“Although Apple’s 4th generation iPod exists as nothing more than rumor, sources say the new media player is due sometime this year with added video capabilities. While vouching for the majority of the details published in a previous report, one source cites a potential misunderstanding of the new iPod’s video feature,’ Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider.
“According to the source, who has reportedly toyed with a 4th generation prototype, the player may not sport a video output jack per say, but rather a greatly advanced dock connector. The feature is said to greatly utilize a much improved “Home on iPod” Mac OS X software technology, which is still under development by the iPod maker,’ Jade reports.
“‘It works a bit like the … voice recording feature,’ the source said. ‘When a user connects one end of the video-cable into the iPod’s new dock connector and the other end into the TV, it will switch the iPod into video mode,'” Jade reports. “…Originally planned for inclusion in Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, but axed at the last minute, the Home on iPod feature allows users to store their home directory – files, folders and apps – on an iPod (or any FireWire hard drive) and take it with them wherever they go.”
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