iPod update?



  • Reply 21 of 31
    [quote]Originally posted by Cake:

    <strong>So you're telling me that a thousand songs isn't enough to pick and choose?


    For the third time, since my music collection is larger than the 5GB capacity of the iPod, I want to pick and choose my songs from the iPod itself (assuming a capacity that would allow storage for my whole collection), rather than from my computer. The difference here lies in carrying around a complete music collection rather than a partial collection, respectively. The question is not whether 1000 songs is enough in the context of a complete collection, but rather the same question in the context of an incomplete one. The answer, of course, is no.


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  • Reply 22 of 31
    10gig hard drive, scratch-resistant shell and a line level output would be great.

    A firewire recording widget would be good too.
  • Reply 23 of 31
    cdhostagecdhostage Posts: 1,038member
    A shell that won't be scratched by a fingernail would be nice. I doubt that Apple can make a srface that doesn't hold fingerprints, though.

    iPod original model is sellng quite well. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Or update it. There's still money to be made, I give it another year before some other MP3 player gets big.

    I think iPod 2 will be pretty much the same; give it a 50 Gig drive and a better case and you're golden.

    maybe, just maybe mnind you, Apple will choose the new iPod to showcase a NEW STORAGE METHOD. I'm talking Holographic storage, baby! The storage medium is a small crystal with very precise optical properties. It writes as fast as te FW drive can transmit, and will go faster. It can't be degraded unless something goes and bashes it. Maybe Apple will release the first Personal Terabyte unit. Woohoo! Never mind MP3s, just give me DVD-Audio and DVDs!
  • Reply 24 of 31
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    It needs a mic and a voice recorder to be the perfect music storage device. In fact, to me at least, it's small enough that if someone made a firewire attachment that included these two features -- perhaps in a jacket type enclosure, or something that clips on, folds over it, whatever, even if it nearly doubled the overall size -- If someone made such a device with line in, a built in mic, and whatever software/additional DSP was needed to get both a good AIFF and MP3 recording. I'd buy it in a second.

    There's simply too much small stable storage there for the thing not to be able to record my own sounds.

    AIFF for musicians, and MP3 for those who need to record voice: doctors, lawyers, students, journalists. No more messy tape or puny ic chip recorders. Maybe an IBM/dragon/lernout voice transcription app to run on your mac as a bonus: tape now, transcribe later.

    In the first revision iPod should graduate from a toy to a tool.
  • Reply 25 of 31
    iPod is going to be having direct competition soon

    Archos' latest monster...is just that

    <a href="http://www.archos.com/us/products/product_jbmm.html"; target="_blank">http://www.archos.com/us/products/product_jbmm.html</a>;

    Its pricey but it does just about everything and is pretty small

    but then again I just did some research and sonicblue rio and creative Mp3 players are WAY behind...though for hold a few cds the rio 800 is Awesome

    I want a creative extigy !!!!!!!
  • Reply 26 of 31
    I have 10 gigs of mp3s most of them are 192 kbps(though a bunch are 128)

    I always encode at 192...or 160 SOMETIMES

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE an iPod with Mic, and recording capabilities on a 10 gig HD that would be sweet.
  • Reply 27 of 31
    5GB might be enough for most people's music collections. But if you add in, say, an emergency System installation, that number starts to seem a little small.

    I'll prollably bite at 10GB.
  • Reply 28 of 31
    [quote]Originally posted by discstickers:

    <strong>5GB might be enough for most people's music collections. But if you add in, say, an emergency System installation, that number starts to seem a little small.

    I'll prollably bite at 10GB. </strong><hr></blockquote>

    a 5 gig version and a 10 ggi version would be apples best bet imo

    price the 5 gig at like 300 and the 10 gig at like 450

    give the 10 gig microphone and advertise it as a pro iPod type deal.

    I think that would be awesome

    just my opinion
  • Reply 29 of 31
    [quote]Originally posted by Nebagakid:

    <strong>Just wait till new audio formats come out

    There are new ones that might take up less space. MPEG-4 audio? What about all the formats that Apple can bring in through a firmware update?


    One of the mpeg-4 audio codecs is AAC which I believe is around mp3 quality at 1/2 the bitrate (or so). When Apple settles its liscensing hassle with the mpegla they can release a flash update for the ipod and add aac to itunes.... you just doubled your disk space right there!

    <strong> [quote]

    By the way, 128k a sec is really just enough. Unless you are a hard core music listenern of course <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

    ... hard core listener.... the ultimate clash of the passive and aggresive. :-)
  • Reply 30 of 31
    There will never be enough HD space on the iPod, always more will be needed.

    No compression technology will ever make files that sound quite as good as the original audio source, no matter whether it is Beethoven or N-Synch.
  • Reply 31 of 31
    thats true junk

    however 10 gigs suits me just fine....so bleh!
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