The most recent rumors out of Apple indicate that next week’s event will not feature a video iPod, but instead will showcase new Power Macs and PowerBooks and possibly a revised standard iPod.
That has not stemmed the tide of video iPod fever that has gripped the Macintosh world. The web is now replete with Photoshop mock-ups, bloggers have speculated wildly on how, exactly, such a device would work, and one guy even had the words “VIDEO IPOD” tattooed on his ass.
At least that’s what he said and… well, we just decided to take him at his word.
Analysts and reporters continue to cover the device like it was the Sasquatch or Loch Ness Monster – disproved by science, but still thriving in the spotlight of popular myth.
The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg, for example, spent fifteen minutes on CNBC this morning doing nothing but screaming the words “VIDEO IPOD!!!” and hopping up and down excitedly in his seat, squealing like a little girl.
Apple has been unable to calm down excited fans and journalists who are now desperate for the device.
According to sources, the company is looking into actually adding a video iPod to its upcoming announcements.
“We may just slap one together over the weekend,” an engineer said. “We have a lot of skunk works projects here and about eight of them are actually working on video iPods.
“I mean, it’d just be a rev 0. It’s not like it has to work very well or anything.”
Apple followers will know if the company’s weekend was successful if on Monday it adds 15 minutes to next week’s special event.