Your opinions on the new ipod range/new itunes/ping.

#1 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -

So a few days back Apple announced a redesign of the ipod touch, the nano and the shuffle (pretty much going back a generation). They also released itunes 10, apart from the a few visual changes it's relatively the same. I don't really understand the lack of colour, it just makes the program look dull. Also the new layout option of having album art along the side looks hideous. It's as if they want to turn itunes into Windows media player which is definitely not a good way to go. As for ping, i know it's in its early stages and much will change (hopefully) but at the moment it looks absolutely pointless, you can't even listen to full song even though the service is exclusively about music!  
 
But anyway, Im super exited for the new iPod Touch range. It's pretty much an iphone 4 that is only lacking in the ability to make calls, yet its half the price. It'll certainly be on my christmas list, if not in my hands before then.  
 
So what are your thoughts?

#2 Posted by stinky (1549 posts) -

 
iTunes 10, great update IMO, cleaner feel.
ping, i dont think that much of, some people may like it but glad to see its ignorable.  

iPod touch is kinda wow, if i can afford it later on i would like to have it but my original one works fine still. 
  
other ipods look fine, but not my thing.

#3 Posted by Karmum (11519 posts) -

Not a big fan of iTunes 10 right now, perhaps it's just something that I need to get used to. It still works (somewhat), which is good. As for the new iPod Touch, I'm seriously considering buying one, not for music purposes though. I still find my Zune HD to be a fantastic music player, but it's pretty awful in the apps department. I've went almost a year without complaining about apps too much, but I'm kind of itching for some. That and FaceTime on the new iPod Touch is pretty nice.

#4 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

It was good of them to fix the ipod shuffle but the nano is a shadow of its past, no video, smaller screen and a clip, now its just a shuffle with a screen

#5 Posted by Gav47 (1542 posts) -

I was going to get the new Touch but the sub mega pixel camera is really bumming me out at the moment. I hope Tested do an article comparing it to the iPhone's camera so I can see what its like. I also prefer the look of the old Nano.

#6 Posted by Blair (2507 posts) -

I bought a new iPod Touch 4 (32gb).  I was really hoping it would take styling tips from the iPhone 4, so I was disappointed.  Also, it's way too thin.  Making things thinner and smaller doesn't make them better.  To be honest, I needed a new iPod so I bought one.  I'll see what I really think when I get it.    

#7 Posted by 02sfraser (847 posts) -

iTunes 10 is brilliant and Ping is just another social networking option that I'm sure will kick of soon enough. Thing that excites me for Ping is small bands might get more coverage with people liking albums and spreading the word easily.
 
New iPod Touch range is a awesome piece of technology and I think the new Nano is so bloody cool. Would love to try one since I think the screen looks awkward but people reviewing it say it's great.

#8 Posted by WitchHunter_Z (882 posts) -

Those things still made by Apple? Yeah, no thanks then.

#9 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -
@Gav47 said:
" I was going to get the new Touch but the sub mega pixel camera is really bumming me out at the moment. I hope Tested do an article comparing it to the iPhone's camera so I can see what its like. I also prefer the look of the old Nano. "
I think the camera is the same as on the iphone 4. Films in 720p and shoots 5 mega pixel images?
#10 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

I like how with the new Itunes whenever I delete a podcast off my ipod it doesn't freeze up for ten seconds anymore.

#11 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -
@WitchHunter_Z said:
" Those things still made by Apple? Yeah, no thanks then. "
And your reasoning?
#12 Posted by WitchHunter_Z (882 posts) -
@Djeffers03: I don't like their marketing, pricing, closed philosophy or holier than thou attitude.
#13 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -
@WitchHunter_Z: It's good business. And the price of ipods, particularly touches is extremely reasonable for what they do unlike say an iphone or mac.
#14 Edited by Gav47 (1542 posts) -
@Djeffers03: Are you sure? The guys in the comments over at tested say not. Anyway I'll wait on till there is some good comparison shots before buying.
 
From Apple site 
 

Cameras, photos, and video

  • Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still photos (960 x 720) with back camera      
#15 Posted by Droop (1879 posts) -

The new iTunes logo is super ugly.

#16 Posted by WitchHunter_Z (882 posts) -
@Djeffers03:  The cheapest iPod Touch is about  £190. True, it is a rather impressive piece of hardware but for that kind of cash you can get an Xbox 360. I don't feel that the apps that are available for it are worth shelling out that much cash, instead of paying £100 or so and getting an MP3 player that lets me use whatever program I want to to sync with it and offers far, far more space than 8GB.
#17 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -
@Gav47 said:
" @Djeffers03: Are you sure? The guys in the comments over at tested say not. Anyway I'll wait on till there is some good comparison shots before buying.
 
From Apple site 
 

Cameras, photos, and video

  • Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still photos (960 x 720) with back camera      
"
Im not sure, don't quote me on that. It's only logical to have the same camera on the ipod touch as the iphone but you should probably trust the tested guys over me :)
#18 Posted by BeachThunder (11949 posts) -
@Droop said:
" The new iTunes logo is super ugly. "
Agreed. The old one wasn't exactly great, but the new one is boring =|
#19 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

Dont even know what this "ping" is, but the new iPod Nano looks sweet. If I didn't have an iPhone I'd buy one. I don't care about iTunes.

#20 Posted by Brontes_Muse (187 posts) -

I think the ipod nano is going to be pretty popular

#21 Posted by Brontes_Muse (187 posts) -
@02sfraser said:
" iTunes 10 is brilliant and Ping is just another social networking option that I'm sure will kick of soon enough. Thing that excites me for Ping is small bands might get more coverage with people liking albums and spreading the word easily.  New iPod Touch range is a awesome piece of technology and I think the new Nano is so bloody cool. Would love to try one since I think the screen looks awkward but people reviewing it say it's great. "
I agree with ping helping small bands
#22 Edited by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

iTunes 10 a piece of shit and buggy as hell. 
 
For some reason it opening my music in a broken visualizer when I just try to play it. 
 
I couldn't care less about Ping.

#23 Posted by MistaSparkle (2148 posts) -

I tried Ping and thought that was a big waste of time. Nobody I care about is on it. None of my friends or artists.

#24 Posted by Brontes_Muse (187 posts) -

I think ping is new, and others will join pretty quickly

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