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Poll Results: You really want new video iPods

The results of our last iLounge Poll are in, and the message is clear: 94% of responding readers really want new video-ready iPods.

A staggering 80% of the over 3,300 voters said that they wanted a hard disk-based touchscreen video iPod, with over two-thirds of that group hoping that the device would also include wireless wi-fi functionality. An additional 14% said that they were looking forward to smaller, flash-based video iPods: 6% said that they wanted a nano-sized iPod with a 2” video screen, while 8% indicated a preference for a thinner, flash-based version of the fifth-generation iPod similar to the “spy shots” that circulated last week. Only 6% said that they were most interested in cheaper, higher-capacity versions of today’s nano or shuffle models.

These results are especially interesting when considered in combination with our last poll, which was taken during the introduction of the iPhone. At the time, it was obvious that the demand for next-generation video iPods was soundly outstripping demand for iPhones, and that fewer than 1 in 10 responding readers were satisfied enough with current models not to want to upgrade.

We’ve just launched our new Poll, “Which way would you most prefer to play your iTunes media?” Find the poll on the left column of the main iLounge.com page, and submit your response today!

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Comments

1

Ideally, I would have a Sonos system with speakers in every room.  Until then, Airport Expresses will do.

Posted by Galley on August 29, 2007 at 11:51 AM (PDT)

2

It isn’t as surprisingwhen you consider that those who regularly read iLounge are power users, and therefore more likely to have video iPods, and therefor emore likely to want to upgrade

Posted by anti-luddite on August 29, 2007 at 12:53 PM (PDT)

3

We are a bit skewed as a group, but it makes me feel good inside anyway!

Posted by Japester on August 29, 2007 at 4:23 PM (PDT)

4

I beleive Apple will launch 3” screen 80GB and 120Gb ipods which will possibly Wi-Fi enable too. Also 16GB to 30GB ipod(flash based and hard drive based) willbe comes with 3.5plus screen and Wi-Fi enable but same price as 80Gb or 120GB ipods(sorry no 60GB anymore lol). Ipod nano capisty will increase 12GB to 16GB with 1.8in or 2in screen size and video enable. Hope shuffle comes with tiny color screen….....

Posted by shehzad on August 30, 2007 at 9:01 AM (PDT)

5

Shuffle with tiny screen? No way! Whats the point in that?
The shuffle is tiny - so tiny i have gone off the idea of owning one myself.
I loved the old style - what i would love is a tiny colour screen for that model, plugs in to usb port and runs parallel to and covers the front blank exposed white plastic. Plastic fantastic!
I really hope everybody gets what they want, or as close to, as possible with the new Apple line up out soon!
Please keep up the good work iLounge - you have a strong reader audience who look to you for iPod, and iPhone news!
BTW: Have a look at the motorola S9 bluetooth headset for wireless listening to music and calls with iPhone, and maybe look at a good quality bluetooth adapter for existing ipods.
I hope maybe Apple may copy Motorola and bring out an excellent pair of Apple branded wireless headphones compatible with iPods and iPhones alike, without the need for blulky adapters. Either that or an intergrated speaker! Or both!

Posted by Alan on August 30, 2007 at 9:14 AM (PDT)

6

We need a higher capacity Nano. A regular iPod is like carrying around a brick, they’re useless for portability. Being a power user means using your iPod alot not carrying around more music than you can possibly listen to in one day. Power users use Nanos.

Posted by Steve on September 5, 2007 at 1:47 AM (PDT)

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