iPod Photo

ipod_photoNew iPod Photo announced. 40 & 60Gb versions and for not too shabby a price. Looks good and would be a definite buy if I didn’t have an iPod already. Main issue for me is that Apple’s support of existing users is pretty shabby. I love my iPod but some fairly basic updates wouldn’t have gone amiss – heck – I can’t even play back tracks without any gaps between them. These kind of features should be in as a basic minimum. Good to see battery life quoted at 15 hours though. Don’t know if I would get much mileage out of viewing photo’s on the screen…a more practical screen will probably be found in the next version due in March. I would however love to see the album art while my mp3’s are playing. Very cool. Still…won’t be upgrading. Also odd to see the new U2 special edition iPod more prominent on the Apple website over the new iPod Photo.

Finally, iTunes 4.7 is now available. Probably with updates for new iPods only….hey-ho.

 

2 Comments

  1. 4.7 offers a “View duplicated songs” option. Ohh and I read that it offers system tray minimising as well (woo feckin hoo).

    Bit light this update if you ask me, and my iTunes now loads even MORE slowly. Bloaty mcbloat doesn’t have a look in..

  2. Yep – light on updates. Similar functionality can be found here – http://otto.homedns.org:8888/itunes/

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