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Gen 6 iPod to sport OSX?


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There is report on iLounge, originally from ARS, that talks about the next iPod sporting an iPhone like version of OSX:

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According to a report by Ars Technica, Apple CEO Steve Jobs revealed during a speech to Apple employees today that the company has a team working on OS X for “some iPods we’re working on.” OS X, the Unix-based operating system that Jobs brought to the Macintosh following the acquisition of his company NeXT, is also the operating system found in iPhone, and credited for iPhone’s powerful multitasking, networking, and animation features, amongst others. Sources have suggested that the next-generation iPods mentioned by Jobs will debut in mid- to late-September, and include widescreen video playback, as well as other features similar to ones debuted in iPhone.
This is what I am really hoping for at this point. I'd like a genuine Video iPod,something with 100Gb or more of storage.


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That would be very cool, but I hope they keep the Hard Drive for now as 8GB or so really is not enough for videos and such. I can understand the Flash Ram in the iphone as a Hard Drive in a phone would not be good at all, but on the ipods till larger and at a low price Flash Ram arrives, we need the space!
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i reckon osx on an ipod is stupid. complexity is one thing the ipod did without and sold because of this.
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i think its stupid because that sounds like the ipod accessories (expensive one in my car etc) will not work with the new ones.

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i think its stupid because that sounds like the ipod accessories (expensive one in my car etc) will not work with the new ones.
that's a great reason to dislike the new iPods
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an ipod is a music player so i dont want os x on it or them to try it.
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I hope that they go through with this because I'm waiting to buy a new iPod until they release the iPhone minus the phone.
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i reckon osx on an ipod is stupid. complexity is one thing the ipod did without and sold because of this.
And this is also the reason the iPhone is selling.... Oh hold on doesn't that use OS X?
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The only reason many of the accessories don't work with the iPhone is because of the interference caused by cellphone signals. Otherwise, I'm guessing can be made to emulate itself as the old ipod software with ease...
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Every Hard Drive MP3 Player that I have ever seen uses and operating system....
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I think if the next ipod was os X based and used it's core fuctionality but was really easy to use. Almost the same UI as the 5th gen ipods then it'd be good. Maybe touch screen added in. Maybe not too. I'm undecided about it.

But in the end I like the ipod cause it's ultra easy to use. And if that feature is ever removed from the ipod, I won't be upgrading my 5th Gen one.
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It'd be somewhat ironic to find out the ipod running osx plays music on a scalled down version of itunes....
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And this is also the reason the iPhone is selling.... Oh hold on doesn't that use OS X?
The iPhone is not just a phone however, it plays movies texts goes on the internet, does all these crazy things, and therefore needs a more complex OS as it has many more features. It is not designed for a single purpose for playing music, which the ipod really is. I know it plays videos, but come on, which of the 2 do you do on it more?

I'm saying, that a layout like the iphone on an ipod I would not welcome, I like the flawless simplicity the ipods have now and believe now that everyone is used to the workings of an ipod it would be stupid to suddenly change to a new method of usability.
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I for one would love an iPhone like iPod, and would probably buy one on release day.

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i would like it, but I put so much money into accessories, and would not like it if one day my ipod dies and I need a new one.. and i buy a new one only to find that they abandoned their old standards leaving my accessories useless.

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