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Apple plans special event next week

Apple appears to be set to introduce an all-new iPod next week as the company will hold a special event at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. Apple has used similar events in the past to make such major announcements.

In an invitation sent to select media, including iLounge, Apple hints that it will unveil a significant new product at the event. The invitation reads in part: “1000 songs in your pocket changed everything. Here we go again.” The slogan “1000 songs in your pocket” was first used by Apple when the original 5GB iPod was introduced in 2001.

The invitation-only event will take place on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. iLounge will be in attendance to bring you coverage.

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21

Must go! Must Buy!

Posted by Rascal_King on August 29, 2005 at 2:45 PM (PDT)

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i hope it’s that 80gigger. i’m down to 140MB on my 20GB 3G. i have about 14 GB of music i’d like to add… haha

I’ve been doing the ‘peepee’ dance trying only to add ‘essentials’ until i upgrade…

Posted by Puck in washington dc on August 29, 2005 at 2:50 PM (PDT)

23

i think it’s more likely that apple would introduce the rokr phone in paris, because everyone knows that phone is coming, and more or less what it will be able to do. everyone is aware of the paris expo too.

this event, if you haven’t read the tagline, is meant to be REvolutionary, not evolutionary. the itunes phone is certainly an evolution, but scarcely a revolution. jobs loves siurprises. BIG surprises. he wouldn’t hold a special press conference to introduce a product that everybody already knows about.

and the hints are there—think about how cool and new and totally unexpected the ipod was. i think whatever is unveiled is meant to have a similar impact on our lives, and i don’t see that happening with the itunes phone, unless there are some completely shocking specs that nobody saw coming.

in all likelihood, this could be a video ipod, or maybe something completely unrelated to music…only time will tell.

Posted by josh Schoenwald on August 29, 2005 at 4:42 PM (PDT)

24

It has to be bigger than just an iTunes phone, because seriously that’s not a big deal. My guess it’s something new that hasn’t been leaked out to the public yet.

On a side note, it would be cool if an iPod could detect and connect to an iTunes Music Library through a wireless Internet connection.

Posted by Cyantre on August 29, 2005 at 5:11 PM (PDT)

25

My money is also on QuickTime 7 being released for Windows about that same time. iTunes 5 would just be a huge bonus.

Posted by Cyantre on August 29, 2005 at 5:11 PM (PDT)

26

Again with the video iPod?  Take a step back and think about how silly an idea it is.  When you’re on the go, you can listen to audio, because it doesn’t take all your attention.  A mobile video device just doesn’t make sense.  You need to focus on it to actually use it.  It’s not like you can use it 1) in the car, 2) on a walk, 3) at the office.  It’s a dumb idea, and I really don’t see why everyone wants it.  Just because the technology is available to do it, doesn’t make it the right thing to do!

/video ipod rumors make me sad

Posted by m. sherman on August 29, 2005 at 5:15 PM (PDT)

27

“My money is also on QuickTime 7 being released for Windows about that same time. iTunes 5 would just be a huge bonus.”

If iTunes 5 is related to downloadable movies, you can bet that QuickTime 7 Gold will be ready to go as well.

Posted by Edward Baez on August 29, 2005 at 5:20 PM (PDT)

28

“I don´t think it is some new iPods - there´s an money-back-offer to students right now that ends at the start of october…”

I dunno about that, last summer they had the cram and jam deal with the iPod and it was going on when they released the 4th gen iPod’s so that deal applied for the new one’s at the time.  They could do the same this time.

Posted by matrixsjd on August 29, 2005 at 5:28 PM (PDT)

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Well the money back offer obviously isn’t the big news. If iTunes 5 is released it will obviously come with a final version of QuickTime 7. I don’t care if an iPod could play video either, it is rather pointless. Music videos aren’t even that good anyway.

Posted by Cyantre on August 29, 2005 at 5:38 PM (PDT)

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“think about how cool and new and totally unexpected the ipod was”

And how widely Apple watchers initially SLAMMED it as Apple’s stupidest move ever. (Second only to abandoning floppy drives in favor of CD?)

