An interesting story in The Australian newspaper’s IT section by long time Apple watcher David Frith, on video podcasting and rumours of developments at Apple.

‘Video-pod: fact or phantom?’

THE personal computing world has been abuzz over the past week with claims Apple Computer is planning to follow up its phenomenally successful iPod music player with a “video-pod” portable device.

Like many Apple rumours, it sounds unlikely at first: chief executive Steve Jobs has previously downplayed speculation along these lines, saying he can’t see much of a market for the concept.

Mobile music is one thing, mobile video quite another.

Maybe by the time I get around to buying an iPod they’ll have built in a video capability so I get a twofer.


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