Apple alters iPod trademark to include video

Well, this will certainly add some fuel to the fire on those video iPod rumours — Apple has updated its trademark for the iPod from “portable and handheld digital electronic devices for recording, organizing, transmitting, manipulating, and reviewing text, data, and audio files” to read “portable and handheld digital electronic devices for recording, organizing, transmitting, manipulating, and reviewing text, data, audio, image, and video files.”
Source: Engadget

I was just thinking to myself, it has been a while since I bought a new iPod (joke). After seeing how video can look on my PSP, I do not think the 2" screen of the iPod will be very inticing. What will be great is the ease of use via iTunes, of course.

Sony really needs a good interface for getting video onto the PSP (they also need a Mac compatible version; the current 1st party software is Windows only). There are good 3rd party Mac apps out for the PSP, but with the 2.0 firmware coming, they all have to update for a quasi AVC/h.264 format. If it was true h.264 video we could all use QuickTime 7 Pro, but that would be too easy, wouldn't it.

I wonder how much that video iPod will cost? The 60 GB iPod photo is $399. Will they charge $499 or more for a video iPod?

Comments (1)

LKM:
After seeing how video can look on my PSP, I do not think the 2" screen of the iPod will be very inticing.

But the iPod already has video-out. I could see it being used as some kind of video storage/player you hook up to your TV. Of course, you watch most movies only once, so storing them on an iPod is a bit pointless, but still...

Also, what about TV shows? You don't need great quality to watch the news or the Daily Show while commuting. I could see that working à la podcasting.

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