Apple to launch gPod - hit of the year?

Posted on Friday, Apr 01 2005 @ 20:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
-- Update: This article was an April Foolsday Joke ---

News has reached us that Apple is going to launch a new stunning media device called the gPod. This new portable media player from Apple has two major features: games and movies. Other improvements are enhanced battery life and bigger storage capacities.

The gPod is a bit bigger as Apple's iPod Photo but it features a built-in joystick and two buttons to make it a perfect game console. Its 65,536-color LCD display is also 0.5-inch bigger than the iPod photo. Specialists believe that this device could become a serious Sony PSP rival. Here's a quick look at some of the new features offered by the gPod:
Apple's gPod:
  • Available in 80GB and 120GB capacities.
  • 2.5-inch (diagonal) 65,536-color LCD with LED backlight
  • Built-in pocket Quicktime player to playback movies.
  • Support for iGames.
  • Audio support: AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, WAV and AIFF.
  • Photo support: JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD and PNG.
  • Video support: MPEG-4, H.263, XviD and DivX.
  • Batterylife: 16 hours of music playback and 6 hours of movie/games playback.
  • Charges in 3 hours.
  • Size (in inches): 4.6 x 2.8 x 1.35
  • Weight: 9 ounces.
  • Many leading game developers have announced to launch iGames versions of their best-selling games. Some rumours even suggest that 3D Realms has decided to finish Duke Nukem Forever to launch an iGames version - but that's just a wild rumour.

    The price of the gPod hasn't been disclosed yet but some more information and pictures about this amazing new iPod can be found here!


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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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    Re: Apple to launch gPod - hit of the year?
    by Anonymous on Friday, Apr 08 2005 @ 01:30 CEST
    That was a joke...



    • Reply by Anonymous on Monday, Apr 11 2005 @ 00:19 CEST

      April FOOLS. Remove.


    Re: Apple to launch gPod - hit of the year?
    by Anonymous on Saturday, Sep 03 2005 @ 19:22 CEST
    total joke....