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Report: ‘True’ video iPod not coming until 2007

Apple’s “true” video iPod isn’t likely to hit shelves until next year, according a report by Apple news site Think Secret. Based on information attributed to confidential sources, the site claims that the long-rumored iPod, which reportedly features a 3.5-inch touch-sensitive display and a virtual track wheel, has been met with “unforeseen technical obstacles” and will be delayed. “It is unlikely now that the new iPod will arrive in time for the holiday season, as recent information points to a release at Macworld Expo/San Francisco in January 2007,” Think Secret reports. “In the interim, sources say Apple is planning a smaller upgrade to the current 5G iPod, one that will likely encompass larger capacities and little more.” The site also claims that Apple insiders have ruled out that the new iPod will feature wireless capabilities, a talking interface, or an organic light-emitting diode display (OLED). As with analysts’ speculation on unreleased Apple products, readers are cautioned to take “insider” information with a grain of salt. 

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1

sea salt, grey salt, or table salt?

Posted by uphillslide on July 14, 2006 at 4:09 PM (CDT)

2

i hope they do increase storage capacity…  i’m honestly waiting for an 80 or 100gb before getting rid of my 4th generation.  i have too many songs to keep them all on what’s available now and would love to have an ipod with enough storage for everything

Posted by john on July 14, 2006 at 4:16 PM (CDT)

3

You need 100gb on an ipod?  really?  wow.

100gb would give you about 5 days worth of video.  (that’s enough to fry your brain)

Posted by Joe on July 14, 2006 at 4:41 PM (CDT)

4

It’d be nice if they dropped the prices of the current 5G’s by say $50 and add the new capacities. Eg. 30GB-$250 60GB-$350 80GB-$400 100GB-$450

I’d love to get a 60GB 5G, I don’t really care for a bigger screen.

Posted by Nobody on July 14, 2006 at 4:49 PM (CDT)

5

well i could use a 80/100gb ipod… but i think i would need a bigger battery, what’s the point in havin’ 5+ days worth of video, if after a few months i would only be able to see less than 1 hr of it because of a drained battery…

Posted by dhoyos on July 14, 2006 at 5:47 PM (CDT)

6

100 GB iPod?? That’s for wimps. I could use a 200 GB model just for my music (I have 2600+ CDs). Not expecting that for quite some time… :)

Posted by Fangorn in Texas on July 14, 2006 at 6:30 PM (CDT)

7

Glad i’m not the only one that wants a 100GB iPod… my 60GB isn’t cutting the cheese anymore.

Posted by Mac Ed on July 14, 2006 at 7:02 PM (CDT)

8

Adding a touch screen? Now that’s the real iPod killer. If people thought that iPods were easily damaged before they ain’t seen nothing yet.

Posted by rainking187 on July 14, 2006 at 7:16 PM (CDT)

9

no kidding

Posted by qwer on July 14, 2006 at 8:12 PM (CDT)

10

I thought this might happen. If they really are planning the touch screen thingy, it will be a real engineering nightmare. I’ll be surprised if they get such a thing out in early 2007.

Posted by Countach on July 14, 2006 at 8:21 PM (CDT)

11

When was the last time ThinkSecret got anything right?  They used to be THE rumor site to watch but for the past year or so their track record has been awful.  This can only mean one thing… we’re going to get “true” Video iPods for the holidays for sure!!!

Posted by Joe on July 14, 2006 at 9:16 PM (CDT)

12

ThinkSecret’s ‘track record’ may not be anything to brag about, but I trust them a hell of alot more than the 5895753+ ‘analysts’ who post their ‘reports’ every other day….....

Posted by Huskerz85 on July 14, 2006 at 9:19 PM (CDT)

13

“my 60GB isn’t cutting the cheese anymore”.  so, your 60GB doesn’t FART anymore?  huh?
2600CDs?  That’s fer wimps!  I’ve got over 10,000.  won ‘em in a church raffle.  still trying to listen to all of em.

Posted by john on July 14, 2006 at 9:19 PM (CDT)

14

This touch screen ipod is in fact coming out, they’re will be a 60gb for $399 a 80gb $449.99 and a 100gb $499, they will be coming out 2-19-07 unless we have back ups. Sincerely, Steve Jobs, CEO and founder, Apple computer inc.

Posted by Steve Jobs on July 14, 2006 at 9:59 PM (CDT)

15

^that’s pathetic

Posted by Cake on July 14, 2006 at 10:26 PM (CDT)

16

Be real funny if that was Steve Jobs.

Posted by Steve nose Jobs on July 14, 2006 at 11:16 PM (CDT)

17

I’m sure Steve Jobs knows the difference between there and they’re.

Posted by Warren on July 14, 2006 at 11:38 PM (CDT)

18

I;m sure he would know the proper capitalization for his company’s name too.

Posted by LukeA on July 15, 2006 at 12:21 AM (CDT)

19

I’m sure I need to proofread better.

Posted by LukeA on July 15, 2006 at 12:22 AM (CDT)

20

Lol,
I hope an Apple Lawyer comes across that post by “Steve Jobs” runs an IP Trace through ilounge.com.. and sues that guys ass for infringement.

Rofl.

Posted by Ceyhan on July 15, 2006 at 2:16 AM (CDT)

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