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…then again

ThinkSecret says otherwise:

“While a video-capable iPod remains in development, without the agreements nor infrastructure in place to deliver movies to customers through a store-like interface, Apple sees little value in releasing such an iPod at this time. Apple insiders have also said executives see consumers needing the capability to easily import the DVD movies they own to a usable format (similar to the encoding functionality provided for audio CDs with iTunes) in order for a video iPod to be truly successful.”

Which are valid points, so who knows…

I don’t even know why I care. I don’t like Apple. Or own an iPod. Or want to own an iPod.

They’re over priced and most people just buy them cos they are “fasionable”. And surely we’re now at the end of the exclusivity curve, anyway? I mean, my cheapo Korean mp3 player is more exclusive than a Nano.

iTunes software is not all it’s cracked up to be, especially for podcasts. And who really wants to buy DRM’d music you can’t play on a different (ie cheaper, non Apple) mp3 player, anyway?

And my PSP already handles all of my portable video viewing needs and will play MPEG4. And it plays games.

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  1. anon anon

    Well if you don’t really care, why on earth are you writing about it?! 😉

    iPod appeal is nothing to do with exclusivity, it’s about brand, image and marketing. Consumers buy into a product because of the perceived status it gives them – your cheapo Korean mp3 player doesn’t give them that.

    Personally I can’t see how thinksecret’s view is credible unless Apple is launching a Media Centre type Mac which ties in with a video download store…

  2. sam sam

    Apple just aint got a clue, they would be alot more popular/functional to teh general public if they used better formats and made they computers a bit cheaper.

  3. tom tom

    think secret are usually pretty good on these things. unless apple are double bluffing…

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