Friday, June 18, 2004

Memo to Steve Jobs: Give iPod Color!

Great little article on how the iPod should move on into the future, and which direction its product line should take. To everyone out there that shares the passion and love to your cool-looking MP3 playing device as much as I do, here're a few hints:

More storage:

"there was the June 2 announcement by Toshiba that it increased the capacity of its 1.8-inch hard drive (the one used by iPod) to 60 gigabytes—20 gigabytes more than its previous high-end unit in that form factor. Sixty gigabytes is “more music [storage] than anyone will ever need,” says Phil Leigh, an analyst with Inside Digital Media."

Perhaps, more functionality, though I wouldn't mix photos, and say, email capabilities into it. Would you put mix your Blackberry and iPod into one device? Though..a bit of a friendlier colourful UI wouldn't do any harm, right?

"Apple CEO Steve Jobs has resisted calls to offer non-music applications on the iPod, most famously quipping, “It’s the music, stupid” during an April press conference"

Link to original article (requires subscription to MIT Technology review)

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