One More Thing...

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  1. isadock

    isadock New Member

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    What's the one thing that Steve failed to mention earlier today? In regards to the new iPod Nano, it would seem that a hardware update would only logically be coupled with an increase in features. However, after digging through the tech specs of the new touchscreen Nano, it has been revealed that support for video playback (movies, TV shows...) has been removed. This may or may not come as a surprise to you, but what does this do to the iPod line for consumers and what will this do for Apple? As of the release next week, the iPods Touch and Classic will be the only to support video playback (a major deciding factor when purchasing a media player). From a consumer's point of view, this may eliminate the newest touchscreen device as a viable option, but from Apple's perspective, this shifts the focus to the far more expensive (and profitable) iPods Classic and Touch. This appears to be the first time that we have seen a new line of iPods where features have been withdrawn. A puzzling decision considering that the spotlight is on the new iPod Nano since it sports the most radical design changes. What do you think? Will this affect your purchasing decision if you are in the market for a new iPod? Or is the iPod Nano's new sleek and small finish enough to entice buyers?
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    the One More Thing was the new AppleTV
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    That would have been a viable marketing strategy, had they also announced an update for the Classic (even just a storage increase; HDD technology has moved on a fair bit since 2008). As it is, most people were left with the impression that it had been discontinued.
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    Was just using that as a figure of speech...
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    oh sorry. anyways you make a valid point. personally, I've always tended towards higher end technology so I probably would have chosen the touch regardless, but the new nano does not seem nearly as enticing to me as the previous generation was.

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