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Apple announces “One More Thing” event for Oct. 12

Apple has announced a “One More Thing” event on October 12, 2005, at the same California Theatre venue in San Jose where the iPod photo and U2 Special Edition iPod were announced last year. The event, promoted to select media, will begin at 10:00am Pacific, and is named after the famed oratory trick of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who uses the phrase as a prelude to a bombshell announcement at the close of a keynote speech. As contrasted with the blue jeans image used to tease the announcement of the iPod nano, the One More Thing event is promoted with a red theater-like curtain. iLounge will be on hand to provide coverage of the day’s announcements, which will come one day after the company publicly discloses its financial results on October 11.


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I’m going to throw in a vote for Tivo-like capability for the newly upgraded mac-mini (& other macs), along with the announcement of video content availability via iTunes or other software.  Apple didn’t release the first iPod for some while after iTunes came out, and the market was ready for it, with LOTS of people already used to downloading music & listening to it on their computers.  My guess is Apple spends a little time cultivating a market for video content consumption on computers & home-media-center devices, before jumping to a vPod kind of device.  ROKR aside, Apple has a streak of hits with the iPod, and that’s valuable; any mis-step would be costly in terms of public perception, and I think there’s a substantial risk that a video iPod released now would essentially flop.

Posted by Miles Shuman on October 4, 2005 at 8:00 PM (CDT)


hmm…can you guys imagine the TERRIBLE battery life the video ipod would have?? i mean, its terrible already….. anyway, im hoping for a vPod with improved battery life and itunes movie store…

Posted by StuG on October 4, 2005 at 8:03 PM (CDT)


I’d say, and my fingers are crossed for this, either a tablet mac, or a mac palm…

Posted by Oz on October 4, 2005 at 8:04 PM (CDT)


a video ipod is inevitable, but why would it be the only one with video?

ipod linux has already demonstrated that the photo/color hardware is more than adequate for displaying full motion video.

heck, the b&w ones can do it with properly formatted video…

rollout a video firmware update for all color ipods, and intro a big-screen ipod video for the people who are into that.

i wouldn’t use video enough to justify a video player purchase, but if stevie opens a movie store with a million players already in the wild, waiting to be turned on.

it’s perfect.

Posted by my moustache on October 4, 2005 at 8:19 PM (CDT)


i think its really cool and all but im just not that much into it anymore. i am soon going to purchase an LG vx9800 phone from verizon wireless which has a miniSD port. i plan on getting a card and putting movies on and watching them on the HUGE QVGA screen(probably bigger than the supposed 5G “vPods”). i dont have many movies so it makes more sense for me to put them on my phone on an up to 1GB miniSD card just for watching some Family Guy episodes or something.

Posted by PODFREAK on October 4, 2005 at 8:46 PM (CDT)


When did Apple become just an iPod company.  what about all their other products, like computers, they still make those don’t they?

Posted by Tom Borman on October 4, 2005 at 8:59 PM (CDT)


Oz: They tried an apple palm before, remember? Starts with an ‘N’, discovered gravity… any of this ring a bell? Cummon! Not even “Eat up Martha”? Geez! Damn kids and their music!

I’d say that the curtain doesn’t mean jack-squat. What do you use to reveal a painting? It just means that something is going to be revealed, something BIG no doubt, but not necesarily a ‘vPod’. My bet? I wish it were a G5 powerbook, or some Intel macs, but its going to be something horribly anti-climactic. iTunes 5.0.2, anyone?

Posted by Special_K on October 4, 2005 at 9:00 PM (CDT)


that would be funny if they just brought back the ipod mini.

Posted by enigma on October 4, 2005 at 9:16 PM (CDT)


“One more thing…” implies an additional announcement relating to the iPod, since the nano was the last product Apple released.
I think we’ll see the 5G iPods, hopefully in a smaller form factor similar to the nano. Bigger screens and video would be marvellous.

It doesn’t suggest any new computer releases, so those of you hoping for new laptops or Intels may be out of luck.

But then again, they could be the next “One more thing…”

Posted by jaydee on October 4, 2005 at 9:34 PM (CDT)


you might want to check out this article

Looks like there might be a video iPod after all.

Posted by franticnomad on October 4, 2005 at 9:51 PM (CDT)


5G click wheel iPod with smaller form (but not quite Nano sized) using the newer smaller, high capacity HDs and brighter color LCDs.  Nothing revolutionary and certainly not a video iPod.  Sorry, but 2006 should be interesting .  .  .

Posted by runningman on October 4, 2005 at 9:55 PM (CDT)


Noooo! I just got my 20G ipod photo yesterday. Oh well. I’ll just give it to my brother for Christmas.

Posted by BigD on October 4, 2005 at 9:59 PM (CDT)


2nd Gen Newton PDA


Posted by erayser on October 4, 2005 at 10:20 PM (CDT)


Okay, if Mossberg confirms this I’ll recant, cancel my trip to Vegas, tear up the lottery tickets, toss out the horseshoe, mow the 4-leaf clovers and be first in line at the local Apple Store after the announcement.  Yikes!!

Posted by runningman on October 4, 2005 at 10:23 PM (CDT)


“5G click wheel iPod with smaller form (but not quite Nano sized) using the newer smaller, high capacity HDs and brighter color LCDs.  Nothing revolutionary and certainly not a video iPod.  Sorry, but 2006 should be interesting .  .  .”
I hope you’re right, man.  You better be right.

Posted by taxman75 on October 4, 2005 at 10:33 PM (CDT)


“One more thing….
  If you download the new firmware update from the apple web site, you will be able to watch animations/videos on your color iPod or your nano’s screen.”

Posted by Ben on October 4, 2005 at 10:36 PM (CDT)


“One more thing….

Now songs on Itunes cost $1.50-$2.00

Posted by berry on October 4, 2005 at 11:11 PM (CDT)


Whatever it is I hope it comes has brushed metal/annodized casing.

Posted by zymonk on October 4, 2005 at 11:21 PM (CDT)


I hope it isn’t something like a Coldplay themed iPod.

Posted by Kyle on October 4, 2005 at 11:48 PM (CDT)


Unfortunately, Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, views things differently. He has stated on numerous occasions that Apple has no intention of creating a video iPod. In fact, he has been quoted saying, “[The iPod] is about the music, stupid. You can’t watch a video and drive a car… we’re focused on music.”

Posted by sam on October 4, 2005 at 11:50 PM (CDT)

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