Kevin Rose iPod Rumors: Price Cut, New iTunes 8.0 Features and Tall, Rounded Nano

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Kevin Rose's Apple crystal ball has been wrong more often than not (he was sorta right about $199 iPhone), but this time he's seen pictures people! ("It looks pretty cool.") He says that not only will the new iPod nano be tall and skinny and giant-screened like we've heard, he says it'll be rounded (like iPhone 3G's ass-side, but all the way around), and even provides this handy rendering. His other rumorage, like a huge iTunes update with for-real new features, is all way more reasonable than his past forecasting, so they're actually possible too!

- Revamp of entire iPod line. - Small cosmetic changes to Touch, Nano to see significant redesign (see pic below). - iPods to see fairly large price drops to distance itself from the $199 iPhone. - iPod touch 2.1 software, iPhone to get update very soon after. - iTunes 8.0 ("it's a big update w/new features"). - All of this coming in the next 2-3 weeks.


In a way I kinda miss the crazier predictions even if he is more correct now-I liked hoping that at least one of his more outlandish ones was true. And he says more info-with pictures-is coming. Has Kevin finally gotten a rock solid source? [Kevin Rose]


Broken Machine

Wow...lots of ragging on the iPods, huh? I still have my 1G Nano, I've taken care of the battery, and it still lasts about 8 hours. I haven't cracked the screen as was reported ABSOLUTELY WOULD happen when they were first released. I'm happy with the product. I would buy another, but, as with any iRelease, I'll skip a few updates before upgrading - as mine is a 1G, I am due, and would like to get a 16GB player.

HOWEVER, what I am really excited about is the possibility that Apple can better fix networkability in iTunes. Have support for a server with music files and a client machine with the ability to load iPods, have support for watch folders for auto-adding to the library (without applescript) etc. Yes there are hokey programs like Folderwatch that do this, but they are kludgy and do not work well.

Also have fingers crossed for a new MacBook SOON - I got some coin burning a whole in my pocket, hurry up already!