A video iPod, too?
Long rumored, the Apple Video iPod is here.
For some reason – probably because I didn’t spend that much time really thinking about it – I didn’t think that TV shows would be on the V-pod – at launch.
But there they will be. In glorious technicolor. Episodes of ABC’s Lost and Desperate Housewives will be available for $1.99 a pop from the online iTunes store the day after they first air on television.
Disney owns ABC and has been a partner of Steve Jobs and the cartoon studio, Pixar Animation.
A 30-gigabyte version – in black or white – will sell for $299 and a 60-gigabyte model, $399. (Note, the screen is color not black and white) Now, I haven’t kept up on all the various “thin and beautiful” iPod models – the Nano, Shuffle, Photo, Original Recipe, and how they are selling. But unless Apple learned nothing, from their early years (which last 20 years), they feel being first this time will pay off.
But this could be useful, it seems for those who miss their favorite shows. It might even make people want to take the bus or the train into work.
It will take awhile, I believe, to sort out what channels go where on the inevitable copycat models by others. I wonder what will be the V-pod’s first “One small step for man … ” or Sept. 11, 2001 moment?