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Mix: iPod Express, AFI, 2006 predictions, Price drops

BusinessWeek’s Peter Burrows says that the iPod Express EasyPay system used in Apple retail stores this holiday season will continue to be used at some locations.

The American Film Institute (AFI) has recognized the video iPod and other portable video players as a noteworthy event of 2005.

Marketwatch’s Bambi Francisco predicts that “Apple will release an updated video iPod in the first quarter of 2006 and will sign up CBS and News Corp in content deals similar to those it has already struck with NBC Universal and Walt Disney.”

The price of the shufflicious pendant case for the iPod shuffle has been dropped to $9.95, while Nikkipod.com has put all of its iPod cases on sale for $12.

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Comments

1

wtf, updated video ipod in Q1 of 2006 thats either the dumbest theory I’ve heard, or the dumbest move on apple’s part.

Posted by ryan on December 29, 2005 at 11:16 AM (PDT)

2

sounds like a little of both to me.

i think we’ll find out the shuffle is discontinued on jan 10. maybe a new size nano is introduced to take the low end shuffle’s place.

Posted by Puck in washington dc on December 29, 2005 at 11:41 AM (PDT)

3

Ryan - I don’t think it’s completely outside the realm of possibilities to see an update to the video iPod at all in Q1 06 - with the overwhelming - and slightly unexpected success - of video downloads from iTunes, not to mention all the people ripping their own DVDs for upload to the iPod, I would think that Apple may be ready to test the market w/a larger HDD version, i.e. an 80GB video iPod…

Posted by redsoxnation on December 29, 2005 at 12:06 PM (PDT)

4

I’m still waiting to see how that rumor about a new Shuffle pans out.

Posted by Kat2 on December 29, 2005 at 6:54 PM (PDT)

5

What I want to see is:
-Bluetooth (so Okley can release a bluetooth shade!)
-More GBs
-More space on the flash memory part (so videos won’t eat up too much battery power) at least 1GB please! (So movie play time will be about as long as music play time!)
-maybe that’s enough!

Posted by hoho on December 30, 2005 at 8:00 AM (PDT)

6

How about an option to view videos in widescreen?

I’m tired of seeing half faces.

Posted by Ms Bob on December 30, 2005 at 1:23 PM (PDT)

7

Isn’t Apple about due to discontinue the Shuffle so that they can bring back the Mini?

Posted by IDSmoker on January 3, 2006 at 8:54 AM (PDT)

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