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Latest i-stuff from Apple

  1. Sep 12, 2006 #1
    An 80GB iPod and iTunes 7 (it can come up with any album's cover art! :bugeye: ) are probably the news. May be some of you will also be interested in the 30GB version that's now $50 cheaper.
    http://apple.slashdot.org/apple/06/09/12/1856217.shtml
     
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  3. Sep 12, 2006 #2

    chroot

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    I have 160GB of music. I have no use for iPods. :frown:

    - Warren
     
  4. Sep 12, 2006 #3
    :eek: Even my computer's hard disk is only a third of that. How much of that 160GB do you listen to frequently?
     
  5. Sep 12, 2006 #4
    I have about 150G of music, have broke 1 ipod (Screen), and now use it as a storage device, my next was stolen, and now I have a nano.. If this goes I will just not bother buying another ipod, but I like it for my car.

    Chroot, you really dont need to take all your music with you :) you could just select some for on the go listening :)
     
  6. Sep 12, 2006 #5

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    Hmm I only have 38GB of music, and a 40GB iPod. Since I listen to ~90% of it regularly, and am always buying new music, I'm rather tempted to upgrade!
     
  7. Sep 12, 2006 #6
    I lost (didn't lose it, it just died) a 180gig hd. It had about 160gigs of music, that was sorted, had proper ID3 information, and album art. It was a sad day:frown: During that time, I didn't really like my iPod.

    Now I have 15 gigs of music, and it fits nicely on my iPod.
     
  8. Sep 12, 2006 #7

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    Also,
    The iPod shuffle is only 1.6 inches wide, and grey now!
    http://www.apple.com/ipodshuffle/

    The iPod nano, as predicted, is now smaller, holds more, plays games, and is in green, blue, pink, white, and red. Battery life is now TWENTY-FOUR HOURS!!!
    http://www.apple.com/ipodnano/ads/

    The iPod's battery life is now 20 hours for music, and 6.5 for movie play. It is up to 80 GB, which is twice the amount in my computer, and it is 30% thinner.

    iTunes 7.0.0... just wow. Aside from the new revamping and look, AND the new viewing options that look pretty cool, as expected, one now can buy and play movies for only $10 (many complications arose concerning price and other companies' prices).
    http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewGenre?id=33
    Unexpectedly, you can now buy games for your iPod
    http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewGenre?id=35

    With the advent of these cheap online videos, is Apple going to be dipping into the porn industry? :biggrin:

    Yeah, I am defintley upgrading, when I get my new iMac around December.
     
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  9. Sep 12, 2006 #8
    After I bought my new ipod, I saw the new Sony Digital Walkman, I wish I bought that now :(

    Macbook?

    I just bought one, Im impressed, but save yourself some cash and only get the basic model, dont get Apple RAM or increase the harddisk its a rip off. I upgraded my RAM to 2G for 150E. Its a powerful beast, and I am loving the Unix sh
     
  10. Sep 12, 2006 #9

    Mk

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    Don't get Apple RAM? Thanks than. I want 2 gigs, how should I go about?

    iMac, not Macbook.
     
  11. Sep 12, 2006 #10
    Sigh I just bought a Toshiba Gigabeat because it was cheaper than the Ipod's were when I had to replace my Ipod Mini. Oh how I miss my Ipod.
     
  12. Sep 13, 2006 #11
    http://www.macsales.com/

    Waaay cheaper
     
  13. Sep 13, 2006 #12

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  14. Sep 13, 2006 #13

    JasonRox

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    Bragging about how much music you have? (a.k.a. mostly stolen music)

    Personally, I listen to music regularly but I don't feel the need to hold onto it (as in keep it stored somewhere for whatever reason or I'll die attitude) and listen to it all day, like on the bus, walking in school, picking my nose, working out, etc...

    I think listening to music that much takes you away from living life and experiencing important social situations. People won't talk to you at the gym, or atleast I won't and many others don't. That's good and bad. I won't start a conversation with someone with music on the bus. Among other things. It's not because I have a bad attitude towards them, but normally because when I do start a conversation with them, it is apparent that they lack social skills. It gets boring quickly and I send body language that I'm not interested, but because they lack social skills they don't register it and sometimes it renders useless, so I say it directly, like I'm busy or something.

    Anyways, I'd consider socializing or even plain simple walking down the halls over listening to music anyday. I can listen to music when I'm reading or when I'm on the computer. Every other time just takes you away from life.

    If you lack social skills (e.g. hard to talk to girls or even start a conversation with someone of your own sex), take those earphones off and live a little. When I started opening up, my social skills started improving. It's that simple.

    I have a friend who's really big on music with a massive library, but he also probably agrees with the above. I never see him with an MP3 player anywhere really. Heck, he drives with no music on because the radio is broken and never bothered to bring his MP3 player with him.
     
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  15. Sep 13, 2006 #14
    I also have a massive Vinyl collection, dont presume its *all* downloaded, a lot of what I have cant be its just not out there

    Glad you are speaking for yourself :wink:
     
  16. Sep 13, 2006 #15
    I only use my ipod in my car. I converted all of my albums to mp3 as well as a bunch of audiobooks and it just plugs into my radio (though i had to find one with Aux In). Makes it so much easier than looking through my 100+ cd cases.
     
  17. Sep 13, 2006 #16

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    I don't own a portable mp3 player. I listen to music while I'm working alone on something, or studying. When I'm at home and want some background noise, I prefer music over leaving the TV on. I listen to music when I'm driving. That's about it. My large music collection is not an indication that I lack social skills, never pull the earbuds out of my ears, or have any other sort of dysfunction worthy of contempt. It's simply evidence that I like many different varieties of music.

    Your rant was entertaining, though wholly irrelevant, JasonRox.

    - Warren
     
  18. Sep 13, 2006 #17

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    I never said a large library was an indication of weak social skills. Simply those who listen to it all the time.
     
  19. Sep 13, 2006 #18

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    :rofl: I don't think that requires a large music collection. My biggest pet-peeve about people listening to their MP3 players (or any other portable music player) is when you need to talk to them about something and the leave the earbuds in! I never know if they're really listening to me or their music. :grumpy:

    I finally caved in and got an iPod Nano...mostly, I use it in the library...or when I'm in the shared microscope facility where it would disturb others to play music through computer speakers (besides, the computers are there for work, not music). I don't need anything large or that holds my entire library of music, just something that lets me listen to some of my music without carrying around a clunky CD player, which is what I had previously. My only complaint with it is...who decided people needed so many miles of cord on the earbuds? I keep the wire wrapped around the iPod a few times just to keep from tangling myself up in it! :rofl: I have a more comfortable pair of earbuds around somewhere, but can't find them just now.
     
  20. Sep 14, 2006 #19
    So people who listen to music have a lack of social skills? What a load of cobbelers
     
  21. Sep 14, 2006 #20

    JasonRox

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    I explained how I experience that.

    Also, if you read my post... I say "I think..." and so on. I never said these things as fact. Read my post.
     
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