“If the persistent rumors are fulfilled Wednesday during the latest episode of The Steve Jobs Show (a product presentation at San Francisco’s Moscone Center), the iPod is about to get a whole lot more powerful,” Tom Krazit reports for CNET.
“A wide-screen iPod that looks an awful lot like an iPhone seems like the most likely bet for the sixth generation of Apple’s ubiquitous music and video player line. It also seems very likely that those new iPods will run the same stripped-down version of Mac OS X found on the iPhone, something even Jobs himself hinted at during a meeting with Apple employees on the eve of the iPhone launch,” Krazit reports.
“You don’t need a sophisticated operating system to play songs and TV shows, so at that point, the iPod stops being just a gadget. So, then, what exactly is it? Like the iPhone, it becomes something in between a gadget and a PC, which has been treacherous ground for the PC industry,” Krazit reports.
“A Mac OS X-based iPod could be a compelling device as the industry and its customers try to figure out how mobile computers should evolve,” Krazit reports.
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Michael” for the heads up.]