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Mix: Color display, Libraries, Wal-Mart, Colleges

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By LC Angell

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Published: Thursday, April 21, 2005
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In yet another sign that the iPod photo will soon become the standard iPod model, Apple has renamed the PDF manual for the device to “iPod_with_color_display_User’s_Guide” from “iPod_photoUserGuide”. iLounge has been noting the de-emphasizing of the word “photo” from the product’s name for months. The iPod photo’s packaging was changed in February to reduce “photo” to a small badge, and in March Apple referred to the devices as “iPod with Color Displays” in an iPod Software Update.

Michael Stephens has written an interesting article for Library Journal on how libraries across the U.S. are using iPods.

Analysts say not to expect to see Apple products in Wal-Mart stores any time soon because Steve Jobs “likes to keep tight control over how and at what prices Apple products are sold, while Wal-Mart largely dictates terms to its suppliers.”

Elizabeth Armstrong Moore of The Christian Science Monitor has written an excellent article on iPod use in colleges.

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Comments

1

It would be nice if other followed Apple’s action toward Wal*Mart. They are growing to be way too big and powerful

Posted by croooow in Fairfax, VA on April 21, 2005 at 10:20 AM (PDT)

2

Earlier this week at WalMart I saw a large, cardboard “coming soon” sign for the HP-branded iPod. This was in Lewisville, TX.

Posted by klwdallas in Dallas, TX on April 21, 2005 at 11:02 AM (PDT)

3

Linking in to both stories: HP might introduce an “iPod with color display” instead of the HP iPod photo (as they are rumoured to do).

Posted by Daveoc64 in UK on April 21, 2005 at 11:46 AM (PDT)

4

In the Library Journal article, it is mentioned that Baylor Fine Arts Library “creates Notes files for the iPod, listing the names of audio tracks, with clickable links to the appropriate audio track on the iPod.”
How is this done? Where can I read on how to do this?
Thanks.

Posted by Alfalfa in denver on April 21, 2005 at 11:58 AM (PDT)

5

There is a PDF file on Apple’s website:

http://developer.apple.com/hardware/ipod/ipodnotereader.pdf

Posted by Daveoc64 in UK on April 21, 2005 at 12:14 PM (PDT)

6

I wonder if when Apple makes the “color screen” iPod standard they will lower the price.

Posted by scottishfishes8 in Chicago, IL on April 21, 2005 at 3:29 PM (PDT)

7

Alot of products are stolen from Wal Mart, atleast in Canada they are. I have some buddies that work there and they say its fairly easy

Posted by Knife in Oakville Ontario on April 21, 2005 at 3:47 PM (PDT)

8

what apple could do is sell the ipods to wal mart then they make there money and walmart could sell at what ever price they want then we would see how discounted they would be cuz walmart always low prices bulls***

Posted by BIGP in Texas on April 22, 2005 at 1:30 PM (PDT)

9

i knew you canadians weren’t honest to goodness people

Posted by BIGP in Texas on April 22, 2005 at 1:31 PM (PDT)

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