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Briefly: AAPL stock, iPod Shuffle killer?, iTMS Japan

updated 06:15 pm EDT, Fri July 15, 2005

Wild Sides iPod protectors

In Brief: In a research note published today, analyst Henning Wagener of AC Research and is working on a movie download service along with a video iPod, according to Robert Cringely's speculation.




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  1. benhur

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    iomega shuffle

    I have said in just about every forum on here and elsewhere that I would love to see the shuffle with a display, fm tuner and voice recording. At least these features should be on the iPod but I always believed that it could be done with quality and style at the shuffle pricepoint and that Apple would be the best company to pull it off.

    Those comments were meant for Apple, looks like iomega beat them too it. That is a cool player. I have an iPod but it can suck for the gym when you might want to listen to the tv. From the responses I would get it seems no one listens to the radio anymore either, but there are still good independant stations out there.

    Anyway, too bad it doens't work with the iTunes store. Wish Apple would put these features on their products and be done with it.

  1. slipperfrog

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    "iPod Killer"

    You know, I'm getting sick of hearing every MP3 player that comes out as being an 'iPod killer'. And in light of the recent actual MURDER of someone for his iPod, I think maybe it's time we found a new term.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    godwin's law

    we need a corollary to godwin's law whereby the moment someone pronounces something an 'ipod killer', they are immediately considered full of s*** and the discussion is over. Or something like that...

  1. cebritt

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Iomega is a ship...

    ...with no rudder. They haven't done anything of note since the first ZIP drives. They need to pull the feeding tube out of that company and let it slip away.

    FWIW, I'd rather have a tiny XM radio than a Swiss Army knife shuffle. If you want to listen to the radio, go buy a small $10 radio...

  1. eddd

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Never again

    click ... click ... click ... click

    Never again.

    Besides, I find the thing horrid. Sony has done a much better job with their latest flash player - the Network Walkman. It incorporates a readout in a very elegant way (through the translucent cover), something that Apple should have come up with. Sony still suffers from the Chrysler school of design.

  1. slipperfrog

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Network Walkman

    The biggest flaws in the Network Walkman (the one you're referring to anyway) are the USB connection, which is slow even for USB 1.1) and its insanely heavy DRM. Oh, and the fact that it's not Mac-friendly.

    Otherwise I totally agree-it's a gorgeous piece of kit.

  1. MacnnGregor

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    The point is...

    ...even the Iomega has good looks and functionality. Yes, I want a radio and even a bad mic would be useful for the extra $3 it would cost to include it. I love the iPods, but the Shuffles don't make any sense to me.

    time for the iPod micro to hit that sweet spot or iPod Sport.

  1. benhur

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    exactly

    Why should i have to buy a $10 fm radio when I should be able to have that functionality and a mic in the shuffle. Sony and Iomega get it. I have two iPods but I'm not going to get another one. At this point there is simply no excuse to not have certain features.

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