Coming to an iPod near you: streaming and subscriptions

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Date: Monday, August 28th, 2006, 08:05
Category: The Apple Core

Apple hasn’t released an updated iPod since October 2005 and anticipation is building as the market waits for the next development from the industry leader in portable music players. A WiFi-equipped iPod would be able to stream music from Internet radio stations and even purchase and download songs Over The Air (OTA) from the iTunes Music Store.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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"Steve Jobs" Announces Three iPods on SNL

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Date: Sunday, November 20th, 2005, 11:55
Category: Humor

Sometimes there’s a huge benefit to having a DVR, like last night when my TiVo recorded Saturday Night Live. Imagine my surprise when Steve Jobs shows up during the usually funny Weekend Update fake news segment. Naturally it wasn’t SJ himself, but SNL funnyman Fred Armisen.
Fred, er, Steve, used the SNL segment to launch three exciting new iPods:
- iPod Micro (50,000 songs, iPhoto, watch movies on it in high definition)
- iPod Pequeno (one million songs, iCal that goes “seven thousand years into the future,” iPhoto, movies), and the
- iPod Invisa (eight million songs, “every photograph ever taken,” pong, completely invisible)

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