Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The new video Ipod?

Apparently, Apple has put the 60GB iPod on its "at risk" list. That's a designation Apple provides to retailers to give them a heads up that a product may be in short supply in the near future. Apple doesn't provide any explanation for why a certain product is categorized this way. It could be that it's sold so well that supply can't keep up with demand. It could be that it's being replaced with a higher-capacity model. Or it just could be -- and you know where this is going -- that it's being phased out to make room for the one true video iPod.

That seems to be the consensus on the internets, and even some financial analysts are betting on that scenario. Shaw Wu, of American Technology Research, told clients that he believes Apple is working on a wide-screen video iPod with Bluetooth, and that his "checks" confirm this. This new Ipod will feature a screen that takes up the entire face of the Ipod and features a touch-screen virtual wheel (see picture). The picture is probably a fake but that's not to say this concept isn't already in the works...


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