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post #81 of 145
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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

They needed an event for this? Was there one thing earth shattering here? Did I miss it? It's beginning to look like the boy who cried "Wolf"!

The whole was lackluster, and the pushing of Genius was excessive. Not one one HW change that sets the iPod farther apart from the competition than it already is, and the Nano changes seem more of a game of catchup with some of it's features.
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post #82 of 145
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Originally Posted by Rokken View Post

is that all? that's really a "big deal"

So you turned it into a big deal in your mind and are now mad at Apple for letting you down?
post #83 of 145
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Originally Posted by merdhead View Post

I don't think Apple claimed it was earth shattering.

Not even close and therefore I ask:
Why an event?
Much ado about nothing.
post #84 of 145
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Originally Posted by merdhead View Post

So you turned it into a big deal in your mind and are now mad at Apple for letting you down?

No but time is valuable and this was a waste of it- just release this BS without an event.
post #85 of 145
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Originally Posted by merdhead View Post

Some people exercise vigourously.

The way it has to be shaken is different from the way it moves when exercising. It's a sharp side to side shake. Not likely that will be duplicated when exercising. I know people who wear their iPhones to the gym. So far, none have mentioned that as a problem. Another friend mountain bikes with his.
post #86 of 145
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

The whole was lackluster, and the pushing of Genius was excessive. Not one one HW change that sets the iPod farther apart from the competition than it already is, and the Nano changes seem more of a game of catchup with some of it's features.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I'm happy anyway, I'm getting a touch and they dropped the price.
post #87 of 145
WHen is Apple going to update their website already?
post #88 of 145
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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

Not even close and therefore I ask:
Why an event?
Much ado about nothing.

But, you're always a downer.
post #89 of 145
I think I missed it, when is iT8 going live?
post #90 of 145
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Originally Posted by melgross View Post

The way it has to be shaken is different from the way it moves when exercising. It's a sharp side to side shake. Not likely that will be duplicated when exercising. I know people who wear their iPhones to the gym. So far, none have mentioned that as a problem. Another friend mountain bikes with his.

There are exercises that would make that movement (think aerobics). Anyway the point is moot, it'll have an option to turn it off.
post #91 of 145
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Originally Posted by merdhead View Post

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I'm happy anyway, I'm getting a touch and they dropped the price.

And for that you need Steve Jobs up on a stage with all that hoopla? Ridiculous.
post #92 of 145
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Originally Posted by merdhead View Post

There are exercises that would make that movement (think aerobics). Anyway the point is moot, it'll have an option to turn it off.

Shake = Yawn
post #93 of 145
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Originally Posted by melgross View Post

But, you're always a downer.

And what are you? chopped liver?
post #94 of 145
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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

No but time is valuable and this was a waste of it- just release this BS without an event.

Again, how did they waste your time? If you chose to follow it, that's your problem.
post #95 of 145
I found the interesting thing to be that they want to compete in the portable game player market with the Touch. That should give them some good range and opportunity.

Steve looked fine... that's what the event was really about. OK, maybe a little more Mr. Burns-ish, but healthy.
post #96 of 145
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Originally Posted by skottichan View Post

I think I missed it, when is iT8 going live?

The site ain't even updated yet! Apple is slipping.
post #97 of 145
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Originally Posted by merdhead View Post

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I'm happy anyway, I'm getting a touch and they dropped the price.

They released a lot of nice updates, but nothing I think is "event worthy". But I really should consider my stance if I'm as disenchanted as Teckstud.
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post #98 of 145
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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

And for that you need Steve Jobs up on a stage with all that hoopla? Ridiculous.

Actually, you can say that about any other iPod/iTunes event in the past. They've generally been design/content/price changes.


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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

The site ain't even updated yet! Apple is slipping.

Nani? It's updated for me, I ordered my girlfriend's 4Gen Nano. (Puuurple)
post #99 of 145
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Originally Posted by merdhead View Post

Again, how did they waste your time? If you chose to follow it, that's your problem.

If you have to ask that question then you don't deserve an answer.
post #100 of 145
The site is updated... and I'm finally going to get the touch. Adding the volume controls to the outside, speakers... no built-in GPS, but basically all the right moves.

