Video iPod: From rumour to reality?

by admin October 5, 2005 at 10:53 am

Let’s examine the evidence…

With Apple confirming it will expand its product line on 12 October, could the Cupertino firm really be lining up an iPod capable of playing videos?

Second-guessing Apple’s product launches has long been a favourite sport of the Mac faithful, and theories over the company’s next baby turning out to be a video iPod are gaining legs fast.

While Apple’s launch invite to journalists gives very little away – the words ‘One more thing?’ appear over a red stage curtain – its location has already set tongues wagging. The UK launch event will take place in BBC Television centre, while the US occasion is scheduled for the California Theatre in San Jose.

The rumour mill was first fed by record execs, who claimed they had been briefed on a video iPod, while iTunes gained video capabilities some months ago.

Bloggers have also claimed to have found ‘buy video’ and ‘add video’ images in iTunes’ image resources.

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