More info about Apple’s reported iPod+iTunes video talks

“Apple Computer has approached several major record companies about selling music videos through its iTunes store, according to a published report Monday. That could be a precursor to an iPod that plays video,” CNN/Money reports. “The Wall Street Journal reported the negotiations Monday, although an Apple spokeswoman declined to comment to the paper on what she termed ‘rumors and speculation’ about the company’s plans. Apple has told some entertainment-industry executives that it could announce a video iPod by September, according to the article.”

“The paper also reports Apple recently licensed a chip from a subsidiary of Broadcom Corp. that could be used to display video on portable devices, although it can also be used for more sophisticated graphics. ‘I believe it’s inevitable,’ Richard Doherty, an analyst with Envisioneering Group, a research and consulting firm in Seaford, N.Y., says of a video iPod,” CNN/Money reports.

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“Analysts see the development as likely because of Apple’s strength in video software, including the Quicktime movie format and video-editing software, such as Final Cut Pro and iMovie,” The Associated Press reports.

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Apple bundles videos with select music albums via iTunes Music Store – May 10, 2005
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Cringely: Apple prepping Video iTunes, Video iPod, and setting stage for iPod clones – May 06, 2005
Apple debuts online QuickTime 7 High Definition Video Gallery utilizing H.264 codec – April 29, 2005
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Report: Apple Computer to launch ‘Video iPod’ by 2006 – April 11, 2005
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RUMOR: Apple building satellite-based High Defintion Video Delivery system – March 22, 2005
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22 Comments

  1. “Analysts see the development as likely because of Apple’s strength in video software, including the Quicktime movie format and video-editing software, such as Final Cut Pro and iMovie,” The Associated Press reports.
    ————
    Not to mention Steve Jobs’ other hugely successful company, Pixar. If he really wants to leverage one company’s strength to help the other, why not have Pixar produce a series of shorts exclusively for the video Pod? PSP et al. need not apply…

  2. uh, no need for a new name folks. Thats why the iPod has such a non-music related name to begin with. They knew years ago when they first started this craze that it would ultimately morph into other devices. They didnt call it The iTunes Music Player or the iMusic or whatever. iPod is a function-agnostic name that applies to music videos or whatever. I can think of a few more whatevers but if you looks at the direction this is heading, you can probably guess for yourself.

    wow great MW’s for me today
    MW ‘planning’ as in, Apple was planning ahead by giving the iPod a non music related name

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