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post #101 of 145
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Originally Posted by merdhead View Post

So you turned it into a big deal in your mind and are now mad at Apple for letting you down?

Nope. I knew everything would be as expected after so many rumours leaked. I was expecting the "One more thing.." though so just a bit disappointed
post #102 of 145
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Originally Posted by skottichan View Post

Actually, you can say that about any other iPod/iTunes event in the past. They've generally been design/content/price changes.




Not true.
post #103 of 145
Steve said the new iPod Touch is thinner*… did anyone notice how Steve's hand looks in the picture holding the Nano / touch to show how thin it is, not good.

The stock is heading down, and WILL go down even more, if they don't do something special and do it soon

I haven't wanted to sell my stock, but I'm now re-thinking about it.

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post #104 of 145
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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

Not true.

You are soooo adorable. Seriously, I have some fine cheeses for your whine, many of them are quite good.
post #105 of 145
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

They released a lot of nice updates, but nothing I think is "event worthy". But I really should consider my stance if I'm as disenchanted as Teckstud.

I'm not disenchanted and I like what's there but it trivializes future events .
post #106 of 145
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Originally Posted by aaarrrgggh View Post

I found the interesting thing to be that they want to compete in the portable game player market with the Touch. That should give them some good range and opportunity.

Steve looked fine... that's what the event was really about. OK, maybe a little more Mr. Burns-ish, but healthy.

It did seem to focus on the Touch as a gaming unit and and Genius, both of which get you on the iTunes Store and get you tied more to the iTunes and iPod ecosystem. Smart move. As a gaming device, i think the D-pad system needs to be available before the US' Black Friday and there needs to be an update to the SDK, may a framework, that will move the on-screen D-pad or other controllers to an attached D-pad when it's attached.
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post #107 of 145
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Originally Posted by merdhead View Post

There are exercises that would make that movement (think aerobics). Anyway the point is moot, it'll have an option to turn it off.

I'm sure Apple thought of this, aren't you?

Mountain biking is even worse, and no problems.
post #108 of 145
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Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post

The site is updated... and I'm finally going to get the touch. Adding the volume controls to the outside, speakers... no built-in GPS, but basically all the right moves.

I just wish they would write a driver for the Touch to support the Apple Remote. It makes me crazy that I have to pull my iTouch out of my pocket/bag to change volume (okay new one has buttons so I can at least control volume by feel - or to pause/skip the song. I mean I have to actually take it out, slide the lock bar and then control the song. I want my remote to work again dammit! There are things I like about the Touch but sometimes I really think about going back to my classic. Only problem is I now run the classic in my car which has an integrated iPod controller which does not work quite right with the touch but works perfect with the classic.

Common Apple - it's your own bloody accessory just make it work.
post #109 of 145
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Originally Posted by skottichan View Post

You are soooo adorable. Seriously, I have some fine cheeses for your whine, many of them are quite good.

I bet you do- all over your body parts.
post #110 of 145
Am I the only one here that thinks that the new headphones are a big deal?
Or the fact that the iPod Touch and iPhone are now showing some real graphical and game play strength in an arena where Sony's PSP and Nintendo's DS thought they were the only competitors?

Event worthy? In my opinion moreso than the Democratic National and Republican National Conference put together. At least I'll be getting better headphones out of this mess.
post #111 of 145
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Originally Posted by ncee View Post

Steve said the new iPod Touch is thinner* did anyone notice how Steve's hand looks in the picture holding the Nano / touch to show how thin it is, not good.

The stock is heading down, and WILL go down even more, if they don't do something special and do it soon

I haven't wanted to sell my stock, but I'm now re-thinking about it.

Skip

Yeah, the stock is heading down, which makes it a great buying opportunity.

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post #112 of 145
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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

And what are you? chopped liver?

I try to evaluate things. You don't. You just complain.

Sometimes I finds things to be good, sometimes bad. But everything thing with you is bad.

You're out in right field.

This event was for one purpose, as most everyone understands. While we were "hoping" to be surprised, we had no right to expect it.

