Something Is Fishy.... (iPod)

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  • Reply 81 of 403
    [quote]Originally posted by Mandricard:

    <strong>P.s. bperkins: Any news?



    [ 01-31-2003: Message edited by: Mandricard ]</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Sorry, but that is all he has got for now. I will hit him up again on Monday. I was in the Apple Store Durham today, and I was amazed of how poorly the iPod's were displayed.



    On my previous visits they were hooked up with the creature speakers and were on a larger display. Today they were on the smaller displays similar to the ones that hold the Palm/digital/video cameras.
  • Reply 82 of 403
    [quote]Originally posted by bperkins:

    <strong>



    Sorry, but that is all he has got for now. I will hit him up again on Monday. I was in the Apple Store Durham today, and I was amazed of how poorly the iPod's were displayed.



    On my previous visits they were hooked up with the creature speakers and were on a larger display. Today they were on the smaller displays similar to the ones that hold the Palm/digital/video cameras.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    You think they would display models that they are soon to replace/lower cost of alot better to get rid of them at the higher price.



    Anywho, I WANT A 199 iPOD! I CAN WAIT NO LONGER!
  • Reply 83 of 403
    The problem is that they are STILL simply out of stock everywhere, whether or ont the apple store has them.



    So strange.



    Hope springs eternal,



    Mandricard

    AppleOutsider
  • Reply 84 of 403
    I hope that the reason for the five gig being unavailable is that they are giving it a solid state scroll wheel and it will go for 199 when the ipod is updated soon.
  • Reply 85 of 403
    If I remember correctly, Apple added alot of marketing dazzle and oomph to the original iMac by launching into colour cases and bumping the specs.



    I'd like to see the iPod go a little further.



    It would be nice to have some rainbow ambient LEDs that respond to your iPod music in an iTunes visualiser sort of way. Maybe a translucent case to achieve this?



    Switchable on/off effect.



    I'd like to see radio tuning. I'd love to hear Forest playing on my iPod (www.nottinghamforest.co.uk) Yep, I like my football



    I'd of course like to see bigger hard drives.



    And that leads onto what the hell is that kinda storage being used for?



    HD backup.



    A mobile device that can tie in with iPhoto.



    Give the top model a colour screen. Excellent storage device for digital cameras. How many pics you could store!



    :eek:



    Click, snap heaven!



    Great pro' snapper device.



    Play back yer picks for a rough idea of what yer got.



    Digital wallet.



    Simple games.



    Firewire II?



    Video previews...admittedly on a very small screen...



    I wonder just where Apple take the iPod?



    I do see room for a sister device vPod.



    Lemon Bon Bon
  • Reply 86 of 403
    redericrederic Posts: 124member
    Just tried to buy 20Gig iPod here in the UK and there aren't any to be found within 150 miles of me (I know I should wait but I would've had 28 days to return it). The 2 main outlets say that it's due to a lack of supply from Apple. Apple Store here qouting 1 - 3 days. Should I order from Apple and send it back if they bring out a new one? :confused: Surely they would be glad to take more money from me for a bigger more expensive model?
  • Reply 87 of 403
    [quote]Originally posted by RedEric:

    <strong>Just tried to buy 20Gig iPod here in the UK....</strong><hr></blockquote>



    The plot thickens still... 1-3 days puts us in the Tuesday timeframe...



    Mandricard

    AppleOutsider
  • Reply 88 of 403
    flounderflounder Posts: 2,674member
    macwhispers says Tuesday the 4th or the 11th at the latest.



    they say 10, 20, and 40 but no 5 as it is being discontinued by Toshiba.
  • Reply 89 of 403
    [quote]Originally posted by Flounder:

    macwhispers says Tuesday the 4th or the 11th at the latest.



    they say 10, 20, and 40 but no 5 as it is being discontinued by Toshiba.<hr></blockquote>



    4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th!!!!!!!!!!!!



    Say it with me!!! Perhaps it will come true...



    Hope springs eternal,



    Mandricard

    iPodlessOutsider
  • Reply 90 of 403
    [quote]Originally posted by JasonPP:

    <strong>I would like to see Apple's take on something like this:



    <a href="http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/333/C1383/"; target="_blank">http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/333/C1383/</a></strong><hr></blockquote>;



    Until now, I'm not yet very interested in an iPod, as I don't need to hear music everywhere. But an iPod II similiar to this device that can read CF cards (or connect to my camera via USB) so it can be used as a picture store might change my mind. Probably, an Apple solution would cost $599...

    <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 91 of 403
    redericrederic Posts: 124member
    Looks like new ones are definitely on the way.



    <a href="http://www.envestco2.com/macwhispers/0000021.html"; target="_blank">MacWhispers</a>
  • Reply 92 of 403
    o and ao and a Posts: 579member
    grr i was really hoping for a 199 ipod...maybe theres still a chance considering apple has agressively priced there monitors, powermacs and powerbooks...come on apple bring out the 199 ipod!
  • Reply 93 of 403
    frank777frank777 Posts: 5,789member
    Just received the Macwarehouse Canada catalog in the mail.



    NEW ipods - 5GB $294 CDN, 10GB $394 CDN, 20GB $494 CDN



    The Apple Store Canada still has the 5GB listed as $479. (Unavailable)



    Somebody's gonna be hearing from Cupertino soon...



  • Reply 94 of 403
    frank777frank777 Posts: 5,789member
    Oh, and for the Americans on the board...



    $294 CDN is roughly equal to $199. US



    Thy wishes have been granted.



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 95 of 403
    bigcbigc Posts: 1,224member
    [quote]Originally posted by Frank777:

    <strong>Oh, and for the Americans on the board...



    $294 CDN is roughly equal to $199. US



    Thy wishes have been granted.



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>



    20GB was $789.99, quite a drop
  • Reply 96 of 403
    Might they have sent you a U.S. catalog with these prices?



    <a href="http://www2.warehouse.com/dynamicpromo.asp?dept_id=6307&cat=mac&article=Appl eiPod&blind=yes" target="_blank">http://www2.warehouse.com/dynamicpromo.asp?dept_id=6307&cat=mac&article=Appl eiPod&blind=yes</a>
  • Reply 97 of 403
    frank777frank777 Posts: 5,789member
    It's definitely the Canadian catalog. Maple Leafs on the front cover and all.



    Maybe they did make a mistake and put in the US prices, but why the "NEW!" in red letters before all three model specs?



    Weird. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
  • Reply 98 of 403
    Oh well... The Apple store has not gone down yet. I suppose I am in for a longer wait, despite what macwhispers said.







    So, I wonder if there could be any other functionality built in if there is no form-factor change... They would have notified journalists of some kind of press event if it was going to be a big deal....



    Hope springs, however feebly, eternal.



    Mandricard

    AppleOutsider
  • Reply 99 of 403
    Well, what I would like to see in the iPod is firewire recording from a video camera. I would not use it too much, but it would be handy for those times I want to make something and not record it to tape, and it would be available immediately. But, even more than this, Mp3 and Aiff line in recording. But not the cheap kind most players have these days where they only do up to 160VBR, but up to 320 in m3 and full quality 48 khz aiff, that would be the deal sealer or whatever you wanna call it for me. Color screen, nice, but not required. Also, what if they added bluetooth support? Not for syncing files, but just simply for your calender stuff and all? That way sometimes when I did not plug it in, it would still sync the data... Oh yeah, and being able to enter stuff in the calender on the pod. But the first two things are what I would like to see.
  • Reply 100 of 403
    whoamiwhoami Posts: 301member
    i wish i could upgrade from my 5 gig, but for now i wish Mandricard the best!
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