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Originally Posted by hohlecow

This could be early morning blurry vision, but you can kind of make out "THE BEATLES" from the album cover titles.

Cover 1: THE
Cover 2: [space]
Cover 3: BEA
Cover 4: T (guys arms spread like a t)
Cover 5: L (lines come together in an L-like shape)
Cover 6: E (f you squint at the tree, you can force a capitol E out)
Cover 7: S (look at just the black, and ignore the H)

Scary, I see it too.
post #82 of 134
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Originally Posted by pmjoe View Post

Well, I think based on the invitation and the rumors, an iPod with CoverFlow seems most likely.

At this point who cares if any of this stuff runs OS X. It's really meaningless (to anyone except the bean counters) since Apple isn't supporting 3rd party development on any of it.

It means a great deal. The present is not the future.
post #83 of 134
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Originally Posted by hohlecow View Post

This could be early morning blurry vision, but you can kind of make out "THE BEATLES" from the album cover titles.

Cover 1: THE
Cover 2: [space]
Cover 3: BEA
Cover 4: T (guys arms spread like a t)
Cover 5: L (lines come together in an L-like shape)
Cover 6: E (f you squint at the tree, you can force a capitol E out)
Cover 7: S (look at just the black, and ignore the H)

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post #84 of 134
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I hate to say it, but I see it.

Except the 'S' at the end.

Yeah. Still kinda cool attempt, though...
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...sure, because EVERYTHING on wikipedia is true and accurate...

Don't hate the Wiki...

It is fantastically useful for the mundane stuff. Like pop lyrics from 40 years ago. Or rubber band nomenclature. and other whatnot. Anyone who goes to wikipedia for current political, economic or social issues where people have a stake in shading (or distorting) the truth, well buyer beware. Don't throw out the baby with the bath water...
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post #86 of 134
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Originally Posted by hohlecow View Post

This could be early morning blurry vision, but you can kind of make out "THE BEATLES" from the album cover titles.

Cover 1: THE
Cover 2: [space]
Cover 3: BEA
Cover 4: T (guys arms spread like a t)
Cover 5: L (lines come together in an L-like shape)
Cover 6: E (f you squint at the tree, you can force a capitol E out)
Cover 7: S (look at just the black, and ignore the H)

i see it too, except for the S

anyway.

beatles catalog on itunes.
beatles yellow submarine ipod.
new video nanos (name change? ipod pequeño, ipod invisa?)
new widescreen, touchscreen, multitouch, coverflow ipods. no wifi.

that's my purported fantasy wishlist.
post #87 of 134
OMG!!! forget the OSX iPod, apples gonna announces the beatles on the itunes store. DUH!!!! they wouldnt quote them liek crazy if they werent gonna follow up with something. But the OSX iPods will be sweet. damnit another week!!!!!!!
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post #88 of 134
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Originally Posted by monkeyastronaut View Post

i see it too, except for the S

OMG, if you look at the first album and read it down back and forth, it says...

Keanu Thor Is A... BEA T L E

OMG! Keanu is going to play Thor on the big screen and sing Beatles songs!!!
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post #89 of 134
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Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post

That's interesting. So it could be a iTunes/iPod event. Or just an iTunes event, though I think those usually go well with some hardware update of some type. I doubt it would only be an iTunes event, that would be lame, even if it's touched off by the most popular and enduring boy band ever to grace the earth.

While the iPod is the main attraction there are other products and services that are related which could get mentioned and they are:
  • iPod Hi-Fi - I can see this getting wireless capabilities so we can stream music to it without needing an AirPort Express.
  • iTunes - It could get an upgrade to handle new functionality that could be major enough to bump it to 8.0.
  • iTunes Store - Movie/TV show sales to non-US stores and movie rentals (not likely)
  • Apple TV - Updates to support iPod/iTunes/iTunes Store improvements.
  • iPhone - functionality could be added to match what the iPod gets.
  • AirPort Express - This could get updated with 802.11n and support for the iPod AV Connection Kit.
post #90 of 134
I really hope the stubby iPod is an iPod Mini, not the nano. The formfactor for the current Nano is ideal for many uses. A larger screened nano would be welcome though...

As for the widescreen/touch iPod, I really hope it has hard buttons for both play/pause as well as reverse and forward (hard buttons for volume too). I have an iPhone but I can't use it in the car because I can't "pilot" it blind to fast forward through podcasts or to skip to the next/previous track. For a music-centric device it is crucial to have hard buttons for these.

