“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.