These are all good, solid improvements.

Spectacular? Maybe not. But good enough to have people want them.
post #113 of 145
The ipod page is still not updated!!!
post #114 of 145
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Originally Posted by skottichan View Post

You are soooo adorable. Seriously, I have some fine cheeses for your whine, many of them are quite good.

He does have a point. The last couple years there has uy been a new HW product that waysn't considered an accessory. I like the new in-ear headphones. I'm not a fan of their cartilage rearranging ear buds. I also think the triple-click to go to the previous song is great as it was the first thing I tried on the iPhone after I realized that a double-click would go to the next song.

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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

I'm not disenchanted and I like what's there but it trivializes future events .

I chose that word because it's less harsh that cynical and negative.
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post #115 of 145
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Originally Posted by Shintocam View Post

I just wish they would write a driver for the Touch to support the Apple Remote. It makes me crazy that I have to pull my iTouch out of my pocket/bag to change volume (okay new one has buttons so I can at least control volume by feel - or to pause/skip the song. I mean I have to actually take it out, slide the lock bar and then control the song. I want my remote to work again dammit! There are things I like about the Touch but sometimes I really think about going back to my classic. Only problem is I now run the classic in my car which has an integrated iPod controller which does not work quite right with the touch but works perfect with the classic.

Common Apple - it's your own bloody accessory just make it work.


Okay, you do know you don't have to unlock the Touch (or the iPhone) for basic music/volume navigation, right? Double tap the Home button, and you have access to volume, forward/back and play/pause. I'm to the point where I can do all these functions blind.
post #116 of 145
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Originally Posted by skottichan View Post

Okay, you do know you don't have to unlock the Touch (or the iPhone) for basic music/volume navigation, right? Double tap the Home button, and you have access to volume, forward/back and play/pause. I'm to the point where I can do all these functions blind.

No I did not. Many thanks, that will help somewhat. No tactile feedback for finding the volume bar or the pause button but I'm sure I can get used to that at least. Helps if I have it in my pocket but not in my bag.

Still I appreciate the info. Many thanks.
post #117 of 145
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

They released a lot of nice updates, but nothing I think is "event worthy". But I really should consider my stance if I'm as disenchanted as Teckstud.

These kinds of events are to introduce products to the public. to get them interested before the biggest buying season of the year. Simply slipping the products out doesn't get people aware as having a press event does.

That's all this is about. The press knows it. They also know that quite a few people are interested. That's why they come.

While some people are looking to be excited by something "special" that's not the point at all. Some people WILL be excited by this, while some won't.

But this way many more people will be aware of the new, and updated products.

And that's all that matters.
post #118 of 145
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Originally Posted by melgross View Post

I try to evaluate things. You don't. You just complain.

Sometimes I finds things to be good, sometimes bad. But everything thing with you is bad.

You're out in right field.

This event was for one purpose, as most everyone understands. While we were "hoping" to be surprised, we had no right to expect it.

These are all good, solid improvements.

Spectacular? Maybe not. But good enough to have people want them.

You missed my whole point- therefore you're dismissed. You can't comprehend and just go on and on- like a windbag.
I like the new products- I'm not complaining about them. I'm wasting my time trying to explain something reasonable to you.
post #119 of 145
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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

I bet you do- all over your body parts.


Awww, you went to accusations of me being a fat chick, how precious. I'm just saying that many of your posts are you complaining about this that or the other. I call you a whiner as most of your complaints border on the pedantic, and I'm not the only one who notices that either.


As for the cheese "all over your body parts" comment, I'm 6' tall and 144lbs. I'm far from fat my dear.
post #120 of 145
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Originally Posted by melgross View Post

These kinds of events are to introduce products to the public. to get them interested before the biggest buying season of the year. Simply slipping the products out doesn't get people aware as having a press event does.

That's all this is about. The press knows it. They also know that quite a few people are interested. That's why they come.

While some people are looking to be excited by something "special" that's not the point at all. Some people WILL be excited by this, while some won't.

But this way many more people will be aware of the new, and updated products.

And that's all that matters.

Yawn and double yawn.
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