Apple is known for taken common electronic parts and putting them together into something amazing. Apple invents very little, but they make a lot of things better. MP3 Players, Cell Phones and almost every Mac user would say the Mac laptops/computers as well.
However my rumor sources are now saying that the next generation iPods may have ePaper screens. No, the iPod is not going to be flexible, that would just be silly.
1. Takes a lot less power.
2. MUCH Easier on the eyes.
3. No need of backlighting.
5. More durable
Amazon’s Kindle was the first popular device to use ePaper. You can bet that Apple has been keeping a close eye on this device. Apple has been keeping an even closer eye on the consumers that have been using the Kindle.
Have you connected the dots yet?
Let’s connect them for you.
Apple, or namely iTunes, has made a killing selling music. To a lesser degree they have been mildly successful with videos. So what is iTunes? iTunes sells media.
Add in a little wireless connectivity and the iPod, with a big ePaper screen, could easily be the choice for reading books. Even better than that in Apple’s eyes is News Papers and other subscription services.
Reading books, newspapers and magazines on an iPod, even the iPod touch, is a bit straining after a few minutes. That’s why Apple needs ePaper.
When can we expect this ePaper iPod? With Apple, you never know.