according to thinksecret, a mac rumors website, there will be a 60 gig ipod coming within 30-60 days…
more importantly, this 4G ipod will have some new features:
The new iPod, which will sit at the top of Apple’s fourth-generation line-up, will pack Toshiba’s new 60GB 1.8-inch hard drive, a 2-inch color liquid crystal display, iPhoto synchronization, audio/video-out capabilities, and will sell for $499.
could this be the extra hidden features apple was hinting toward with the release of their 4G ipod…? it seems terribly unfair for those that paid $399 for a 40gig music only ipod…. on second thought, no it doesn’t. there’s a $100 difference.
anyway… here i am with my 5gig 1st generation ipod. not that i don’t totally love my ipod. it’s strange to handle the newer ipods after having this 1st gen. the new ones are all… sleek(er). when the 1st gen ipods came out, they were THE slickest thing on the market, and for what it’s worth, they STILL up there. i’d still buy an ipod if they still had the 1st gen design (with all the new bells and whistles of the newer ipods). of course, who could turn down an ipod in any form?
so… when are the powerpods coming?
imac – powermac ibook – powerbook ipod – ???
maybe they’ll rename these color-screened photo ipods powerpods, though it doesn’t seem like it’d fit. if it was a fully dockable mobile computer… it’d work. with a little shell scripting you could maintain a mirror of your user directory on your ipod and, with an os x installation, you should be able to take your stuff (files, settings, applications… or hell with a big enough ipod, your whole hard drive) to any mac and boot off the ipod as if it were your own.
as i mentioned before, i’ve got a basic user account set up on an os x install on my ipod… but with only 5 gigs, i can’t quite mirror my hard drive. even if i had a 40 gig, i wouldn’t exactly do it unless i could hack the ipod to read the files from the itunes music directory instead of copying them elsewhere.
not such a bad idea, actually. too bad i’ve got such limited space on my ipod. and then again, how many other macs have i been in contact with? besides the demo computers on display… bah. it doesn’t matter, if i could do it, i would. 1) i’d have a second location for my hard drive back up… and 2) it’s a damned cool thing to do.