“According to a seemingly reliable, yet unconfirmed report, the micro-chip Apple plans to use in its 4th generation iPod will not only allow for hardware decoding of MPEG-4/AAC, but will also boast several ENCODE capabilities. The source of the tip refused to provide further comment on other known details of the chip, but claimed no inside knowledge of how Apple plans on using the ENCODE capability in the new iPod, noting only that it would would be churlish of the company ignore the feature,” AppleInsider reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: Rumor. Not fact. Yet. Maybe never. And, yes, those dudes said “churlish.” Heh-heh.