Originally Posted by minderbinder
I thought they were that the studios didn't want to agree to Steve's terms? Which they still don't.
That's another, more recent reason. But the one's most stated over the past year were the ones I gave.
It is ridiculous. What technical limitation could exist that allows the ipod to do everything the other one can, including many functions that are WAY more advanced than searching for a name. I'd be willing to bet that when someone gets their hands on one and takes it apart, the brains of the new one are identical to the brains of the last revision.[/quote]
Say what you will, with no knowledge about it whatsoever. But I'm not saying that it is a reason, I'm just saying that it could be a reason. Either Apple will include it for older machines, or they won't. If they will, then it's moot. If they won't, it's either because they simply don't want to, or because, for some reason, they can't, or it's too difficult to. If it proves to be the same chips, then they don't want to. If the chips are different, then we simply don't know, no matter what anyone here says.
It's easy to say that something should be simple to apply, but not always.
I'm not going to argue this anymore. It isn't important anyway.