Apple revises their iPod Line-up
Everyone’s new favorite music company was getting a bit sloppy with their portable players.
First-off, the iPod photo was a huge mistake… it should have been was the “iPod Color”. Here’s why:
- Some people thought it could only display photos. (If you can believe it.)
- Separating out the photo feature from the rest of the device made it seem more foreign, and has still prevented it from catching-on so to speak.
- People don’t give a crap about taking their photos on-the-go! It’s one thing if the iPod has a camera in it… but considering a lot of iPod users are on Windows without a decent set of photo software, there’s no real reason for anyone to use this feature. Even I have most of my pics on my iPod, yet I never view them. It’s an overall waste.
It’s one thing if they’ve added a color screen to the regular, classic iPod, which they’ve now simplified the line-up to, but photos and color games weren’t enough. Album artwork is probably the coolest feature, honestly, but it’s not something that I would have paid extra for. (I got my iPod Photo for free, hehe.) :)
All-in-all, I predicted that Apple, after slurging into too many choices, would simplify their line-up. They’ll drop the U2 iPod eventually, and it’ll be down to just the three:
- iPod Shuffle
- iPod Mini
- and, of course, the iPod.
Photos definitely weren’t the next big thing. That was just Steve Jobs buying himself a bit of time for the iTunes Movie Store, which had better be on its way. ;)