Report: Apple to launch video iPod next week

“Apple Computer has begun production of a new version of its iPod digital music player that will be capable of playing videos… Reliable sources believe the iPod could be introduced as early as next week, possibly around the time Apple releases results from its fourth fiscal quarter of 2005,” Kasper Jade reports for Apple Insider. “…sources who claim to have seen the new iPod describe it as being similar to Apple’s 60GB iPod photo player, but several millimeters thinner [and features] a smaller click-wheel akin to that of the iPod nano’s, making way for a larger, higher-resolution color display that extends further down the face of the device.”

Jade reports, “The release of the iPod video is expected to be accompanied by a ‘major update’ to Apple’s iTunes music store that will include a significant number of music videos and other short video content.”

More details in the full article here.

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As early as next week? Like at 10 am PT on October 12th maybe?

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62 Comments

  1. The current iPod screen is already 2 inches, so if the new one has a smaller click wheel and larger screen, then it won’t be a 2 inch video screen then will it? My question is, are there enough people out there willing to pay $399+ for video capability on an iPod? I’m not so sure myself.

  2. The screen is still msaller than say,a PSP screen. That seems too small to me, but I just got a 20GB color iPod three weeks ago. This new iPod will probably cost $599US, like the Photo did when it debuted.

  3. My gut feeling is that this will make it very useful to videographers who want to pipe raw video into it as storage and then upload it to FCP to edit. i just hope it has a larger hardrive than what is current – DV eats up a lot of space.

    And if it does HD, well, I’ll just have to kiss yo mama!
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  4. “where are the new powerbooks? Is Apple all about iPod these days?”

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    But then again, never dismiss a possible “one more thing” announcement.

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