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Analyst: iTunes movies, iPhone ‘almost certain’

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Friday, July 7, 2006
News Categories: iPod

Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster has put together a new report ranking the certainty of current Apple rumors. The analyst outlined potential products into three categories and expected release dates: almost certain (in the next 6-12 months), likely (in the next 9-18 months), and a stretch (in the next 12-18 months). Munster ranks the likelihood of both feature-length films on the iTunes Music Store and an Apple iPhone to be “almost certain.” Munster said he expects iTunes movies by the end of 2006, and an “iPod with cellphone capability” within the next 12 months. Under his “likely” rumors, Munster lists the “real” video iPod, which he expects as early as this holiday season. Finally, Munster calls speculation of both in-flight iTunes and advertisements in iTunes “a “stretch.”

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1

I sure want my cellphone to be able to play all of my songs. It’s kind of like an all-in-one portable.

Posted by Black Hawk on July 7, 2006 at 11:06 AM (PDT)

2

omg. a cellphone with ipod capabilities, an ipod with cellphone capabilities. why not just buy a cellphone and an ipod! jeez…

Posted by QWER on July 7, 2006 at 12:28 PM (PDT)

3

QWER, because most cell phone interfaces suck and hopefully an Apple interface would improve this, because it would be less to carry around at one time, because the cell phone plan would offset some of the cost so the millions of people who have cell phones but don’t have iPods could get a combined device for an affordable price, so the cell-phone can benefit from ipod capabilities (ringtones and such) and so the iPod can benefit from cell-phone capabilities (download music over the air) and also so the iPod and cell can work together so you can have your calls interrupt your music without an additional bluetooth device. I’m not saying I would necessarily want one, but there are certain a lot of reasons why you wouldn’t just want to buy an iPod and a cellphone.

Posted by catboy17 on July 7, 2006 at 12:59 PM (PDT)

4

stop everything! another analyst has something obvious to say.  how do you become an analyst? just say what the next obvious step is for a company to progress a product?

Posted by mike on July 7, 2006 at 1:07 PM (PDT)

5

the only thing that would get me away from my Treo is if the supposed iPhone was a PDA as well.  Otherwise it will be just one more thing to carry around.  Would be a great way for Apple to revive the Newton!

Posted by rg_spb on July 7, 2006 at 1:17 PM (PDT)

6

“Almost certain”.  That’s like saying accidently on purpose.

Posted by Mr. Anderson on July 7, 2006 at 4:18 PM (PDT)

7

i love these kinds of ipods

Posted by cutemimi on July 8, 2006 at 9:42 AM (PDT)

8

Munster said he expects iTunes movies by the end of 2006

Highly unlikely if not totally impossible at $9.99 for first-release films, like Jobs wants. Not with Guba already selling DRMed WMV versions (Warner films, and shortly Sony as well) at $19.99 a download. The studios LOVE their current DVD pricing model; if they don’t get something similar to that in the downloads market from Apple, Apple’s not going to get the downloads, period.

Posted by flatline response on July 11, 2006 at 12:21 AM (PDT)

9

so if my cellphone breaks i also lose my ipod while its getting fixed? is life getting so difficult that everything must be built into one product? sometimes i dont want my phone with me! but i’ll always want music… as long as you can turn off its cell phone capabilities i’d buy one

Posted by hiurangi on July 16, 2006 at 1:06 AM (PDT)

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