Finally the debate and soothsaying can end. Apple has had their day today and as many pundits predicted, including myself dare I say it, they will next week start shipping a video iPod, cunningly just in time for the Xmas rush.
Both Disney and Apple made the announcement today at an unveiling of the video iPod in Silicon Valley. The device, features a 2½in colour screen and can hold up to 150 hours of video as well as music and photos. Disney content for both TV and films are featured strongly as well as Jobs' Pixar productions.
Movies will sell for $1.99 per download and the video store opens for business with 2000 films. The video pods will look like large iPods in black and white versions, retailing for $300-$400.
So, lets all see how they do starting next week. Expect a stong start selling to Apple supporters and iPod lovers in particular. The key is how well they sell through Xmas and beyond. I still have my doubts, but am happy to be proved wrong!!