Feeds

Apple gears up to launch 'true video iPod'

Will sport a 3.5in display and virtual clickwheel, claims site

High performance access to file storage

Time to drool, iPod fans. Apple is preparing the long-anticipated video-specific iPod, complete with a 3.5in, colour touch-sensitive display that covers the entire front face of the device and sporting a virtual clickwheel, according to a report posted on the web today.

At this stage, it's not clear how much storage capacity the device will offer, Think Secret claims, but the site's sources maintain the video iPod will not feature either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi technology. It can be connected to a TV, however.

Rumours of an iPod video player surfaced last Summer, only to be dampened somewhat by the launch of the fifth-generation iPod and its support for video playback in October 2005. At the time, however, Think Secret maintained that the rumoured device was still in the works with a view to a release further down the line.

Earlier this week, Apple said it had sold 12m video downloads since adding the facility to the audio iPod, so it may well feel the time is right to exploit this demand further with an iPod that's a video player first, music device second. Apparently, it's looking to a Spring launch, maybe late March or early April. Saturday, 1 April marks Apple's 30th birthday, but that's clearly a very loaded date for other reasons. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
WTF happened to Pac-Man?
In his thirties and still afraid of ghosts
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
Happy 25th birthday, Game Boy!
Monochrome handset ushered in modern mobile gaming era
Leaked photos may indicate slimmer next-generation iPad
Will iPad Air evolve into iPad Helium?
True optical zoom coming to HTC smartphone cameras
Time to ditch that heavy DSLR? Maybe in a year, year and a half
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.