> says he expects Apple will release both a Flash-based and photo iPod,
> but not before the end of the year.
So he isn't exactly reliable, is he - given that the colour ipod was
released the day after his report was given to customers....
Apple has an (almost) end to end system - a store, a download method
(broadband to desktop, then firewire), light DRM, a backup method and a
portable player with bags of storage - all of it seamless and cross
platform (not linux yet though). It "just works" - with a couple of
MP3 players on phones are "sporks" (not a fork, not a spoon - in other
words, it doesn't do anything very well) that do NOT really have a
seamless "click click done!" system... Can I play the phone's MP3's
through my stereo and STILL take phone calls? No? - then it's a
So yes, I think this is good news for apple and bad news for phones.
On Oct 28, 2004, at 2:25 PM, Giovanni Bertani wrote:
Merrill Lynch is suggesting that Apple will introduce a flash based
iPod by first quarter 2004 with capacities ranging from 256mb to 1gb.
I wonder if this makes any sense as MP3 playing combined with expanded
memory will come standard with a lot of the coming mobile phones
including "iTunes" equipped Motorola phones.
By the end I think that Apple wants to fill a niche that could make his
iTunes music store even more successful...
Anyway here is the report:
Cast your thought!
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