BBC 6 Music reports Apple video iPod to be unveiled in London next week

BBC 6 Music broadcasts the latest news and music news every hour. The current online audio report (total run time: 5:00 min.) states, “Apple is set to unveil a new video iPod at the BBC Television Centre in London on October the 12th. The company is expected to reveal details of the new MP3 and video player as well as video bundles to be available from the company’s iTunes stores.” The Apple portion of the report starts at 4:06.

Go to: and click “Listen to the latest music news” in the “Music News” section or try the direct link to the report here.

You can also access the direct stream via RealPlayer here: rtsp://
So, you wanna watch BBC video podcasts on your new Apple iPod video? Who knows? Video iPods, PowerBooks, Power Macs, levitation machines, time travel devices, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria, with chicks, and guns, and fire trucks, and hookers, and drugs, and booze, and lions and tigers and bears, oh my! And only seven days left before the official event.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews reader “Hywel” for the heads up.]

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  1. Oh come on MDN, all the little media outlets are feeding on one another now. There’s no point in reporting who else reports what. No one except those who know, actually know.

    If there’s one thing I know for sure, the BBC is pretty much clueless about just about everything.

    I have it from a pretty good source that there will either be video iPods or no video iPods or new PowerBooks or no new PowerBooks or new PowerMacs or no new PowerMacs…

    Oh wait. My source is MDN.

  2. This is the part that’s interesting though, “…at the BBC Television Centre in London on October the 12th.”

    Are they doing a separate, special even just in London for this as well? Hmmm…the plot thickens. Or not. I’m pretty confident that it’s a video iPod. Honestly I don’t know what the big deal is. It’s not that Earth-shattering. We all knew they’d do it eventually despite what Steve has said. They probably had to wait for H.264.

    Thelonious Mac, are you referring to how slow MDN is today (not the news, the site)? What’s going on? It’s been taking over a minute for the page to load.

  3. I’m with Hywel on this one – I think it’s significant. We know there’s a joint press conference taking place simultaneously on both sides of the Atlantic and this indicates that one of them is taking place in the BBC (who, I seem to recall, have recently adopted a full Mac workflow on their video production). Factor in the fact that the BBC is already big on podcasts etc etc and you have a possible joint announcement.

    Remember also that the BBC is not allowed to make any commercial endorsements, so if the press conference is really coming from BBC Television Centre there’s some sort of major technological link up going on.

  4. Hmm, I’m wondering now, is this London gig related to the Olympics somehow? Remember, the Paris introductions got cancelled all of a sudden after the French lost the nomination. Maybe, with all the shockers lately, Apple will finally start an heavy advertising campaign.

    Apple, official sponsor of the Olympics?

  5. Rumors feeding rumors feeding rumors….. My inside sources say “no video iPod”. This will be the last harrah for the PPC. I hope nobody will be bummed out by the VidPod no show. Finally we’ll get a substantial horsepower upgrade to the flagging Powermac pro machines. That’s good news for Powermac power users.

    Remember, you got the straight scoop right here on MDN!

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