Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Watch for Apple's Big Event Next Week

Apple sent out invitations yesterday for a media event in San Jose next week. Although the company refused to answer any questions about the invitation, USA Today speculated that they might be introducing a portable unit--similar to their iPod--that will play video as well as audio.

USA Today quotes securities analyst Charles Wolf, indicating that "a video iPod will be a tougher sell than a pure audio device." He says, "This will be far less popular."

Maybe so . . . initially. However, this also opens the door to allowing written material to be downloaded on the device--echoing the wildly popular trend in Japan where people are accustomed to reading novels on their cell phones.

Just musing . . .

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