Posted by Nagromme on August 29, 2005 at 5:55 PM (PDT)

31

I hope it’s a new iPod, I just sent my old broken iPod to BestBuy with it’s warranty, so if launch and preview coincide (as they usually do with apple) I’ll probably be able to update to this new iPod since mine probably can’t be fixed.

And iPods that play video wouldn’t be that great if you’re planning on watching the video on the iPod itself, but thats not the good part of portable video players. The best part is being able to use an output jack and carry all your DVD’s similar to carrying an 80 gig sized cd case full of your favorite DVD’s. It was the same concept with taking a small jukebox whereever you please. Entire series of television shows that you may have on your computer dont have to be watched from your computer screen. Albeit, not everyone has this need but it would be a nice bonus for lots of people with harddrives overflowing with videos. But it probably would be wiser for Apple to leave the video market to Nyko since then the only people who would get the feature are the people who want it. Instead of making consumers pay more for a feature most won’t use.

Posted by Andres on August 29, 2005 at 7:09 PM (PDT)

32

Extra battery time, one extra button (to make navegation even easier and quiker), extra space (80gb), lyrics viewing and ability to see the sreen of the Ipod (album art and stuff)on the screen of the Tv when the Ipod is conected to It!

This will make it almost perfect!

Posted by Billy Gun on August 29, 2005 at 7:18 PM (PDT)

33

if Apple is indeed billing iPhone announcement as a big thing, Samsung and these Korean cell phone makers would be laughing at Jobs as he is glorifying what he claims is a revolutionary phone, one that plays music.

by the way, if you go to Korea, you can get a phone (albeit ridiculously expensive) that plays mp3 AND has 5 mega pixel camera built in.

That’s why I do not think this is about iPhone. If it is indeed about the phone, then Jobs will be a laughing stock in Asian tech market.

Posted by Make Trades Fair on August 29, 2005 at 7:35 PM (PDT)

34

The video ipod idea is not silly at all when also becoming a replacement for your desktop or laptop. Check out the specs of the nokia 770 for what you probably will see, just with quite a few more features and designed by apple….starting at $549. Still a lot of money but not so bad if subsidized by a cell contract through MOT. More next week…will the nokia 770 be out by then? Bill keeps babbling about the tablet too, WinFS betas? You have to do more to get the hardware makers on board. You don’t innovate by refusing to compete.

Posted by Pragmato on August 29, 2005 at 7:44 PM (PDT)

35

Go figure.  I bought my 60GB only a month and a half ago, under the impression it would be awhile.  If this is generation five, I won’t be a happy camper.

Although, I kind of knew this would happen.

Since everyone else and their mother is starting on portable video players, it would not surprise me if this is a pvp, too.

Posted by Lee Jamilkowski on August 29, 2005 at 7:49 PM (PDT)

36

Have a look at the new Toast Titanium 7. Its video export encoding options are 1. Playstation Portable and 2. iTunes ...

Posted by Insanefireman on August 29, 2005 at 7:54 PM (PDT)

37

Oh, and Toast 7 is shipping 1 Sept!

Posted by Insanefireman on August 29, 2005 at 7:55 PM (PDT)

38

2 GB Shuffle.

http://www10.shopping.com/xGS-Apple_iPod_Shuffle_2_GB?redir=1

Posted by 4ster on August 29, 2005 at 8:20 PM (PDT)

39

It says on the bottom of that page 1GB storage. Read it yourself

Posted by Fastball0723 on August 29, 2005 at 8:38 PM (PDT)

40

I’m fairly certain this refers to the Video iPod. The structure of their announcement hints at the fact that it changed your life when you could carry media in your pocket. Now, it appears they wish to alter our existance ever further with the introduction of video in our trowser’s storage compartments.

Posted by RD on August 29, 2005 at 8:40 PM (PDT)

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