New iPod-like devices coming!

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
CNBC just had Walter Mossberg of the WSJ on and he was disussing his review of the new iPods. I just caught the end of this but he said that new iPod-like devices were coming from Apple and that he would be reviewing them soon. Did anyone else see this? I don't suppose they will re-air this segment? It looked like maybe it was 5 or 10 minutes long.
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  • Reply 1 of 25
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    A new digital device from Apple would really hit the spot right about now.
  • Reply 2 of 25
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    Maybe one with, oh i don't know, handwriting recognition?
  • Reply 3 of 25
    His review of the new iPods is here:



    <a href="http://ptech.wsj.com/ptech.html"; target="_blank">http://ptech.wsj.com/ptech.html</a>;



    I hope someone else here caught the segment on CNBC's Power Lunch as I only saw the very end of it and someone was talking to me at the time so I couldn't really pay much attention.



    He did say "Apple has more iPod-like devices planned and I will be reviewing them soon" or something along those lines. Its good to see someone like him confirm this as he has access to pre-release products. Like I said, I was distracted so if anyone else saw the segment please post the details here...



    [ 07-25-2002: Message edited by: apple.otaku ]</p>
  • Reply 4 of 25
    bluejekyllbluejekyll Posts: 103member
    Are you sure he wasn't just talking about the new iPods coming from Apple, i.e. 20 gig and the Windows stuff.
  • Reply 5 of 25
    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member
    Well, "soon" means in the next six months and "iPod-like" means the size and functioanliy





    Maybe a Apple branded Cell Phone/PDA with conjunction with Sony Erricson <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 6 of 25
    mcqmcq Posts: 1,543member
    I thought he said other iPod like devices from other companies, but I could be wrong.
  • Reply 7 of 25
    sizzle chestsizzle chest Posts: 1,133member
    iVibe.
  • Reply 8 of 25
    screedscreed Posts: 1,077member
    <a href="http://www.macedition.com/nmr/nmr_20020723.php"; target="_blank">Naked Mole Rat</a>:

    [quote]<strong>In the case of Mariani One, however, the lockdown is apparently more pragmatic than histrionic: The Blade?s sources report that at least part of the building has been consigned to development of tomorrow?s Apple-branded consumer electronics. These efforts include future iPod revs, to be sure, but Apple?s own Area 51 is apparently the proving ground for at least one major new portable device designed to bring postmodern multimedia goodness to the masses. Praise Bacchus, and pass the Greco-Roman wrestling videos!</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Screed ..."multimedia goodness"



    [ 07-25-2002: Message edited by: sCreeD ]</p>
  • Reply 8 of 25
    timortistimortis Posts: 149member
    Great!! Apple can use the G4 in products that it really belongs in. After all, it is and embedded processor, right? That's how motorola defines it...



    They should just build all sorts of consumer gadgets with G4s and get out of desktop computing all together I guess. And more of iSync and iApp too, and an iBrowser to go along and OS X can become OS XIA, like BeIA.



    The iMac is pretty close as it is to Sony's ill fated internet appliance anyway. What was it called?



    Hey, maybe they can build an appliance that can run iShake, for digital family special effects and compositing. After all, they have to have something to run all that stuff they're buying right? Since they're not spending their resources on building anything a real graphics worktstation manufacturer would...



    I really would love to see a breakdown of how much R&D Apple is wasting on this consumer gadgetry fad, and how that effects the snail-like pace in PowerMac development.



    [ 07-25-2002: Message edited by: timortis ]</p>
  • Reply 10 of 25
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    [quote]Originally posted by apple.otaku:

    <strong>CNBC just had Walter Mossberg of the WSJ on and he was disussing his review of the new iPods. I just caught the end of this but he said that new iPod-like devices were coming from Apple and that he would be reviewing them soon. Did anyone else see this? I don't suppose they will re-air this segment? It looked like maybe it was 5 or 10 minutes long.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    he said that there were copies (rip offs) of the iPod coming from other companies because people were catching on this is the smart thing to do



    [ 07-25-2002: Message edited by: ast3r3x ]</p>
  • Reply 11 of 25
    cobracobra Posts: 253member
    I smell a lengthy thread here.
  • Reply 12 of 25
    [quote]Originally posted by BlueJekyll:



    <strong>Are you sure he wasn't just talking about the new iPods coming from Apple, i.e. 20 gig and the Windows stuff.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    No, he already reviewed those but someone else suggested that he was talking about iPod-like devices from other companies, not from Apple. I didn't hear it like that but I was distracted so its possible. I hope not.



    :o
  • Reply 13 of 25
    screedscreed Posts: 1,077member
    [quote]Originally posted by Cobra:

    <strong>I smell a lengthy thread here. </strong><hr></blockquote>



    No I smell a retread of whether Apple should make a PDA.



    Maybe someone should create the user "tinapda" -- "There Is No Apple PDA"



    PDA != Tablet

    Tablet == "multimedia goodness"



    Screed aka tpinate (There Probably Is No Apple Tablet Either)
  • Reply 14 of 25
    frank777frank777 Posts: 5,830member
    It may take a bit longer for Mossberg to file the reviews now that The Wall Street Journal won't be allowed into the press area at MWSF.



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 15 of 25
    As long as we're talking about iDevices, can someone tell me if it is possible to expect an iPod-size video player within, say, a year or so?



    I mean with a 20GB HD and one of those little 2.5" LCD screens, what kind of processor would you need to make something like this:



    *apologies in advance for the cheesy Photoshop hack.
  • Reply 16 of 25


    Speaking of lonely vigils, the Blade?s cammy-clad retinue of trainspotters reports that security has reached vertiginous heights around Mariani One, the historic corner of Apple?s campus that the company recently reclaimed from the Java junkies of Sun Microsystems; even company staffers, they report, now have to pass through two or three levels of security to reach the sanctum sanctorum.



    (snip)



    In the case of Mariani One, however, the lockdown is apparently more pragmatic than histrionic: The Blade?s sources report that at least part of the building has been consigned to development of tomorrow?s Apple-branded consumer electronics. These efforts include future iPod revs, to be sure, but Apple?s own Area 51 is apparently the proving ground for at least one major new portable device designed to bring postmodern multimedia goodness to the masses. Praise Bacchus, and pass the Greco-Roman wrestling videos!



    -NMR





    Webmate lives!
  • Reply 17 of 25
    max8319max8319 Posts: 347member
    i'll believe it when i see it...there's been talk for the last 2 MW's about a new device, and nothing has come out...i'm still waiting...
  • Reply 18 of 25
    Um, okay.



    Anyway, so what's the likelihood of something like this as a 'multimedia' iDevice? Basically a way to carry around your iMovies...watch them right on the screen if you'd like, but with a couple of video-out options for monitor a TV. Is there a video card small enough for a device like this, but with enough power to perform?
  • Reply 19 of 25
    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member
    [quote]Originally posted by Nebagakid:

    <strong>Well, "soon" means in the next six months and "iPod-like" means the size and functioanliy





    Maybe a Apple branded Cell Phone/PDA with conjunction with Sony Erricson <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>



    I guaruntee...

    <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 20 of 25
    a little video player like that would be kind of cool, from what i know it doesn't take a whole lot of processing power to play a movie, especially if its on a small screen like that, which doesn't have a very high resolution. The main problem that i see with it is battery life, i can't imagine it having a very good battery life.



    What would be cool is a tablet type device, 9" screen that you could watch movies on, look at pictures, use the internet wirelessly, it would rule for showing off the media that you create with your mac.



    Is it likely for apple to make probably not, would it be nice if they made some kind of sub notebook/tablet type device definetly, especially if it was cheap.
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