iPod

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  • Reply 41 of 64
    [quote]Originally posted by iPoop:



    <strong>It is incredibly overpriced. What is it, the Nomad Jukebox or something sells for $200 and its only real disadvantage is USB takes longer than Firewire.

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    Yeah, try to stuff a Nomad Jukebox in your pocket and tell me that USB is the only difference. This has been beaten to death. The iPod is tiny so it must use a tiny PCMCIA size HD which is very expensive compared to the standard laptop HD used in the Nomard Jukebox and other similar devices. As an example, a 1GB IBM Microdrive costs around $350 yet you can get a 10GB laptop HD for less than half that amount. Why do you suppose that is? Toshiba sells the same HD used in the iPod for $399 direct. That's the same price as the iPod but with the iPod you get more than just the HD. You get a great MP3 player too. If you don't like the price just wait until they introduce the 10GB version of the iPod and the price of the 5GB version will drop.



    apple_otaku
  • Reply 42 of 64
    [quote]Originally posted by Mediaman:



    <strong>The thing with the iPod is if you look at the cost of the parts it's not over priced, but it's just more than a lot of people are willing to spend on MP3 player. Most people have better/more important things to spend $399 on.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Exactly! I'm waiting for the 10GB version so I can use half of the HD space to store my files and use a disc repair utility with it. Can't do that with a Nomad Jukebox. I figure the 10GB version will be introduced at the same $399 price as the original while the original will drop $50 to $100 at the time of its introduction.



    apple_otaku
  • Reply 43 of 64
    IMHO the iPod is not over priced. I agree it is expensive but those are two completly different things. Also you are paying for the ipod for the same reason you bought a Mac. You wanted style, ease of use, functionality. I for one love the iPod and am dying to get one.



    Strider
  • Reply 44 of 64
    arty50arty50 Posts: 201member
    The market for the iPod is about to drastically increase.



    <a href="http://www.mediafour.com/products/xpod/"; target="_blank">Meet XPod.</a>
  • Reply 45 of 64
    ...Until Apple breaks the Windows functionality with the iPod "Maintenance update 1.1"



    It would be so very Microsoft of them. :cool:



    Mandricard

    AppleOutsider
  • Reply 46 of 64
    dvddvd Posts: 45member
    weee i bought mine, arrived yesterday (monday) <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/dvdevo/iMovieTheater2.html"; target="_blank">http://homepage.mac.com/dvdevo/iMovieTheater2.html</a>;



    i love it..too bad its not easy to listen to during class because you have to take the whole thing out.
  • Reply 47 of 64
    eat@meeat@me Posts: 321member
    I would speculate that future versions of iPod will have mutiple purposes to not only include mp3 from iTunes but also short clips from iMovie or images. The name "iPod" implies a nuetral name which can have many uses. There can also be advanced screen to display images, UI, iTunes display, organizer?, etc. Can you imagine if this also had a airport card for wireless uplinks/downlinks like bluetoooth? or act as an electronic payment system? etc.



    i also expect that the $399 tag is to get the hot and horny to pay more and then soon after in feb, decrease price to $299 maybe. i also expect that the firmware can be updated to support new and upgraded sw components.



    if i were apple, i would be thinking about tying in every single "i" app into this or other new devices.



    smart move i think. when chicks go shopping, they want to "accessorize". this

    is apples way to accessorize around the shopping mall called digital hub.
  • Reply 48 of 64
    Birthday last week. iPod next week.
  • Reply 49 of 64
    arty50arty50 Posts: 201member
    [quote]Originally posted by Renoski:

    <strong>I would speculate that future versions of iPod will have mutiple purposes to not only include mp3 from iTunes but also short clips from iMovie or images. The name "iPod" implies a nuetral name which can have many uses. There can also be advanced screen to display images, UI, iTunes display, organizer?, etc. Can you imagine if this also had a airport card for wireless uplinks/downlinks like bluetoooth? or act as an electronic payment system? etc.



    i also expect that the $399 tag is to get the hot and horny to pay more and then soon after in feb, decrease price to $299 maybe. i also expect that the firmware can be updated to support new and upgraded sw components.



    if i were apple, i would be thinking about tying in every single "i" app into this or other new devices.



    smart move i think. when chicks go shopping, they want to "accessorize". this

    is apples way to accessorize around the shopping mall called digital hub.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    One thing the iPod gets little mention for is <a href="http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=60920"; target="_blank">this</a>.



    [quote]Question 20: Can I use FireWire mode with noncomputer products?

    Answer: Yes. First you will need to reset your iPod. When the Apple logo appears on the screen, hold down the Previous/Rewind button and the Next/Fast-forward button simultaneously until the FireWire icon appears. When you finish using iPod in this "forced" FireWire mode, disconnect and reset it again before normal operation.<hr></blockquote>



    So basically you can hook your iPod directly into your DV Camcorder and whoila... 5 Gigs of extra storage space.
  • Reply 50 of 64
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by Fran441:

    <strong>How did you get to see it, though. Did you have to ask to see it, or did they have it on display?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I saw it because one of the Apple Store employees had one out showing another customer and I walked over and he asked if I wanted to see it and play with it for a minute.
  • Reply 51 of 64
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    iPoop, I consider this an advantage...







  • Reply 52 of 64
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    Wow! <img src="graemlins/biggthumpup.gif" border="0" alt="[Thumbs Up]" />
  • Reply 53 of 64
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    Cool - nice pics Eugene. I had that phone so I know how small that thing is.



    Thanks alot - now I HAVE to go buy one.



  • Reply 54 of 64
    dvddvd Posts: 45member
    ahhh nice pics eugene, my camera isnt that good... A sony trv 330 but thats all i have hehe.









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  • Reply 55 of 64
    Why is it, that Microsoft is releasing XP worldwide on the same day and Apple can't do the same with the iPod, though it has already different languages on board???

    On the first day the iPod was displayed in the German Apple Store Website I ordered one, but it is still being assembled...

  • Reply 56 of 64
    Cool pics, Eugene..

    Didn't thought the iPod would be THAT small in real life. :eek:



    Maybe I'll buy one after christmas.. when the price will probably come down a bit. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 57 of 64
    I'll be having mine tomorrow, can't wait
  • Reply 58 of 64
    dvddvd Posts: 45member
    [quote]Originally posted by soulcrusher:

    <strong>I'll be having mine tomorrow, can't wait </strong><hr></blockquote>



    heheh you'll be excited.
  • Reply 59 of 64
    [quote]quote:



    Question 20: Can I use FireWire mode with noncomputer products?

    Answer: Yes. First you will need to reset your iPod. When the Apple logo appears on the screen, hold down the Previous/Rewind button and the Next/Fast-forward button simultaneously until the FireWire icon appears. When you finish using iPod in this "forced" FireWire mode, disconnect and reset it again before normal operation.





    So basically you can hook your iPod directly into your DV Camcorder and whoila... 5 Gigs of extra storage space.<hr></blockquote>Nice catch Arty.... This is really cool people. The promise of firewire is starting to materialize with this sort of product....
  • Reply 60 of 64
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    You can't just plug it into a DV cam and expect it to work with HFS+ though...
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