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(keitai-l) Re: Flash based iPod any sense?

From: nick may <nick_at_kyushu.com>
Date: 10/28/04
Message-Id: <2348AF52-28A7-11D9-A352-00039377A93A_at_kyushu.com>
>  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 
clicks....

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 
spork...

So yes, I think this is good news for apple and bad news for phones.

Nick


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:

http://www.thinksecret.com/news/0410merrill.html

Cast your thought!

Cheers

Giovanni


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