I never expected Apple to announce a whole new thing (like a 
iTunes/Apple-synced phone), and then three weeks later announce 
something else completely new (like a "regular iPod photo with video 
storage + playability). That's too many things too close together. If 
in fact they are adding both video and cellphone capabilities to 
iPod(ish) devices, then they'll announce both at one event.

And then they won't do anything until January. They can't announce 
something super-cool after people have started buying christmas 
presents, but before people have given them to each other.

Personally, I don't think we are going to see the kind of video support 
that we are imagining. It's just too early, and many more people will 
want a phone than a 'television' added to their iPod.

I'm more interested in whether this new Apple phone will have pda 
features. Can I sync it with my Addressbook? (I'm sure) Will I be able 
to look at my iCal calendar and make changes??? Well -- then we've got 
the Apple PDA that Steve Jobs swore he'd never make again. And they'd 
have another customer (me) saving to buy the thing. (Well, if it's a 
flip phone, for sure. I can't hear on those damn stick phones. Oh and 
what I really want is the ability to record from an external mic at 
16bit or better. You can hack a current-model iPod to do that, but I'd 
love to not have to hack the thing. See -- it's already too much for 
one device.)

We'll see tomorrow -- any word on the time (and timezone) and if 
there's a live streaming feed???

On Sep 6, 2005, at 12:51 PM, Kunga wrote:

> This just in - no Keynote in Paris. I am in shock. I thought this
> would be the Video iPod launch point. If tomorrow is only the iTunes
> phone, then when and where will the Video iPod be introduced?
> Quote from the letter from the Paris Apple Expo:
> "... Apple Expo 2005, a five-day event that gives all a chance to try
> new products from Apple and over 250 companies.
> Apple Expo will begin at 11 a.m. (CET) Tuesday, September 20 at the
> Porte de Versailles in Paris. There will not be a formal keynote
> presentation at this year's Apple Expo at Palais des Congrès."
> -- 
> Taylor Barcroft
> New Media Publisher, Editor, Video Journalist
> Santa Cruz CA, Beach of the Silicon Valley
> http://FutureMedia.org
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