Apple announced the new 30gb and 60gb ipod. They're slimmer. They have longer battery life. They come in white or black. They have a larger color screen. They have, drumroll please, video. Oooooooo...
So apparently the deal is that people will be able to purchase for $1.99 or so, episodes of shows like Lost or Desperate Housewives and watch them, commercial free on their ipod. Now this is a great idea, but to be honest, I'm probably not going to pay money to watch a show I already pay a cable bill to see.
What intrigues me is the thought that someone, somehow, will figure out a way to pull shows from say, a Tivo connected to a computer, and plug them into the ipod.
In any case, regardless of whether people are interested in video or not, the unit will sell as they cost the same as the previous generation ipod photos.
Which brings up the ultimate question for the monetarily unendowed (read: me) - Is there any place where the ipod photo sans video can be purchased now at a discount? Please?