Hier effe een mailtje dat ik van Apple heb gekregen :
"Apple Announces The gPod® Handheld Gaming System
Cupertino, CA (AP) April 1, 2005 -- Apple® Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)
today unveiled plans for a first-generation handheld gaming system, dubbed
gPod®. Combining the best features of the iPod® with cutting-edge gaming
technology and a full color wide-screen, the gPod is expected to be
available in early 2006.
“The gPod will be the next must-have consumer electronics device,” said
Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “It has enormous appeal for music lovers, movie
lovers and gamers alike. And with wireless integration, it can surf the
Internet from thousands of wireless hotspots around the world.”
gPod is based on iPod’s pioneering design and interface, and will run on an
optimized version of the Mac OS called “Cheshire.” Featuring a 300MHz G4
processor, 512 MB of RAM, 32 MB of dedicated video RAM and a 2 GB hard
drive, gPod will have more than enough power to run the latest in
contemporary video games. Integrated 802.11b/g wireless will allow
multiplayer gaming between gPods or over the Internet.
gPod will work effortlessly with Apple’s iTunes®, providing music lovers
with access to the iTunes Music Store, the world’s leading digital music
service. Additionally, the gPod will have the ability to download movies
and games on demand from Apple’s new Internet Movie and Video Game
services. gPod will use Apple’s patent-pending Auto-Sync, which works
seamlessly with iTunes to automatically download an entire digital library
onto gPod with just one click, keeping it up-to-date whenever gPod is
plugged into a Mac® or Windows computer using USB 2.0. Plugging directly
into the USB 2.0 port will also conveniently charge the gPod. One
connection does it all.*
“The video game business has grown to $10 billion, eclipsing the Hollywood
box-office” says Apple spokesman Sal Pagicmants, “Now, Apple will
revolutionize gaming the same way it revolutionized the music industry.
Truly, we are on the verge of a Game Revolution.”
Pricing & Availability
The 2GB and 4GB models of gPod for Mac or Windows are expected to be
available worldwide in Q1 2006. Pricing has not yet been determined, but
gPod will be “very competitively” priced against current portable gaming
All gPods will include rechargeable batteries with a limited number of
charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and
number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See
www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
*Firewire options require an optional cable adapter, sold separately.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple
II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.
Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its
award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, iLife
and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music
revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.
NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information, visit Apple’s PR website or
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Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac, Mac OS, iPod and gPod are either
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Wat is jullie menign hier over ??