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You know when you’re watching a football game, and your team is down by 8 with 3 minutes left, and they start thanking the producer and the director and all that stuff?   Like the game is over?  I never liked that.  I’d shout at the tv, it’s not over!  Stop thanking people!

Apple special events can be like that too.  Like today when they put Jack Johnson out to sing.  This can’t be over, not yet!  We need more stuff!  Jack!  Stop singing!!!

So today there’s a new nano and a new touch.  With the touch, Apple demonstrates an incredible ability to offer what should have been in version 1, like volume controls, and make us want to upgrade.   Here are some thoughts on today’s news:

iPod touch.  The Nike thing built into the touch is nice, having is better than not having, unless having makes it bulky.  And the touch is far from bulky.  But I’m not running with my touch — it’s too big and I know I’d drop it.   Built-in Nike would have been REALLY nice in the nano.  The aapl in me is glad they didn’t drop the price too much – comparing it to the iPhone’s retail sticker makes no sense.

The new nano.  I like the shake to shuffle, even though all the comments on AppleInsider this morning said Yeah Right.   I like the tall form factor better than the fatty.  I’m on a 2G right now and don’t see myself buying a nano until my current one dies.  I find my touch is big enough for video, I don’t see myself watching much on a nano.

Classic.  A little confusion here.  They had the classic in 160GB and  80GB, now they’re just offering a slim-sized 120?  Maybe the 160 didn’t sell so well.  I’ve aways secretly wanted a classic.  Glad to see they aren’t dropping it yet, despite the slightly weird news.  I have a touch, so it’s hard to justify the classic.  I’ll just keep wanting one.  Silver.  If you’re getting one, buy it on Amazon so I get a cut.

iTunes.  The Genius thing in iTunes?  I don’t think I’ll use that much.   Glad to see NBC back as I really like The Office.  I’ll fill in the gaps with episodes I didn’t rip from my TiVo.  I like to think NBC came crawling back, but I don’t know if that’s true or not.

What was missing?    I’d like to sync my iPod touch over wifi.  I keep it downstairs where I charge it.  When I’m going out the door why should I have to go upstairs to grab the latest podcasts?  They should have synced already, over wifi.  While you’re at it, support the Radio Remote on the touch!

The last earnings call had a juicy hint about things to come.  I don’t think anything announced today met the expectations for what was suggested.  So — there must be more stuff that’s going to drop.  Maybe another event next month?

Some notes on Murphy Mac:

Where have you been Murphy?

Murphy is the proud Dada of a new little girl, just 4 weeks old.  Now I’ve got two little angels.  So I’ve been busy with little girl stuff, and I was working on the same secret project I spent time on last summer, which I’m still working on now.  But I expect to get back to some regular posting.  Thanks for not dropping the RSS feed.

What else have you been doing?

I’ve also been working for a long LONG time on an article about the Mac tablet or Mac touch that I’d like to see.  I hope to have that out the door soon.  If you have thoughts on that send me an email.  Murphy at murphymac.   Dotcom.

Finally, I’ve been working on some course materials for enterprises interested in moving users from Windows to Mac.  If you’re interested in having Murphy talk to people at your organization please send an email.  Murphy at murphymac.  Dotcom.

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11 comments to “New iPods”

  1. Hi Murphy

    Congrats on the latest addition to your family!

  2. iPod family Steve? 😉

  3. Thanks! I instantly got a bunch of email requesting photos. I’ll have to put some up…

  4. congratulations from an Italian rss subscriber to Murphy for the little girl! :)

  5. Congratlations Mr. Murphy!

  6. Congrats!!

  7. Congratulations! And it’s nice to hear from you again. : )

  8. Your Amazon link is broken.

  9. Thanks Macless, fixed.

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