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“The iPod As A Digital Wallet Gateway Drug”

AppleMatters writer, Hadley Stern writes about iPod becoming a digital wallet - not just for music storage, but also photos and video.

“With the new iPod’s connection, the iPod can now connect to either firewire or USB devices. The iPod could become, with the help of some good software and firmware, not only the best mp3 player in the world, but also the world’s favorite digital wallet.”

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1

Man I was thinking this all alone.  Man Apple could do so much now that they offer both Firewire and USB 2.0 connectivity.  Since most if not all digital devices have either connection, it would be nice if we were able to record directly to the iPod’s hard drive.  People would get it just for this.  This could in turn get them to buy other Apple products.

Posted by Johnathan J. in Atlanta, GA on May 28, 2003 at 1:59 PM (CDT)

2

Gimme gimme gimme!

I have been hoping that Apple realizes this for some time now. It seems they are on the right track.

It is also understandable though that they do not want to just add bells and whistles at random. The approach of making it surely but steadily better is a good one.

Your Mac Life had the product manager of the iPod on the show last week and he said that there are many very interesting 3rd pary applets in the making. He would not elaborate but said they were really cool.

It seems the iPod will get better and better in the near future.

Pod and other things: 
http://www.sebimeyer.com

Posted by sebimeyer on May 29, 2003 at 1:49 AM (CDT)

3

What the hell!  Don’t you people have any respect for the Newton?!  The granddaddy of them all!  But what I really want to see is an iPod watch.  Or maybe an iPod phaser gun.  Or maybe one with legs…

Posted by twdldee on July 4, 2003 at 2:31 AM (CDT)

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