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Schiller offers more details on HP-Apple iPod deal

updated 12:20 am EST, Fri January 9, 2004

Details on HP iPod player

Apple will manufacture an as part of the HP-Apple deal announced yesterday, but will not brand the device an iPod--though it will have the same design and features as current 3G iPods, according to a CNET News.com interview with Phil Schiller. The HP music player will reportedly come in "HP Blue" color: "The way we look at it, HP will be reselling an iPod device," said Schiller, who noted that the device will display the Apple logo at start-up and will work with all of the accessories made for the white-hued Apple varieties."




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  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    First Post Get zusa---

    Well, that answered a lot of questions.

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    smart survival move

    smart survival move for Apple. It'll eat into the sales of the iPod, but it'll help preserve the appeal of iTMS and, thus, the iPod in the long run. No one expected and that's a good sign that Apple is willing to think outside of the box.

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    Eat into sales?

    I doubt it. It will probably tap lots of new HP customers when they are buying their new HP computer. Would you like an iPod with that?

    One thing is obvious here... HP will not be manufacturing these things, so this does not appear to be a licensing situation as much as a reseller type arrangement with some branding hoo haa.

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    Good move

    Apple has to ensure the life of the AAC format. Otherwise, we'll all be waiting for Windows Media Player for Mac. HP gets to keep their hand in the "digital lifestyle" game at low risk. Just saw alot of B$ in USAToday about M$' Home Edition for connecting your Dell/Gateway TV to a home automation version of Windows due in 2004. Run with Steve's ideas Bill; it's how you got where you are!

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    Re: Good Move

    "Apple has to ensure the life of the AAC format."

    With Apple's huge online music market share, coupled with Real's decision to use the AAC format in their new online music service, one can safely say that AAC isn't going away any time soon. In fact, now that Sony has announced that they're using their own format for their online service, WMA has been dealt one blow after another recently.

    "Otherwise, we'll all be waiting for Windows Media Player for Mac."

    Uhh, Windows Media Player already exists for the Mac, and has for a long time now.

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    Re: Good Move

    "Apple has to ensure the life of the AAC format."

    With Apple's huge online music market share, coupled with Real's decision to use the AAC format in their new online music service, one can safely say that AAC isn't going away any time soon. In fact, now that Sony has announced that they're using their own format for their online service, WMA has been dealt one blow after another recently.

    "Otherwise, we'll all be waiting for Windows Media Player for Mac."

    Uhh, Windows Media Player already exists for the Mac, and has for a long time now.

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    re: Eat into sales?

    Agreed. And many details of the arrangement have not yet been released. It could be that HP is licensed for only 10 or 15 GB devices. This would act as an "introduction" to Apple technology. If the HP consumers want to upgrade to more storage at a later time they would need to purchase Apple branded iPods. Reel them in , Steve!

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    Could be...

    >It could be that HP is licensed for only 10 or 15 GB...

    It could be that when you connect it to a PC it displays a dialogue saying that you really should upgrade to a Mac, and plays Dixie.

    Where do you get this conjecture c*** from!?

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    color

    of course you know, people will be buying this just so they can get a blue-hued iPod. i mean, functionally, it will be the same as a regular iPod.

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    Re: re: Good Move

    Yeah, Real is using the AAC format....well....sort of, they did some stuff to it though, AACs downloaded from Real will not work on an iPod. So it is a mutated form of AAC.... what is the point of having an industry standard, when it isn't quite the same everywhere?

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