Apple Throws iPod touch a Lifeline While Dell Tries…Again, iTunes Seeing More Flick Debuts, iTunes Rumors & More

Apple Throws iPod touch a Lifeline While Dell Tries…Again, iTunes Seeing More Flick Debuts, iTunes Rumors & More

 

Fanmail for some flounder: Apple’s going to go live with a new TV commercial, bypassing all of their typical ad geniuses at Chiat/Day (genii’s?) in favor of a fan-based, YouTube-driven bit of home brew. What, what? Yeah, exactly: 18-year-old Nick Haley, a student and Apple fan and fanatic, got a call about his iPod touch commercial and then in short order a plane ride to LA and a TV commercial. The iPod touch, lagging as it is in sales, could probably use all the help it can get.

 

Fool me once: Try to lift a bit of Apple’s mojo, mostly unthinkable by CEO Michael Dell’s lights a few years ago Dell, in some sincere act of flattery, is lifting lots of iMac magic for its XPS One. Just what the world’s been waiting for: a bad copy of something great. Perfect.

 

Straight to iTunes: Unlikely cult fav (quick: name his last three movies) Ed Burns is trying to upend the film distribution model by releasing his latest film, Purple Violets, for debut on iTunes. Expected to hit November 20th and cost $14.99 Burns’ flick, self-described as a “small, talky’ movie is hoping to find an audience that’s not being found through traditional theatrical mediums. We're still not probably going to see it, drawn instead by the new Rambo flick, but nice try Ed.

 

And speaking of iTunes: The Washington Post is saying that like Universal, another big player (unnamed at this point but rumored to be Warner Brothers) is thinking of shifting from long term contract to month-to-month with iTunes. The reason? The do-re-mi, apparently. Steve Jobs has not returned our calls for comment mostly on account of him not wanting to lose count and having to start counting to a billion again.

 

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Andrew

"We like out posts to make sense, please."

OUT posts?

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davesmall

Geez, what makes you think iTouch sales are lagging. Surely nothing in the article that you referenced.

According to the Apple online store the iTouch is the second best selling iPod after the Nano. Look here:
http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore

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Anonymous

laffed my a** off. watching ed burns' movies has been proven to make one lame. [also see: John Cusack movies].

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Anonymous

What in the hell is this?

"Try to lift a bit of Apple’s mojo, mostly unthinkable by CEO Michael Dell’s lights a few years ago Dell, in some sincere act of flattery, is lifting lots of iMac magic for its XPS One."

This sounds like something from the book "1984." New-Speak anyone? Good thing that articles are linked...

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Tony

I couldnt agree more with the comments about how this article is missing the point of the article its talking about and how MacLife.com is losing it. Try to figure out this sentence from this article: "Try to lift a bit of Apple’s mojo, mostly unthinkable by CEO Michael Dell’s lights a few years ago Dell, in some sincere act of flattery, is lifting lots of iMac magic for its XPS One." Whaaaaaaaaaaat?!

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K Brown

1. If you think writing in the style of TMZ makes MacLife more hip or accessible you're wrong. These news pieces read like a conversation between two teenage girls.

2. If the line about the touch's sales was meant to be sarcastic it's lost on the reader because they have to read the referenced article to get the joke. After reading the article there's no mention of bad or failing sales of the touch (only the classic) so there is no sarcasm just either a purposeful misreprestation of the fact for headlines or bad editing. Which is it.

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Anonymous

Whoever wrote this has no idea how to write. Seriously, I read blogs all the time, casual writing is great. This person tried to be casual and failed, as did their use of the English language. Plus, Ihave a feeling mac users are pretty cool with Ed Burns.

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Smitty

The article talks about lagging sales of the CLASSIC not the TOUCH.

Does anyone know how to read?????????????

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Anonymous

Not since the internets invaded our lives, no.

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ReverendRob

I love how people write something off before it's even had a chance. I just bought a new iPod Classic. Why? The damn 160 GB hard drive, that's why! When I can get 160 GB of flash memory for the same price, come back and we'll talk. The Touch's screen is probably one of the greatest innovations in recent computing, and it's great to finally have WiFi, but what good is it all with such a small storage capacity? Proof-of-Concept? The Nano's got the lead because of it's size, but people are going to be buying regular iPods for a while because of that capacity.

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Dave Barnes

"genii’s?"

Oh, you were so close.
"genii" is the plural of "genius". I have no idea why you got so possive about it.

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MaccidX

What about the AppleTV? How is that doing? I bought it and I like it, it's a nice little piece of machinery.

Nice TV companion.

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Michael Dunlop

oh crap, someone already said that....

why would the touch be lagging anyway? the touch is the most awesome media player EVER made.

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Michael Dunlop

uuuhhh.... the "lagging as it is in sales" link is about the iPod Classic, not the Touch.

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Anonymous

Didn't the article linked to claim that CLASSIC sales are expected to lag? Did I read wrong? If not, this is the second time Maclife has misrepresented an article to imply the touch is not doing well. Why the hate for the touch?

Plus, I just reread the article and it doesn't even say that classic sales are necessarily lagging now, but that they will.

Weird.

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