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apple’s crazy

I hate to say I told you so…but I did.

No new iPods, but a new accessory. See it here

This is defintely a huge waste of money. It’s $350, the same retail as my ProMedia Ultras…and you can only plug in an iPod to it. Wow. For my money and for compatibility with your Nano, I’d go with the $280 Klipsch iGroove

Has slightly lower specs, but I’ve heard the iGroove and it is amazing and so much less expensive.

Also, the new Mini disappoints me. Thanks to Steve for pointing out to me that the base price is now $600. When the Mini was first introduced, it was marketed as the first $500 Apple computer. They have added two USB 2.0 ports and integrated headphone/optical audio out though, which is a great improvement, plus its utilizing DDR2.
Read more of the Mini here

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Apple & Feb 28

Think Secret reports of an email sent out to select people about a conference being held on February 28 at Apple’s Town Hall conference center at 10am PCT.

Solid information on what Apple may unveil at the event has escaped sources, but reasonable speculation suggests the debut of further Intel-based Macs or a new video iPod. Think Secret recently reported details of Apple’s intentions to release a new iPod with a larger display and integrated touch-sensitive controls.

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So, even with all the hype over the new iPod video with a possible touch screen, my money is on an Intel based Mac Mini or iBook.

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Amazon aPod?

Amazon, most famous for shipping books and CDs in the post, has started to look prehistoric as the iPod generation downloads music in seconds from Apple’s all-conquering online music store.

But the company is hatching a plan to topple Apple’s iTunes, with the launch of its own downloading service and, most intriguing of all, a possible rival to the iPod. Geeks are already calling it the “aPod”.

just what the world needs, another mp3 player, and download service, no doubt it will be incompatable with other services/devices namely the iPod, and iTunes Music Store.

When will the companies realize that it is futile to take on the awesome power that is Steve Jobs and the amazing combination of the iPod and iTunes Music Store?

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Intel 2

I only call this Intel 2 because Steve already made a post about Intel which he named Intel…or some such nonsense…and I hate him he beat me to this topic.
I wasn’t actually planning on posting this, mainly because I’m tired, but there’s more Intel news that greatly concerns Apple. While it’s great that the new Core Duo’s are 64-bit (thank God) I still pretty much thought this kind of chip would leave the succesor to the PowerMac G5 greatly underpowered. With that, I give you the quad-core Intel chip codenamed Clovertown.

According to this, it’s more powerful than the current Xeon chip, and uses less electricity. Good things, but the article hints at this only being for a server.

I really do hope that Apple has some plans for at least some variation of this chip for the new PowerMac, which I speculate will be out by November. Also, just because Steve Jobs can, and the increased net worth I’m sure he’s gained with the acquiring of Disney and Pixar, I hope to see two of these bad boys in the top end PowerMac. Along with slots for 32 gigs of ram…not that I’d ever….ever be able to use that much, I’m sure somebody at Industrial Light and Magic is drooling at that possibilty.

I look forward to next month to here more on this new project of Intel’s.

-eb