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should i get an ipod now or wait?

have any of you guys heard about an update to the ipod line? i havent heard anything, and im sure steve jobs would have announced it yesterday if there was anything. are they focusing on pushing the ipohne now? if there is a new ipod coming soon, i'll wait a little bit, but if not, i REALLY want a black 30gb video ipod now. i wouldve gotten one a while ahgo but i waited till now in case of an announcement and so far nothing. what should i do?

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iPhone

In reply to: should i get an ipod now or wait?

I think they're focusing on the iPhone. I would think they'd announce a new iPod yesterday if they were going to make one. An iPod like the iPhone would make them and Cingular loose money, so it would be logical for them to wait awhile. I want an iPhone really bad. If you can afford that, you should wait for it. If not, enjoy your iPod. Happy

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iPod

In reply to: should i get an ipod now or wait?

Although unannounced, it would seem logical that there will be new iPods in the future. Take a look at the iPhone, remove the expensive wireless phone guts, fatten it just a little, add a large capacity HD and Bingo, you have the much sort after Wide Screen iPod.

But, if REALLY want a Black 30Gb iPod with Video now, then go get it. Waiting for the next best thing usually means that you never get to buy anything

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Creative Zen M v. iPod video

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Personally, I would get the Creative. In 2004, my husband bought me the Creative Zen Xtra 40GB (the 60GB was out of stock) and this year he bought me the 5th generation iPod video 80GB. While both have their pros and cons, I would recommend the Creative. Here's why:

*The Creative is very sturdy, and it's comparable now in size to the ipod.
*Creative can be used with a variety of players: Windows Media Player, MediaSource, Music Match, etc. And you don't even really need a player -- you can use "drag and drop" with the new Creative's. I bought the Microphoto for my sister and the Zen V Plus for my brother, and all you have to do is right-click to add music if you wish.
*Apple's iPod is overpriced. Granted, the price has come down a bit, but it's still overpriced when you can get comparable mp3 players out there that can be used with such a wide variety of players.

I'm a tad biased on Creative, but that's only because I'm new to iTunes and, while it's supposed to be really easy to use, it's very difficult for me to get used to after using Windows Media Player for two years (and was very fond of version 10.0).

Creative's players are also very sturdy. While it's never recommended to drop them, I accidentally dropped my Jukebox Zen Xtra from table height two or three times. Nothing bad happened. I dropped my ipod from a seated position in a normal chair, and busted the motherboard. Oops -- not as sturdy as I had once thought.

I hope this information helps you with your choice.

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ipod now or wait

In reply to: Creative Zen M v. iPod video

sorry -- this post was obviously supposed to be posted on another discussion.

Though, if I were you, I'd buy the ipod and don't bother with the phone. I'm guessing there will be a lot of kinks and it won't be worth the money.

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