Thursday, October 13, 2005

They did it.....

Contrary to Uber-mole insider type sites, Apple managed to Black Propaganda and outsmart everyone again with the announcement of their new iPod. And yes... it does do video! The new iPod which appears to have replaced the standard large capacity colour screen iPod device sports a 2.5 inch (320*240 pixel) screen capable of 30 fps video playback using Apples Quicktime format. Apple has obviously learnt from the success of the iPod Nano and have made the device thinner - and also available in what I like to call "gravestone black". In a 30GB and 60GB capacity the device can playback 2 or 4 hours of video respectively before the battery goes "all Betamax" on you. Also launched at the same time (apart from the new thinner technophiles physical porno iMac) was the new version of iTunes (version 6) which now adds video purchase, sync and playback capability. At present there are only music videos available to download as well as the classic Pixar short animations. Each of these is set at £1.89 each - which ain't too pricey. I dragged one of my WMV files to the application but it refused to do anything with it. It did take one of "my friends" MPG files though and added it to the Video section - but be careful when you ask for playback with MSN Messenger's set to show the currently playing song information against your name! Steve Jobs also announced that in the future there will be episodes of Lost available to purchase and download and (to appease the Wife who haunts all of our tech purchases) Desparate Housewives. And as the new iPod comes with a video out capability you can then plug the device into your TV so the whole family can enjoy your new iPorn Podcasts. So Apple now have a device that plays music, shows photos, stores data, stores organiser information, plays audiobooks and now plays videos! What's next? I am increasingly impressed with the Apple iTunes Music Store and the range of stuff available. If I was'nt such an "Internet Pirate" then I would definitely buy from there. I, for one, welcome the Apple overlords and their new products. Now... where can I get the money to get one? Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

4 comments:

Nick said...

This is what I figured the new pods were going to be like. Whent they streamlined the design for the Nano's I knew thaat the next gen one's were going to be thinner too. the video playback for me is really neither here nor there, I might use it I might not. But some people are going to love it. Well done Apple!

By the by, do you know were in the fuck that tosser WBB has ran off too?

Taoski said...

He probably got pissed up and then felt depressed and deleted his blog - again!

Tit face

Nick said...

are we really the only ones that care about the new golden calf, er, iPods?

Richard said...

I ain't run off anywhere boy!

Oi Taoski you cunt! I accidentaly deleted it at work. I was pissing about trying to spruce it up when the IT director came out of her office and I panicked and mashing the keyboard managed to delete it.