with a wiehgt before, so I am not sure about this...
post #74 of 106
I'm somewhat suprised to see the large number of somewhat negative posts regarding the new iPod Nano. I purchased my very first Apple product this year, a 512MB Shuffle.

At the time I was fairly torn between the Shuffle and the iPod Mini, but decided to go with the Shuffle due to its extremely compact size, the price point (I'm a uni student), as well as the lack of moving parts (and I've dropped my Shuffle a number of times during the time that I've owned it). I think the new iPod Nano is an absolutely fantastic looking new product, very much looking forward to seeing one in person.

Quite honestly, I don't think there is much to nitpick over this release, and it doesn't make very good business sense to sell two products at essentially the same price point and features. I'm a finance guy, not a marketing specialist, but I believe that the term for this is differentiation; I think it's wise from this perspective to discontinue the Mini at the same time that the Nano is being added to the line-up. Keep things simple.
post #75 of 106
If the iPod mini had never been released, I'd be complaining about the nano's price points. I complained about the mini's price points when it was released and it became the most popular iPod. I'm keeping my mouth shut on the nano because Apple obviously knows what they're doing.
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post #76 of 106
edit: if you go to
http://www.apple.com/ipodmini

you get the apple store ipod mini screen but the links dont appear to work. i'd pick up a mini on clearance, it'd be cheaper than the nano but more expensive than the shuffle. no color screen, but it'd be a bargain, i'd say.
post #77 of 106
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Originally posted by grahamw
Nanotubes are one of the breathroughs in nanotechnology - they're used for creating a variety of weeeeee structures and they're part of the future of nanotech. If we ever end up building a space elevator or intrasolar space craft you can bet nanotubes will be involved.

Nano tubes - capitalizing on that idea - even the lay folk have heard the term (vaguely) or will in the future. The truly geek among us hear it and love it.

And then there are folks like you. Parade rainers

I know what nanotubes are - but it still sounds like cable sleeving.
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post #78 of 106
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Originally posted by pyriX
Anybody know why there was a shortage of 2.7ghz powermacs if this is just a music update? Or was that rumor all wrong?

I think Apple just can't keep up with demand, thus the long order times.
post #79 of 106
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Originally posted by Lorre
I think Apple just can't keep up with demand, thus the long order times.

Fair enough - that sounded wierd from the beginning that only the 2.7ghz's were running low.

Anyways - downloaded iTunes 5 this afternoon - is esentially the same, aside from the search bar, smart shuffle and the new !square! window - how dare they kill my rounded bit. Watching the waves in the top window also seems to go smoother.
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post #80 of 106
Why don't they make an iPod watch? It seems like the got it small enough now.
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