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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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My guess is a subscription service like Napster-to-go… It’s something Wall St. will like, since you extract a monthly fee from users, tie them into your proprietary format for life and create nicely predictable earnings for the pinstripes.

Apple’s been saying that people want to ‘own’ rather than ‘rent’, well I say people want to make that decision themselves, rather than having Jobbo decide what’s best for us!

Posted by JB on August 29, 2005 at 11:56 PM (CDT)


But how would this change your life?  If you wanted a subscription based service, there are alternatives that could suffice.  Apple may have this in their future plans, but might not be the announcement.

Posted by RD on August 29, 2005 at 11:58 PM (CDT)


a video ipod would be the only thing that would change the music and portable industry like the way the original ipod did in 2001. to quote the original slogan only suggests a release of the same magnitude. it also seems like a perfect time to drop something like this. by christmas time everyone will want or have one.
p.s. the ipod phone is weak and insult to expect such excitement for its release.
p.s.s. the addition of itunes radio to the portable player through xm or wireless would be killer awesome.

Posted by girlie on August 30, 2005 at 12:13 AM (CDT)


I would have to agree with the previous post…quoting the original slogan is setting Apple up for a big release.  They would disappoint with anything less than a forward-thinking fresh iPod.

Posted by RD on August 30, 2005 at 12:15 AM (CDT)


How will it change your life? That’s called ‘marketing spin’. Apple is good at making us feel like they change our lives…

I mean, did the iPod change our lives? Not really, we all walked around with CD players before… they just changed the way we get our music.

But, if it’s gotta be hardware you want… it’ll be an Apple ‘Tivo’ set-top box….

Posted by JB on August 30, 2005 at 12:15 AM (CDT)


The iPod changed the lives of many people much in the way that the Walkman did in the 80’s.  Apple also showed the record industry, as well as Wall Street, that people were willing to pay for digital music, as long as it was simple to use.  The iPod allowed many to leap into the digital music (myself included).

However, let’s face it; how much can one product really change your “life”?  I do agree, it is all marketing.

Apple “DVR” would be tremendous and a huge asset to the company (and my living room).

Posted by RD on August 30, 2005 at 12:21 AM (CDT)


Wow, the Apple marketing experts (oh,yes, they have MANY of them) timed this release down to a T, whatever this is, it is coming out on the first day of school for me. Addition to the Back-to-school checklist, anyone?

Posted by thebrain on August 30, 2005 at 1:04 AM (CDT)


but the ipod did change my life….it made walking to work in manhattan fun again, it made taking the subway less of a chore, and it made walking on the beach on a moonlit night an absolute joy…..i love music and i was rarely using my CD walkman… shuffle, no playlists, no ratings, no surprise, and plenty of weight and scratches, it may not have changed everyone’s life, but it certainly did change mine

Posted by khyberny on August 30, 2005 at 1:04 AM (CDT)


Actually Guys Sorry To Tell U But i Think some people here may miss understood as may it could been an itunes phone or an ipod video because apple started with that same invitation. as may as we all know apple a big deal here is the suprise actually not knowing about this event may mean that it’s a has an soon as i know ipod mini it also has started with 1000 songs in your pocket so I’d say the chances for this even to being related to ipod mini is big.

Posted by Curious on August 30, 2005 at 1:08 AM (CDT)


I think I speak for everyone here when I say… “what?”

Posted by andres on August 30, 2005 at 1:15 AM (CDT)


1000 songs in the pocket changed lives forever, here we go again…

it sorta implies that it is about 1000 songs. I think this is about new ipod shuffle/mini player. Samsung was selling 4gb flash drive aggressively to Apple. I think this might be about shuffle 4gb with single line of display, or ipod mini that’s about same dimension but lighter and better battery life. I am beginning to think this is not going to be about video.

Moto is holding a news conference on the same day. I can’t see Apple taking away Moto’s spotlight by introducing video ipod on the same day. That would not bode well with Moto.

those who thinks this is not about iphone because that’s a phone: the biggest selling point of iphone is itunes. this is one way of Apple doing business by urging people to buy songs on-the-fly with iphone.

i think Paris Expo is where Apple might introduce video ipod.

Posted by Make Trades Fair on August 30, 2005 at 1:38 AM (CDT)


i dont think it’ll be an ipod video player i just think it’ll be the ipod mini color or chuffle 2nd gen i mean the color ipod onli came out less than 3 months ago….i dont think apple will release a new ipod video this year….nd for the x-mas rush ipod mini color would be the hot seller

Posted by rajendra bhika on August 30, 2005 at 2:34 AM (CDT)


Intel will buy Apple?

Posted by ijay on August 30, 2005 at 2:53 AM (CDT)


Remember a while ago Apple hired a game developer for the iPod.
That may be a small part of the new iPods, but I think there’s something to it.

Posted by Bosco on August 30, 2005 at 4:25 AM (CDT)


How about everyone just waits for the announcement?

Posted by Chongy on August 30, 2005 at 4:30 AM (CDT)


i think “1000 songs in your pocket changed everything. Here we go again” wud indicate a new ipod mini. They used it for the original mini, so its like, we started with the mini, and now its the upgrade or sth like this…
I so hope its a new mini with a color screen, am dying for one of those, lets keep our fingers crossed…

Posted by ahmad alasker on August 30, 2005 at 4:31 AM (CDT)


chongy -

prudent words, but no fun! :-)

Posted by pewtey in columbus, oh on August 30, 2005 at 4:44 AM (CDT)


pewtey, if you say so :P
ok then, i think it will be a iTunes/iPod phone.

Posted by Chongy on August 30, 2005 at 4:51 AM (CDT)


It’s the new video shuffle….

Posted by Bob Levens in UK on August 30, 2005 at 5:15 AM (CDT)


“1000 songs in the pocket changed lives forever. Here we go again…” - that just means that again their new idea will change lives forever. Especially because of the 1000 songs, I doubt it’s about the mini.

And we all know the iTunes phone is coming, so that ain’t so hot - or their marketing division is just making a big deal about a so-what announcement.

My money would be on an all-in entertainment center - how about video plus navigation system plus GAMES? In any case, I think games will be a part of it - at least, that’s what I hope. Not too keen on the video part, not in the market for a new phone - but anything that can replace my old gameboy would be highly appreciated!

Posted by Gila on August 30, 2005 at 5:33 AM (CDT)

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