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Jobs: photos \'next big thing\', downplays video

updated 04:40 pm EDT, Tue October 26, 2004

Jobs on photo, video iPod

At today's music event, Steve Jobs touted the iPod Photo as the "next big thing," while downplaying video: "We think capabilities along with the photo playback. In order to keep the iPod small, Apple needed to keep to a small screen size--one that doesn't work for watching a movie: "No one has any video content to put on them, and even if they did, the screens are much too small," Jobs said, adding that the iPod is the "wrong place" for video."




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  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    iMovie video store?

    9.99 per movie? Don't miss the boat, Stevo... Coders will produce a player & then you willl have... :)

  1. DannyMac

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    OOOH

    EWWWW, I'm going to put SO many copyrighted photos on it that it'll make Steve cry.

  1. chas_m

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    Video

    You know something? Steve's right. The iPod would suck at video. Well, videos longer than, say, a music video.

    Heeeeyyyyy ....

  1. SomeToast

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: iMovie video store?

    For a movie played on the iPod's 2" screen, $9.99 is too expensive.

  1. jedi1yoda1

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: iMovie video store?

    "For a movie played on the iPod's 2" screen, $9.99 is too expensive."

    Not that i'm encouraging video, but the PhotoPod's dock has a video output, so you could watch the video either on the pod or through a TV. This could justify a $10 price tag, although quite a few DVD's are less than 8 bucks now.

  1. Eriamjh

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Wrong Steve.

    the iPod is perfect for video. But not for watching it on the iPod, but for watching it from the iPod on your TV. Portable TiVO.

  1. kentuckyfried

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    why the big worry...

    I'm sure somebody's going to figure out a way to hack the new photo iPod to do video. =)

  1. automorrow

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Animated GIF?

    Will it 'slide show' and animated GIF?"

  1. scotty321

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Photos

    Photos are not the next big thing. Maybe if they made the iPod a 1.2 megapixel camera or something like that, but the iPod is not the place for photos -- and ESPECIALLY not at a $600 price point. A day of disappointments (again) in Apple land.

  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    ...add some iPhones...

    ...in cool colors and everyone will be tuning out to private video theatres... the social implications are horrendous!

    iLoveit!

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