Analysts: Apple all but certain to introduce video iPod

“Apple Computer Inc. has e-mailed invitations to reporters for a special event next week, prompting speculation on the Internet that the company would unveil a long-rumored iPod that can display videos,” Duncan Martell reports for Reuters. “The invitation from Apple, which is notoriously tight-lipped about its future products, said simply: ‘One more thing…'” Apple declined to comment beyond the invitation.

Martell reports, “Many analysts have said Apple is all but certain to introduce a version of the No. 1 digital music player that can also play video. Most models of the current iPods, in addition to playing music, can also display photos and perform other functions with accessories that are sold separately. ‘There’s a whole generation coming up that doesn’t have a lot in their checking account but will some day, who think this is a cool idea,’ said Roger Kay, president of market research firm Endpoint Technology Associates, referring to a video iPod. ‘It would be a very Jobsian move to say it’s stupid and bring one out anyway,’ Kay said, referring to an iPod that plays video. Kay added that Apple would need to have wrapped up agreements with major studios and record labels over copyright protection and antipiracy technology similar to its FairPlay digital rights management software used in iPods and on its iTunes online music store.”

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42 Comments

  1. Why do they even bother trying to figure out what apple is up to? the only times they are right is when someone has actually leaked info to them.
    ANALysts are usually way off, just look at the spread of their iPodsales estimates ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

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