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iPod Touch: This is What We’ve All Been Waiting For

October 4, 2007

So the “official” launch date for the iPod touch was this past Friday, but they actually hit the streets a few weeks ago. I had to fire Fitzy the intern because that little bastard didn’t get me one as soon as it hit the streets, but I stopped letting Lake run the internship program, and the new interns seem to be a little more on it.


I’ve been waiting for the touch screen iPod for almost two years, right after they started going to video and color and the rumors started flying. This is what the iPod always should have been, and really the first generation of a machine that really brings together music, video, and pictures the right way.

I know what you’re all thinking. What about the iPhone? Isn’t the Touch just a gimped version of the Jesus phone? Hell, as far as I’m concerned the iPhone is a gimped version of the iPod Touch. First of all, it has a bigger hard drive so you can fit more content on it. Second, you buy it and the damn thing is yours. No BS $75 a month service plan. No terrible service everywhere except downtown Atlanta (seriously, I was sitting with an iPhone in Midtown Manhattan and it didn’t have any damn service.) It would be nice to have some of the email functions and the navi searches, but otherwise it has everything you need.


Someone asked if I just wanted to get the new iPod just because I wanted to go *flicking motion*. And I said hell yeah. Then I got the damn thing. Let me tell you, the first time I hit a free wifi spot in a hotel room the damn thing was pure magic. Full surfing, and fast. Handheld Porn. YouTube access. iTunes downloads and purchases. You can hit your webmail. This thing is great. Hopefully they will keep unlocking things with the firmware upgrades (there already seems to be a hidden bluetooth radio in there). This is the first step toward a true handheld Mac…maybe a precursor to a Newton that will actually work. Not to mention watching video and TV on the thing. It was great. I need to figure out how to rip shows off my Tivo and I’ll be golden. Sure, I know they will probably have big bad ass 40Gig versions by next year this time…but for right now? Just go get it.


New iPod Touch to hit the streets

September 4, 2007

You know I’m a sucker for new technology, and I usually ride the sideline until the second generation release, but this is a no-brainer.  Apple is releasing the sixth generation iPod with iPhone-like screen and touch interface!


That’s right, all the good stuff about the iPhone: cool interface, slick design, envy of strangers…with none of the downside: shitty AT&T service, small storage size, ridiculous price for more than you really want.  Hopefully they keep in the wi-fi access and a web browser.  Just strip out the phone functions, the camera, email capability and all that other crap and give me the iPod I wanted before the iPhone came out.

They are also supposedly updating the iPod mini, to a small and square version already dubbed the iPod phat. 


Nike is probably pissed at all the money that they will have to spend to revamp that shoe thing they’ve got going, but it probably just means more money for them too.

I will be the first on the block to grab one.  I’ll let you know how it is.


And a few hundred thousand iPhone early adopters simultaneously shed a tear