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Analyst: ‘True’ video iPod, iPhone likely this year

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2006
News Categories: iPod

Following a meeting with Apple executives, Bear Stearns analyst Andy Neff said he believes that a “true” video iPod and possibly other new Apple products will be launched in the second half of 2006. After talking with Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer and Apple VP of Product Marketing Greg Joswiak, Neff told clients: “While Apple did not comment on potential new products, in addressing the issue of emerging competition and potential commoditization of iPod, it appeared to us that Apple is likely to refresh the iPod product line ahead the holiday season (as it has done every year since the introduction of iPod). However, ‘true’ video iPod (if launched) is likely to be offered as a complimentary product to iPods. Also, iPod phone appears to be in the works, although timing remains uncertain.”

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1

Blah blah blah blah blah blah iPhone blah blah blah blah blah true video iPod blah blah blah blah.

Anyone else sick of the conjecture?

Posted by The Skeptic on May 17, 2006 at 10:44 AM (PDT)

2

I predict there will be a chance of rain before the holiday season as well.

Posted by kingbee on May 17, 2006 at 12:06 PM (PDT)

3

Skeptic: It’s inevitable that the iPod will continue to evolve and change, seeing as the iPod’s ONLY competition is the next model, but yeah, I have to agree that I am sick and tired of HEARING about it. Just STFU and give us the goods already!

As far as the next “true” video iPod, I am quite satisfied with my current viPod, but would consider purchasing the next one ONLY IF they significantly improve the iPod’s battery life!

Posted by ahMEmon on May 17, 2006 at 12:34 PM (PDT)

4

A company cooperating with Apple referred to a projection of the fullscreen iPod as a “TruVideo” iPod. I haven’t seen this term used as one word before, which makes me wonder…

Posted by Me on May 17, 2006 at 12:43 PM (PDT)

5

I am sick of hearing this stupid predictions that anypne can make for himself. People give us something that you know for sure, we allready know this, we heared it allready.

Posted by Pilot on May 17, 2006 at 12:55 PM (PDT)

6

i can publish a book about how sick i am (and you are) of hearing the same ol’ thing about this damn true video ipod smile, when is it coming out? not telling! so now make mock ups of the book!

Posted by crap on May 17, 2006 at 1:31 PM (PDT)

7

I predict that Apple will launch a folding 46 inch flat screen iPod with Tele-kinetic control. Think of a movie and it plays, in 3D. The new video iPod will have full screen holographic imagining and will have small nuclear fusion ion generator that will never need to be recharged. The price will be $399.99 for the 95 blablillion terabyte model.

Posted by sapporobaby on May 17, 2006 at 3:44 PM (PDT)

8

lol they didn’t have to talk with the Apple CFO to know that apple’s gonna update their product line in the second half of 2006 =/

Posted by arfa on May 18, 2006 at 12:06 AM (PDT)

9

i predict a some type of new iPod will come out, some time in the future, and will be an improved model. Can i get paid for saying this every week too????

Posted by andy on May 18, 2006 at 1:25 AM (PDT)

10

Can anyone explain to me what this means?  Call me dim…

“However, ‘true’ video iPod (if launched) is likely to be offered as a complimentary product to iPods.”

I like the “if launched” part, too.  Like they may design and produce it but never decide to “launch” it.  Anyway, does “complimentary” mean it would plug into an existing iPod?  And what is “Tru” about that?  I’m confused.

Posted by lunaticdog on May 18, 2006 at 10:16 AM (PDT)

11

“complimentary” probably just implies that a true video device would be released in *addition* to the audio iPod line, and would not replace the iPod as we know it.

Posted by iDZ on May 19, 2006 at 10:22 AM (PDT)

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