RUMOR: 4G iPod to include video capabilities, ‘Home on iPod’

“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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33 Comments

  1. Okay… time to say something bad about Apple, otherwise no discussion will happen. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”raspberry” style=”border:0;” />

    Apple is making a huge mistake not rolling out the 4G iPod as a 3.5G version with upgrades getting you the extra .5G!

    What they hello are they thinking? Bunch of banana-eating monkies with no sembelance of brains let alone a plan.

    Anyone care to bite on the gramer at least?

    Apple sucks!

    Discussion? Hello?

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  2. Okay… time to say something bad about Apple, otherwise no discussion will happen. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”raspberry” style=”border:0;” />

    Apple is making a huge mistake not rolling out the 4G iPod as a 3.5G version with upgrades getting you the extra .5G!

    What they hello are they thinking? Bunch of banana-eating monkies with no sembelance of brains let alone a plan.

    Anyone care to bite on the gramer at least?

    Apple sucks!

    Discussion? Hello?

    ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”raspberry” style=”border:0;” />

  3. First post!
    This video device will fail unless it allows for rental – noone wants to own files just ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Microsoft is previewing this tech………….my head is…………………………………………..nearing Bill’s…………………….trousers are ……………down……………………delicate approach vector………………a small amount of …………lubrication……….I’m in………………it’s warm……I’m feeling some pressure on my temples………………sore ears………and now finally I feel the prostate…………….. nose………Aaaahhhhhhh!

  4. Steve ALREADY SAID “NO” to a portable video player. Video is not a passive activity that can be done while doing something else. It doesn’t take a double-digit IQ to see that the portable tv market is all but nonexistent.

    “Form follows function!” What function would video have on an iPod?
    Answer: NONE. That is why there will be no video form of iPod.

  5. I 4 1 would like to see video on the iPod. I have a portable DVD player which is way cool, but despite its small size, it is still bigger than a dvd disk, and I have to carry round a whole load of dvds too.

    If I could rip my dvds, and then transfer them to my 3.5″ widescreen ipod I would be in heaven.

    Does no one else want to be able to do this, or is it just me, the 23rd poster ?

  6. Of course it doesn’t do video it’s a video phone people. Steve is a visionary, the 4g iPod, is actually a portable video phone.

    At least it makes more sense than hat you guys have been saying. Execpt that crack at paul thurott

  7. My video iPod has a 12″ screen and a keyboard. It uses Ethernet, Bluetooth, 802.11g and has a DVD burner. It comes in aluminium, and has a battery life of just under four hours.

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