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what can we expect from a possible 60gig iPod?


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Hi, i was wondering what all you lot thought about what we can all expect from a future 60gig iPod? I personally hope that Apple will release future iPods with the same finish and colour as the mini iPod range, i'd love a silver one to match my powerbook.

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I hope for longer battery life. I'd rather have a smaller HD with longer battery life.
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I find the 20 gig enough for me and i have a heck of a lot of songs(2500) to be exact. 60 gigs would be nice if thy could fit it in the same size case.
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I personally feel upgrades in speed, size, and storage of everything are pretty much asumed at this point. I imagine we will eventually have so much storage in our ipods it will become moronic. Remember the tiny hard drives in the early years?

What we should really be pondering is the next generation mp3 player. Any ideas? size, capabilities, etc.?
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maybe some built in features would be nice, a internal mic.
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That's the spirit! How about a color display, a seperate backup drive without changing the case size, and how about itunes offering beter quality files. Maybe a full pda interface?
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Well the next step, which all other gadgets have moved to, is wireless.

Bluetooth iPod, anyone?
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That's the spirit! How about a color display, a seperate backup drive without changing the case size, and how about itunes offering beter quality files. Maybe a full pda interface?
Yes color would be amazing! Then you could color label songs, and menus. maybe some support for an external remote /with a menu control, instead of just <, >, and play/pause.
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Oooh, color! That sounds like fun.

I'd really like a stop button on the 60 gig iPod.

"Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted" - John Lennon.
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Ok, you wil NEVER see a stop button on an iPod.

5 buttons is all we'll ever see.

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-Line-in recording,
-airport express compatibility
-colour screen
-album art
-voice over ip compatibility
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Why would you want a stop button anyway?
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Bluetooth iPod, anyone?
No thanks! 10GB of music at ~30KB/s (thats what it transfers to my phone at anyway!). Would take way too long. Airport... now there's another story!
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iSheep: I think a stop button would be quite useful. I would really like to be able to stop songs on the iPod.

"Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted" - John Lennon.
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but that's what the pause button does. it's probably a power saving feature...if you pause the song, the music file and the ones after it stay in the cache, and it doesn't require the hard drive to spin up. if you stop it, it would clear the cache, and the hard drive would have to spin up and fill the cache with songs when you press play--using up more battery in the process. that might not be exactly why, but it seems like a logical explanation to me.
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Ok: The whole stop button thing is a relic from the day's of cassette players...

The pause button would freeze playback, but not stop the mechanism. The top button would disengage the mechanism, causing a break when resuming play.

On a DIGITAL player, however it is quite a different matter. You have no playing mechanism - thus there is also no difference between STOP and PAUSE.

When you press STOP on a cassette deck, the music stops playing.
When you press PAUSE on your ipod, the music stops playing.

So what's the big deal?

The iPod doesn't just delete the cache when you 'Stop' it. It only reloads the cache when new music is selected.

And for those now going to say:"but i want it to turn off completly":

If you did have a "power-off" button, the iPod would have to reread the entire database every time you turned it on. with 10,000 songs that would take 2-5 minutes. Imagine having to wait that long every time you turned on?

Instead - the iPod 'sleeps' - saving it's cache contents and keeping the database ready.
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