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Mix: Audi TT, iPod trademarks, iPod school, MWSF/CES, Belkin

The Audi TT is being sold in Japan with a 2GB iPod nano and connection kit until March 31, 2006.

Apple has reportedly filed with Hong Kong’s Intellectual Property Department for trademarks on two new iPod terms—“iPod Hi-Fi” and “iPod Boombox.”

UK-based Selfridges has opened an iPod school in London, charging 65 pounds ($150) for a 40-minute lesson on how to use the device.

The dates for next year’s Macworld Expo and the Consumer Electronics Show will overlap for the conventions’ entire durations.

Belkin estimates that sales of its iPod accessories will contribute more than $200 million, or more than 20% of its 2005 sales of $800 million, to its 2006 fiscal year revenue.

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Comments

1

iLounge staff was short this year too. Yikes about the overlap.

Posted by papayaninja on January 16, 2006 at 10:35 AM (PDT)

2

$150 bucks for a 40 minute lesson for what is largely a device that anyone can figure out?  How ridiculous…

Posted by Cameron T. on January 16, 2006 at 11:21 AM (PDT)

3

What about using an iPod can take 40 minutes to learn!?

Posted by LilAlienD in Maryland on January 16, 2006 at 11:56 AM (PDT)

4

not $150. More like $115. Dodgy maths there iLounge.

Selfridges is well known for being a tad expensive. iPod school tho, are people really becoming such technophobes that they’d rather pay £65 than play around with it for 5 minutes to understand it?!

Posted by scorpionsting in London on January 16, 2006 at 12:38 PM (PDT)

5

In Belgium the Ford Fusion comes with a free Nano too. And the on-board radio-cd player has a line-in to connect the iPod to.

Posted by pascal on January 16, 2006 at 12:40 PM (PDT)

6

As for those who feel the need to pay someone to teach them how to use their iPod….RTFI (Read The F***ing Instructions!)

Posted by sjdigital on January 16, 2006 at 12:58 PM (PDT)

7

So much for Apple making intuitive products…or is it just that some people are dumb?

Posted by Talking Madness in Los Angeles on January 16, 2006 at 10:05 PM (PDT)

8

Don’t Apple do iPod leassons in their own stores for free?

Posted by tom on January 17, 2006 at 9:10 AM (PDT)

9

iLounge staff was short this year too. Yikes about the overlap.

In what respect were we “short”? We had a team of 5 attending MW this year. 4 were at the Keynote. Not exactly short…
Would you care to expand on your statement?

The true impact of this overlap will be felt by the manufacturers of iPod accessories. Many attended CES and then went straight to MW. This will have an affect on who is where next year - they’ll have to decide which event is more important. And it could backfire should Apple decide to release a new iPod, which will not be announced at the CES show…

Posted by Bob Levens on January 18, 2006 at 6:16 AM (PDT)

10

WOW!!!

Posted by ipoder555 on January 20, 2006 at 8:10 PM (PDT)

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