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April 14, 2006 12:05 AM PST


How long until a full body screen on the iPod?

Comments (5)
John, April 14, 2006 11:17 AM:

I don't believe the rumors, but I like the idea. I currently watch movies on a 4" screen. I think they need to do something like this.

George, April 14, 2006 10:27 PM:

Not sure I like the concept. I would prefer tactile feedback with the controls. And the screen will be a finger print magnet. Maybe if the controls were on the edges of the case.

John, April 15, 2006 10:14 AM:

I'm not sure about that. There is not much tactile feedback with the slider wheel now. Except when you press down. Maybe they will find a way to make the screen click when you press parts of it. They need to so something though. They have created this cool user interface, but it takes up a lot of space. So either do something like this, or make the whole unit larger.

Wheelson, April 15, 2006 09:07 PM:

I would put some sort of touch pad on the back. I could imagine having a web page, image or book or something on there. Moving a finger along one axis changing pages and moving along another axis operating a zoom. Or for movies, fast forward, etc. Double click for a menu. Then when a menu is shown you could use the touch screen for the menu.

John, April 17, 2006 04:50 PM:

Well the that interface isn't much different than a regular scroll wheel. I guess you could put a mechanical scroller on the side of the device with a press to select interface.

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