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post #11 of 27
I'm no expert at all with these little gadgets, so what's the big deal about Gen 3 to Gen 5?

I just got the video iPod for my wife which was the 30GB for $250 and I got her the latest one I believe but what's the best next deal going to be with this new Gen 6?

What's so relevant? Again, I ask, 'cause I have no clue and just want a little simple explanation.
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I want... hopefully it can take both DRM and DRM-free music. Because I will never buy DRM music.
Any iPod will take DRM free music, every song on my iPod was downloaded off BitTorrent, I used to have most of my music bought through iTunes but I replaced it with much higher quality stuff I got off of a private high quality only music torrent site.

Most people, myself included, are hoping that the Gen VI iPod will have the same size and shape as the Gen V but the entire front will be a widescreen display which you would touch to control the iPod. Most likely (like the fake photos that are all over the internet) you would touch the screen and an overlay of the clickwheel from the Gen V iPod would show up over your video/photo allowing you to control it, for music I bet they would keep the same layout ("clickwheel" on the bottom of the screen, album art and song info at the top) though they could easily mix things up or even allow you to download skins for your iPod which would be amazing IMO.

Also Samsung who is the primary supplier for the 1.8" HDDs in the iPods (not the nano or shuffle which use flash RAM) is releasing their 100GB 1.8" drive in January and Apple is expected to stick one of those in the Gen VI as well.
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I'm no expert at all with these little gadgets, so what's the big deal about Gen 3 to Gen 5?

I just got the video iPod for my wife which was the 30GB for $250 and I got her the latest one I believe but what's the best next deal going to be with this new Gen 6?

What's so relevant? Again, I ask, 'cause I have no clue and just want a little simple explanation.
apple-history.com , it will tell you everything.

BTW: I'm an Apple whore so, I know all the stuff going on.
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I am ashamed of anyone who purchases an iPod. There are better options out there and there have been for some time. I bought an iAudio X5 20GB a year ago and it was better quality and cheaper than the iPod equivalent. It is sad that iPod still sells well under the impression that it's the best available.
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Better options? Lemme guess, you don't own an iPod, do you?
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post #16 of 27
I just bought my dad a 30gb ipod video for christmas, I wonder if I should just have him return it when the new gen comes out.
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I am ashamed of anyone who purchases an iPod. There are better options out there and there have been for some time. I bought an iAudio X5 20GB a year ago and it was better quality and cheaper than the iPod equivalent. It is sad that iPod still sells well under the impression that it's the best available.
iPod competitors come a dime a dozen (too bad they dont cost that much ) and none of them are really any better than the iPod. Theres too many to even keep track of, and yet the iPod outsells all of them combined. Apple must be doing something right - that all these other guys arent.

Im ashamed of you basing the iPod. Its a great product, and my two year old iPod 4G is still working just fine, Im very satisfied with it - and I have every intent of purchasing a 6G iPod.
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post #18 of 27
iPods only sell well because they were the first to do it and no one really challenged them for a while. they created a base and through advertising kept and expanded it.
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Better options? Lemme guess, you don't own an iPod, do you?
Kind of goes with the statement, doesn't it?
All the rumored pictures look like sleeker Zen Visions with a touch screen. Not exactly a design revoltion.
Personally, I'm bored with the design of the iPod, it's been around for long enough. Sure it's been succesful, but surely it's time for something new?
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I gotta say Apple is on top of the Mp3 player business. That looks pretty cool. Nice find.
To bad thats all they seem to be on top of.
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