Color iPod II with QuickTime MPEG-4 video rumored for Macworld SF

“The highend iPod II to be released at MWSF will combine the strengths of the original iPod with integration (through iSync) to iPhoto – but will also have full MPEG-4 support. This doesn’t mean it will run anything like Mac OS X and QuickTime, but rather the inclusion of a custom DSP that is able to decode MPEG-4 video, AAC and MPEG-1 (for MP3 playback mainly). At its introduction, there will only be one iPod II (with 20G Toshiba harddrive, a reflective TFT colour screen at a slightly improved resolution over the iPod) along with the ‘normal’ iPods at 10G and 20G. Windows compatibility won’t be there at first, but as with the iPod, clever people will find ways to put files from Windows & Linux onto the iPod II,” reports Other reports mention an AM/FM radio included in the new iPod II. Hmmm, kind of reminds us of part of ‘The Device’ written about by our own SteveJack.

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