Video on the iPod. Let's see...
Okay. So the Reality Distortion Field that Steve's created is wearing off a little. Or rather: He didn't even create one this time. Jobs clearly said at the keynote, that video is not the primary feature of this new iPod, rather it's still music, and video is just an add-on, like the photos with the iPod photo and the later colour iPod.
Will people buy these iPods? I'm pretty sure they will. The price is right (you don't actually _pay_ for the new and bigger screen and the video funcitonality) and the design is good. Gotta hold one in my own hands to see if it feels well in the hand, but from watching the keynote and seeing pictures, I'd say it should be good.
Will people watch videos on that thing? I think yes, they will. I'm not sure whether the TV shows will be a huge success initially, but I'm pretty sure that third party content will start to appear very, very soon. And be big. People with iSights will start to create video podcasts. A lot of them. Some will actually be good. German TV station ARD currently has a podcast that lets you hear the news. Sounds like radio. But once the news are a video podcast, I think I'd very much _like_ iTunes to get the latest news for me so I can watch them on my iPod when I'm
ready for them. And think of the possibilities. Ads could
be the way to actually turn video podcasts into the new free-TV. Sounds good to me.