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Mix: Digital gains, Dallas Morning News, nano vs. washer, new iPods?

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Monday, October 3, 2005
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While global music sales declined 1.9 percent the first half of the year, market share for commercial music downloads rose to 6 percent of total sales, Reuters reports.

Jim Rossman reports for the Dallas Morning News, “The nano pushes the cool factor to a new level. If you touch it, you’ll have to have it,” in his review of the device.

iLounge reader Jon Gales reports that his iPod nano survived a spin in his washing machine.

Sources are predicting new, higher-capacity fifth-generation iPods are on their way this month, possibly with video, reports AppleInsider.

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1

down to the last 80MB on the 20GB 3G ipod, and that’s without the xmas music…

i really hope this 5G rumor is true this time, been waiting for the 80GB model for some time…

am starting to eye some of my album/live version duplicates like a cartoon wolf on a boat out at sea, eyeing his chicken friend… mmmm… storage (meat)

Posted by Puck in washington dc on October 3, 2005 at 8:41 AM (PDT)

2

that 20 minute NoFX song has GOT to go… at least until the 80GB ipod comes out…

Posted by Puck in washington dc on October 3, 2005 at 8:41 AM (PDT)

3

All my DJ sets (most 1hr or more) had to be relegated to the PC until a higher-capacity iPod.  Down to 24mb on my 40GB and looking to add that new Franz Ferdinand.  What to get rid of? 

Plus, my iPod will be DJing my wedding next year, so I need to free up a few hours for that too.

Don’t know if I’m such a space-whore to need 80GB…I’m just hoping any new iPod is accompanied by a price drop on the 60GB.

Posted by PushButtonAction in Atlanta, GA on October 3, 2005 at 8:47 AM (PDT)

4

with over 20GB in my current library, and about 14 GB of music I’d like to add…

I don’t know that I’d call myself a space-whore… I just don’t want to outgrow a new ipod quickly… 

and I’d like a little free space for transporting the multimedia projects I work on from home to the office and back…

I’m just someone with very electic taste…

oh, and I’m not talking about 14GB of 320kbps music either… most is 160kps m4a…

smile all in good fun…

Posted by Puck in washington dc on October 3, 2005 at 10:24 AM (PDT)

5

W00t!  Hope this is true.  I have a 20GB 3G iPod also and have been waiting…

Posted by ipodman715 on October 3, 2005 at 4:23 PM (PDT)

6

My dad’s shuffle survived the washer.. and the the dryer. Impressive, eh?

Posted by Ains on October 3, 2005 at 4:45 PM (PDT)

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