New 240-song ‘iPod micro’ and ‘Life is random’ billboard photos captured at Macworld

“It’s good to wait in front of Moscone Center, here in San Francisco, two days before Steve Jobs’ keynote. [Sometimes one can] obtain a true scoop… Some of the crew that are in charge to put the billboards inside the windows of Moscone Center (where Steve Jobs’ opening keynote will take place on Tuesday) didn’t take the same attention and let our staff to have a short peek of some mega-posters… [So what did we see? How about a] new adverstising photo that show[s] the brand new iPod. A special one, because it will be narrower and probably without a large display,” Fabio M. Zambelli reports for MacityNet, an Italian Mac site.

MacityNet’s website shows the photos of the large billboards with “Life is Random” written in large black letters that they’ve taken from outside the Moscone Center. “The others we have taken, from inside, are not available because of an explicit request from the staff working on the site,” Zambelli reports. “In the past weeks many sources talked about a flash based iPod. We have something more real to offer: a slogan that came with the billboard: ‘240 songs,’ that means around 1 GB of memory. Flash or disk based? Probably flash, solid state, of course. We cannot show the images of the new iPod because we were forced to delete them from our cameras, but we can describe it. It is without any screen (that’s maybe because the slogan is ‘Life is random!’), small, with a shape more vertical than the other iPod. The color is white, and it seems like a small remote control that fits confortably in a single hand.

Full article, with the billboard photos, here.

MacDailyNews Take: iPod micro? That name sounds familiar for some reason.

Remember that bits and snippets do not make the full story. The word “Life” in “Life is random” could refer to iLife or something else completely, after all, the only thing accompanying that slogan on those billboards where arrows, not pictures of any product. As for the ‘iPod micro,’ if that’s what its name will be, if it exists at all, we’re sure that SteveJack will want credit for getting the name right first, but remember that there are RUMORED to be TWO versions (a 1GB and a 2GB) of ‘iPod micros’ at debut, so more surprises are in store for tomorrow’s keynote by Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

Related MacDailyNews articles:
RUMOR: Apple ‘iPod flash’ to come in $149 1GB and $199 2GB versions – January 06, 2005
Apple Computer’s rumored ‘iPod micro’ could be used to boost Mac market share – October 01, 2004


  1. “life is random” doesn’t fit with “the computer for the rest of us”. Nobody wan’t to think that their life is just a bunch of random events.

    Sounds like an insurance slogan to me.

    I sure hope everybody is not disappointed tomorrow.

  2. This sounds like a profit driven product. No screen, and no control, but a fancy slogan.

    Great idea! Next we’ll have random word processor. Microsoft already has a random computer that starts whenever it feels like it.

  3. Thanks to smart playlists.. of course, this is a perfectly designed product.. good job apple. I can go forward and back, and of course all you have to do is set your favorite playlists to (max 200) or sth and you’re good to go

  4. If you were asked to delete the images, just go to and download one of the many image recovery programs and just post the images, what a scoop that would be.

    Or perhaps the truth. Either the images don’t exist or fear prevents their posting.

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