“Apple Inc. will use a media event next month to unveil a new breed of iPod digital music players that have been injected with the company’s most vital asset — the Mac OS,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider.
“The move will culminate a multi-year effort on the part of the Cupertino-based electronics giant to form a new platform of digital devices around the common core of its legendary operating system software and expertise in industrial design,” Jade reports. “Three of Apple’s four business segments — the Mac, iPhone and Apple TV — already rely on derivatives of the Mac OS. In surgically replacing the iPod’s Pixo-influenced OS with a modern-day variant of its homebred software, the company will have effectively scaled the Mac OS across its entire product matrix.”
“Apple has also been working on Mac OS-based iPod software for models that will retain their click-wheels — such as third-generation iPod nanos. Interface concept videos recently published and then pulled from MacRumors consisted of genuine Apple material to this effect, AppleInsider can confirm,” Jade reports.
Rumored new iPod UI:
“People familiar with this year’s plans say Apple’s iPod roadmap for the fall now calls for as many as four new models — most, if not all, will employ NAND flash — including major evolutions of both the flagship video iPod and iPod nano lines,” Jade reports.
More in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Linux Guy And Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]
Mac OS X everywhere! As it should be. Can you say “hundreds of millions of Mac OS X users?” We knew you could. We’d dance around and chant “developers,” but we’re not big, dumb, sweaty, hopelessly-outmaneuvered monkeyboys.