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Analyst sees iTV, iPhone and new iPod at Macworld Expo

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By LC Angell

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Published: Tuesday, December 5, 2006
News Categories: iPod

New product introductions at Macworld Expo next month could include Apple’s iTV, a new iPod, and the iPhone, according to one analyst. In his latest report to clients, Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster ranks the likelihood of current Apple rumors and offers expected release dates. He gives the iPhone a certainty rank of 10 out of 10, claiming the device will enter the production phase of 12 million units within the next 2-6 months. Munster said the release of the iTV at Macworld Expo is “almost certain,” giving the rumor a 10 out 10. The analyst also said a widescreen video iPod with touch-sensitivity and wireless features is “likely,” giving the rumor a 7 out of 10 ranking.

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Not sure if this is true, but hasn’t Macworld been an unlikely venue for iPod releases or updates in the past?

Posted by urbanslaughter on December 5, 2006 at 11:18 AM (PDT)


I think if Apple does anything ipod related it will be a new 4th style of ipod…maybe a ipod media device with a 3.5” screen,games,made for videos,sorta of like a PSP only with games as a secondary,not primary,focus. We know nothing will be done to the shuffle or the nano. The 5.5G ipods just came out and do what they are supposed to well. I think Apple wants to continue to push the 5G ipods as music first devices that ‘can’ do video….but I can see a video focused ipod but it would be a new arm of the ipod tree,it would not replace a current one.

I could see the 5.5G’s getting aluminum cases and built in FM radio…beyond that there isn’t much left to do..other than go wireless.

Posted by WiPod on December 5, 2006 at 11:48 AM (PDT)


I predict there will be a new type of iPod that has no local storage other than a cache, but is meant to stream audio and video using 802.11g or 802.11n.  It will have a generously-sized 16:9 screen.  Think of it as Front Row in your hands!

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on December 5, 2006 at 11:58 AM (PDT)


when is macworld expo? like what specific date?

Posted by killa on December 5, 2006 at 12:39 PM (PDT)


how bout a mini bowser where as long as there is some kinda wifi, the ipod could pull up a read only email, or weather, or banking?  Yeah you can do it on your phone but it may be a nice step to get people to buy a macbook because they like the read only browser on there ipod.

Posted by rsnerd on December 5, 2006 at 12:54 PM (PDT)


Hey I’ll be happy if this happens… but what the heck are they going to call this iTV?

Posted by johnnay. on December 5, 2006 at 3:51 PM (PDT)


I doubt we’ll see a new iPod, it just doesn’t seem like there will be enough time to cash in ont he x-mas market. I’m hoping for an AppleT.V., just to see their take on it. Should be interesting no matter what.

Posted by Wes on December 5, 2006 at 5:28 PM (PDT)


wes….the expo is NEXT month, after the holiday season attention to what you read

Posted by killa on December 5, 2006 at 6:54 PM (PDT)


I don’t understand why Apple would launch a new iPod AFTER the holiday season, they won’t make much of a profit, especially right after the holidays. If Apple was going to make a new iPod, they would’ve launched it around November or maybe December at the latest.

Posted by The Soup Nazi on December 5, 2006 at 7:45 PM (PDT)


I don’t understand why Apple would launch a new iPod AFTER the holiday season, that wouldnt make a drop of sense

Posted by Nickster on December 5, 2006 at 8:39 PM (PDT)


Hmmm…should I get an iPod for Christmas, or h=should I wait for a new one? Or get a video watch? So mnay choices…what do you guys think?

Posted by IpodOrWait? on December 5, 2006 at 10:35 PM (PDT)


They introduced the 1G shuffle at the Expo but otherwise most ipods come out late summer/fall I believe.

Thats why I think if they do do something with ipod it will be a new style rather updating a current model.

Posted by WiPod on December 6, 2006 at 2:09 AM (PDT)


they might just debut it with a brief overview much the way that they showed the itv in september.
otherwise i agree.
ipodorwait get the ipod for christmas, but wait until right before january that way you can still return it if they come out with a new one, which i dont think they will

Posted by killa on December 6, 2006 at 7:17 AM (PDT)


Chance of analyst being correct on all counts: 0 out of 10.  Chance of analyst being correct on any 1 count: 1 out of 10.

Posted by dodo on December 6, 2006 at 12:59 PM (PDT)


iTV’s real name?? What is Apple going to call this thing?

Posted by johnnay. on December 6, 2006 at 3:55 PM (PDT)


My iTunes broke down, kept showing “not enough memory” alert. I downloaded 7.02 and reinstalled it. Interesting thing was, during the installation process, there was an option (disabled though) to install a phone driver..

Posted by selekta on December 7, 2006 at 3:13 AM (PDT)

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