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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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The rumors were true: The next generation iPods will have color screens and photo-viewing capability.

Steve Jobs reiterated his philosophy in going with photos versus video:

“If you look at what our competition is doing, they are moving towards video, but they are too big, too heavy and the screens are too small,” Jobs said at the launch event here. “We think that video is the wrong way to go. The right place is towards photos. [Because of the increase in digital photography,] everyone has the content and you own the copyright.”

I’m wondering why they didn’t integrate a camera into this version. It’d be a natural. I’m guessing they wouldn’t be able to make it a particularly high-quality camera, and Apple’s got a certain standard for things like that.

Related to this product launch, U2 is on board with an innovative “digital box set” offering and funky-looking black-and-red branded iPod. That’s following their previous attempts at buzzworthy music promotion.

UPDATE (10/28/04): Call me a dunce. The new ‘Pod is properly called the iPod Photo, not “Photo iPod”, as this post is erroneously titled. (Good thing I’m not getting paid for this.)

- Costa Tsiokos, Tue 10/26/2004 11:04:36 PM
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    I even saw there was an update to iTunes but I just didn’t process that there were supposed to be product announcements AND that I had been dying for this one….

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