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USI, Foxconn to supply Wi-Fi iPod?

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Friday, April 13, 2007
News Categories: iPod

According to a report from DigiTimes, Universal Scientific Industrial and Foxconn are both involved in the manufacturing of Wi-Fi iPods due to appear later this year. USI is said to be making the Wi-Fi modules, with Foxconn serving as the system assembler. “USI will begin shipments later in April, while Foxconn may do so in the third quarter,” the report states. Taiwan-based Foxconn has been contracted by Apple in the past to build products such as iPods, desktop Macs, and Airport Base Stations.

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1

that sounds cool. What is the practicality of having wifi on the ipod? It just drains the battery and to me it really provides no benefit. maybe wireless downloading so I can be lazy and not plug in the cable. whopee! I’d rather see support for xvid / divx / avi files plus a 640 x 480 screen on the ipod. Maybe larger hard drives or 16 or 32GB flash drives. oh and a removable / rechargable battery.

Posted by Trevor Mitchell on April 13, 2007 at 10:37 AM (PDT)

2

Hey Trevor, I’m pretty sure the iPod screen IS 640 x 480.

Posted by urbanslaughter on April 13, 2007 at 12:22 PM (PDT)

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urbanslaughter - try 320 x 240 - one quarter of 640 x 480.  You buy 640 x 480 from iTunes, but it won’t play at that resolution on your iPod smile.

Posted by WhoCares on April 13, 2007 at 12:54 PM (PDT)

4

An Apple TV in your hand!

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on April 13, 2007 at 5:15 PM (PDT)

5

Trevor,

You are right, and wrong.  New 5th generation iPods (available fall of last year) have 640 X 480 screens.  Not only have I purchased 640 X 480 stuff from iTunes for use with my 80 GB iPod, but I use Handbrake to rip DVDs to that resolution as well.  It works well.

Unfortunately, if you have an older 5G, then you are stuck with 320 X 240, which really isn’t a problem with a screen that small.  It does suck a bit on a full size computer screen, however.  I wonder what the next generation will bring?

Posted by MacManiac on April 14, 2007 at 1:12 PM (PDT)

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Trevor,

You are right about the screen resolution, and I am wrong.

Although the iPod will play back 640 X 480, it does so at 320 X 240.  I assumed that,  iPod had the higher resolution screen because it can accommodate those videos.

I hate it when I make an ### of myself…

Posted by MacManiac on April 14, 2007 at 1:17 PM (PDT)

7

Bluetooth would be better so we can use Bluetooth headsets.

Posted by Lei on April 18, 2007 at 10:53 AM (PDT)

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