So the iPod now plays videos. This, after I remember Steve Jobs saying he didn’t see much need for an iPod to play videos a year or two ago.
Don’t know about you, but I can’t say I would be a big fan of staring at a 2.5″ (320 x 240px) screen to watch videos. The battery life also makes watching movies iffy – it’s only rated for 2 hours. But there is an AV cable for hooking it up to a TV.
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The media just loves the IPOD. Sometimes they act as though Steve Jobs invented this stuff all by himself.
No kidding. The press tends to hang on every little annoucement Apple makes lately, especially when it comes to the iPod.
I do have a 4th generation iPod, and don’t have any plans of upgrading (it’s only a year old!). It doesn’t have a color screen, doesn’t show photos, videos, it’s probably considered a bit clunky now, but it just works. I’m happy with what I can get on there, battery life is good enough, and it sounds pretty good. It plays with iTunes and my PC just fine too. All I was interested in was having a hard drive based music box. And that’s all I need.
I used to have an MP3 CD player that worked quite well, but it was far too awkward compared to the iPod. There was no display on the player itself; instead, it was an inline remote, which the headphones (or car adapter) plugged into. So I would have this jumble of wires connecting to the player. That was my biggest problem with it. I also wasn’t a fan of carrying around a bunch of CDs in my bag.
What I don’t get are the people that have multiple iPods. They have an older one, then the latest and greatest comes out, so they get that too. What’s up with that?