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Uniea unveils U-Suit Case for unannounced iPod

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In what we believe to be a first for the iPod accessory industry, a company called Uniea is beginning to promote a new iPod case for a model that hasn’t been officially announced or even more than indirectly confirmed yet by Apple. The case, described as the U-Suit Hard Protective Leather Case for New iPod, features a soft leather exterior, hard plastic interior with scratch-resistant inner lining, and a front hole sized for a roughly 2.3-inch screen and iPod nano-sized Click Wheel.

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The U-Suit case is priced at $30 with an as-yet-unknown date of availability. It is believed to be for the smaller video-ready iPod that was the subject of last week’s “spy shot” leaks and subsequent take-down requests from Apple.

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1

Well this pretty much confirms the new ugly ipod nano design which has been around the net :-(

Posted by Bobster on August 31, 2007 at 2:28 PM (PDT)

2

Wow that’s really crazy…  Good luck getting the specs for the next ipod uniea cause i can’t believe apple is happy about this.

Posted by JuanoTejano on August 31, 2007 at 2:34 PM (PDT)

3

I still don’t think it’s a nano.  It’s a flash-based iPod with video.  I’m guessing 16GB and 32GB versions.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on August 31, 2007 at 3:32 PM (PDT)

4

well, that just let the apple out of the bag.

Posted by nick on August 31, 2007 at 3:37 PM (PDT)

5

Those cases are pretty exciting, note the sarcasm…

[Moderator note: advertising removed]

Posted by Blake on August 31, 2007 at 4:06 PM (PDT)

6

to be honest, ... that would be a pot ugly product. I liked the nano so far the way it is. I also understand that apple like to get new form design out. but somehow this would look like a blackberry device,..lol

the shuffle changed it’s design in a nice way.

the nano has the right body shape, and i would rather see the 1st generation with a full front touchscreen display.

the IPod,.. we all know what wen want ..lol

Posted by dennis on August 31, 2007 at 4:49 PM (PDT)

7

Well the iPod pictures were ugly enough, but this case is even uglier. Put the two together and you have a very unappealing product… Oh well, I got the new apple keyboard today and I like it *thumbs up* haha

Posted by DJ Tolerance on August 31, 2007 at 6:07 PM (PDT)

8

I don’t think the leaked iPod was real… Apple has reasons to remove it- it was ugly, and people didn’t like it. That makes their stock drop.

If it had been a good-looking iPod that people liked, they probably would have left it.

Posted by Eric on August 31, 2007 at 6:15 PM (PDT)

9

I think that maybe this case has been released in SPECULATION of the new iPod nano which has been plastered around the net. This is why it just says for “new ipod” rather than a specific name…. so in my opinion this is nothing more than a company attempting to capitalize on the notion that an iPod of this size will be released, based on the “spy shots”, without really knowing for sure that such an iPod will even be released.

Posted by SarahBaker2 on August 31, 2007 at 7:11 PM (PDT)

10

It is ridiculous that apple would leak pictures of an unanounced ipod. It is possible that a fat version of the ipod nano is really coming out, but I wouldnt bet on it. A better version of the nano would be thin but sturdy with an easily replaced battery and a more sleek design

Posted by Candice on August 31, 2007 at 7:51 PM (PDT)

11

At first I was duped by this, but on second thought, I think this is a fake.  I think Apple WILL release a video capable flash player next week, but c’mon, these cases are hideous and this company is unknown and the heading “for new iPod” makes no sense.  Usually ads are more specific, such as “for new 3G Nano” or something to that effect.

Posted by spaceways on August 31, 2007 at 8:09 PM (PDT)

12

iPod pfatty is doomed to failure…

Posted by Sugar Maningas on August 31, 2007 at 8:26 PM (PDT)

13

Not a bad way to get some free press.  Who had heard of Uniea before today?

Posted by mcdj on August 31, 2007 at 8:55 PM (PDT)

14

This is fake.  I read an article from a major case maker, not some unheard of newbie, that he has to wait to see the new iPods when they are introduced, they THEN get the specs to their factories in Asia, who make them and ship them Fed Ex to stores.  It takes about a week.  No unheard of company is going to do get specs ahead of time. 

And the only reason the iPhone got cases upon release is because of the FCC thing.

Posted by halhiker on August 31, 2007 at 10:45 PM (PDT)

15

Galley,32GB FLASH ipod? Are you on crack?

Do you realize what it would cost to make an ipod with 32GB’s of flash memory? It would be a $700 ipod.

Name one product with more than 16GB of flash memory? Most are still in the 8GB territory.

I’m guessing this ‘phatty’ nano is really a new ipod MINI and that the nano and shuffle will merge with the result being a ipod half the size of a current nano with a 3 line display and the shuffles click button.

so,you have sufflenano for 1gb at $69. 2gb mini for $149,4gb mini for $179 and 8gb for $249.

Then, a 8gb wi-fi ipod touch w/ OS X for 279 and a 16gb for 379.

And last,maybe Apple makes a fatter ipod touch with a 100GB HDD to toss you folks a bone who need 92,939,495,939,329,292 songs and movies with you at all times.

Posted by WiPod on August 31, 2007 at 11:14 PM (PDT)

16

Please let this all be an elaborate fake…

Posted by Joshdude on September 1, 2007 at 1:39 AM (PDT)

17

This comfirms that iPod nano will be discontinued and new fat flash iPod(4/8GB) will replace current nano line.

Apple may introduce flagship iPod Touch later.

Posted by fukuyas on September 1, 2007 at 1:51 AM (PDT)

18

I’m kinda thinking this was an intentional leak by apple to throw everybody off… just doesn’t seem like the bilbo’s design is possible.

Posted by bwa on September 1, 2007 at 4:39 AM (PDT)

19

There will still be nanos.  This will be the new iPod: Same screen size, but slimmer, smaller, and flash memory.  There will also be a new iPod with the full touch screen and HDD (hopefully Wi-Fi, too but I’m not holding my breath).

Posted by bob on September 1, 2007 at 8:49 AM (PDT)

20

I think WiPod is the only commenter here that is getting close to what they are releasing on Tuesday.

They will keep the Nano as is, maybe ax the 2GB version and introduce a new shuffle at 2GB.

The iPod “Phatty” or whatever they really call it is actually a slimmed down, more compact version of the 5G iPod. It will come with hard drives, not flash. Probably with bumps to 60 and 120GB.

Then the last iPod announcement will the iPod Touch, which will come in 8GB and 16GB capacities. It will be similar form factor to iPhone, and include WiFi. Apple amy alos introduce some games that will be available for the Touch and iPhone.

I think this time next year is when Apple will surprise with the first 32Gb and 64Gb iPod Touch, which only thy will be able to do to negotiate good prices on those drives from the manufacturers. I agree that it’s too early (too expensive) to do these capacities just yet.

Posted by Tim on September 1, 2007 at 9:44 AM (PDT)

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