So the news is out. Just got it via the Engadget feed in Bloglines Mobile. A thinner, bigger screened, video-capable iPod. Yum.
Want my first take on the most significant part of Apple’s announcements? $1.99 TV show downloads. No commercials. I’ve been ranting for months now that I’d happily pay for episodes of Lost and other shows I watch, rather than download them (and delete them after I’ve watched). Shows that are otherwise freely broadcast over the air. Finally, someone is making that possible. I should have known it would be Apple. Now, just give me the ability to subscribe to TV shows via RSS like podcasts!
My other big question is what video codecs the new iPod will playback. I can only hope DivX is there. It would be suicidal to only allow playback of Apple’s FairPlay DRM’ed videos. Anyone know the answer? Leave me a comment.
Now to see if I can hold out until this trip is over to pick one up…
Sent wirelessly from my
Windows Mobile device.