Originally posted by Commodus
The problem Apple faces is that increases in capacity will ultimately become less and less meaningful....
That's just tons of space, and most people can't use it effectively.
A higher capacity iPod 100GB, 200GB whatever, would be great for those of us who use high sample rates when importing music from our CDs. The current ITMS rate (128kbps) is a joke if one has ANY interest in high fidelity sound. I use 256kbps for the few discs I've bothered to import, but still find it wanting.
If there were more iPod capacity, I might use the Apple Lossless Encoder, but as it stands, I don't bother.
I would actually like to see a DRIVELESS iPod that I could attach to an exteernal hard drive or series of hard drives, connected via FireWire, so that I could import Apple Lossless or even straight-up AIFF audio files. THEN I could connect it to my HiFi system and have much more of my music available.
I collect classical music and have many pieces with multiple performances (different conductors, orchestras, soloists, etc.) and it would be great to be able to quickly compare interpretations of different pieces without digging through the CD collection.
Let's call it the HiFiPod.