Neil Pomerleau did a great mockup for 9to5mac.com that shows these. Way too intuitive for Apple not to do it this way.
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post #91 of 134
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Subscription/rental service would be even better but I'm in Australia... so I've given up on that. I want to give Apple money but they won't let me!

You can always pick up and move ...
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post #92 of 134
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Originally Posted by tetzel1517 View Post

...I promised my fiancée that a new iPod would be the only "big ticket" item I'd buy before our wedding (we're paying for it ourselves). My 40GB 4th gen (monochrome screen!) is chugging along without a problem, but it is starting to feel rather dated.

I feel your pain dude. My fiancée actually wants ME to BUY the new 6th generation iPod (namely, I fathom to get me to shut about it. I've never own an iPod-I do have a 1st generation nano; but I have 71+ GB's of music on my Macbook and 15+ GB of videos---so I need at least a 100GB iPod). We are also paying our way through the wedding.

Good luck, mate!

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post #93 of 134
Granted, I just synced and caught the latest update on 8/29, but anyone else with an iPhone notice the next sync date is 9/5? Had to wonder if the next update check is supposed to coincide with the announcement...
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Originally Posted by jcatma61 View Post

Granted, I just synced and caught the latest update on 8/29, but anyone else with an iPhone notice the next sync date is 9/5?

If your Mac is set to update once a week and the last update was Wed. 8/29, the next update would be a week later, Wed. 9/5. Simple coincidence.

Or is it?

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post #96 of 134
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post #97 of 134
Well, now they have to step up their game, Sony introduces a video Walkman and puts the kibosh on their Connect Music Services. Never thought I'd live to see the day, especially since I'm old enough to remember the very first model, which had high quality metal parts and unbelievably good sound.

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post #98 of 134
gizmodo has a crazy new mockup of the iPod Touch

check it
post #99 of 134
wow. my fiancee got mad at me for buying an iPhone. she doesn't even know i bought new skis, too.
like she should complain, i just dropped HUGE cash on the ring. [we're paying for the wedding ourselves, too, but i'm putting 3x as much in savings as she is]

i bought her the original click wheel ipod when it came out. she doesn't understand why anyone would need more than a 20 gig [she uses about 6 gigs] monochrome iPod. i guess i should be happy she doesn't want something new.
post #100 of 134
Maybe the stores being down now are getting ready for next weeks announcement
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All I know is that I'm excited!! The last two Apple products to be introduced or given a new look (the iPhone and the iMac) have both lived up with expectations. Now it is time for Apple to take a huge leap forward and update the item that jump started a revolution and put their company back on the map. Like I said all i know is I'm excited and the beat goes on!!

I am so hoping that Steve is going to announce so much more than the newer look for the iPods. Since the EVENT is at Moscone and not at Apple HQ, there must be something bigger!!
post #103 of 134
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Originally Posted by swaltuo View Post

All I know is that I'm excited!! The last two Apple products to be introduced or given a new look (the iPhone and the iMac) have both lived up with expectations. Now it is time for Apple to take a huge leap forward and update the item that jump started a revolution and put their company back on the map. Like I said all i know is I'm excited and the beat goes on!!

I am so hoping that Steve is going to announce so much more than the newer look for the iPods. Since the EVENT is at Moscone and not at Apple HQ where it was the new iMacs and iLife, there must be something bigger!!

I want to see a new MacPro.
post #104 of 134
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I am so hoping that Steve is going to announce so much more than the newer look for the iPods. Since the EVENT is at Moscone and not at Apple HQ, there must be something bigger!!

iPhone Nano anyone?
post #105 of 134
is this the kick off of the holiday season offerings or will they wait??? i think it's bit earlly for christmas stuff, but i'm not a retailer. if it is , then i would think the christmas line up of many products will be announced
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is this the kick off of the holiday season offerings or will they wait??? i think it's bit earlly for christmas stuff, but i'm not a retailer. if it is , then i would think the christmas line up of many products will be announced

Now is probably a good time. That way they spread out the demand over a couple more months. If the demand was spread over fewer months, they might not be able to ramp up production quickly enough. The people that buy (seemingly) every new iPod or the ones that have been waiting for an update can get one soon. The Holiday shoppers will probably wait until November. The earlier announcement allows Apple to promote it enough to get people wanting it, especially the kids that might not have their own money to spend like this, but might be getting a bigger gift for their holiday gift. All this is my understanding of how/why Apple announces late summer / early fall, the real reasons may be a little different.
post #107 of 134
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iPhone Nano anyone?

I guess that's a possibility.
I still think the stubby iPod will be positioned as a replacement to the normal iPod (thinner, flash, shorter, longer battery life, same price), since a widescreen iPod Video has to cost signifcantly more.

Which leaves the old nano. We know stock levels are low - so what will replace it? It could be nothing (not a good move Apple!), or just another Nano (half an inch shorter?) - but a tiny phone is also possible I guess.
post #108 of 134
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Originally Posted by troberts View Post

While the iPod is the main attraction there are other products and services that are related which could get mentioned and they are:
  • iPod Hi-Fi - I can see this getting wireless capabilities so we can stream music to it without needing an AirPort Express.
  • iTunes - It could get an upgrade to handle new functionality that could be major enough to bump it to 8.0.
  • iTunes Store - Movie/TV show sales to non-US stores and movie rentals (not likely)
  • Apple TV - Updates to support iPod/iTunes/iTunes Store improvements.
  • iPhone - functionality could be added to match what the iPod gets.
  • AirPort Express - This could get updated with 802.11n and support for the iPod AV Connection Kit.

All good points and valid possibilities. Lets hope.

There are also possibilities of redefining how iPods & AppleTV handle their music & sync etc. Perhaps the AppleTV wouldn't need a computer for its master library? (either independent, or use an online master library?). Could an iPod sync with an AppleTV? Maybe .Mac will let you sync your iTunes libraries between computers?
post #109 of 134
I don't get it.. what's an iPod?
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post #110 of 134
major overhaul of logic, opening gambit of 'logic studio' perhaps.
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major overhaul of logic, opening gambit of 'logic studio' perhaps.

That's almost certainly not going to happen for Sept 5. A Logic update would most likely coincide with some big pro audio convention, such as NAMM. An Apple Special Event without a coinciding convention is almost always about a consumer product, and the invitation usually hints at what kind of product will be announced.
post #112 of 134
ah NAMM is in january right? yeah that would make more sense. but there is also the AES convention in october somewhere i think, which i believe apple have a pro audio stall at...
post #113 of 134
hi

what about? a sort of Mac ipod 'palm pilot' for choice of better words. iphone without the phone, but ipod, wifi calendar, safari etc

Possible?\\

although a macbook pro 12 inch would be ideal!
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Originally Posted by Scharf_10 View Post

I've never actually wanted this to happen before, but I'd rather this was delayed for a bit because im off to New York on October 1st, where I would save money on the new ipod (assuming it is released) and have it before anyone else here no doubt. But I know that i'll be too tempted to buy it here the day its available online. I can afford it quite easily, just prefer to buy it in New York. Never mind.

I will also be in NYC then. Where do you find cheaper prices there? I thought Apple products cost the same everywhere.
post #115 of 134
I would like to see Apple introduce an iLife Home Server app that holds the iTunes, iPhoto, and iMovie Libraries. I also would like it to hold Garageband sample libraries. That way my wife, kids, and I can all access these libraries quickly and easily.

I already have a XServe and XServe RAID up on my home LAN so I could roll it out quickly and easily. For those who do not already have something like this, Apple should introduce a repackaged XServe line as a iLife Home Server line.

Apple should also work hard to make some sort of good backup system for this iLife Home Server Line. It is not just big companies that have big storage backup needs. Now even most families need TBs of backup for all their digital media. FW drives may do for now but I think we need something more robust and cheaper.
post #116 of 134
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major overhaul of logic, opening gambit of 'logic studio' perhaps.

*sigh* logic (mind my pun!) dictates this has to come ONE of these days. i have, however, realised that waiting for it can only be a frustrating venture
post #117 of 134
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*sigh* logic (mind my pun!) dictates this has to come ONE of these days.

I have my doubts that this event will do anything regarding Logic, Aperture, FCP, etc.

Then again... we know very little.. the invite implies consumer music/tv centric doesnt it?
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I don't get it.. what's an iPod?

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post #119 of 134
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I will also be in NYC then. Where do you find cheaper prices there? I thought Apple products cost the same everywhere.

It's because I'm from the UK, where obviously it's cheaper to buy from the US once you've converted the dollar. Sorry, should have made that more clear.

Thanks.
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