01-06-2005, 05:35 AM
Earlier we reported (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2812) rumors on an upcoming iPod Flash player. Think Secret now confirms (http://www.thinksecret.com/news/0501expo4.html) speculations that Apple's flash-based iPod will be introduced at Macworld Expo in 1GB (may sell for $149) and likely 2GB versions (may sell for $199):
The device is currently being manufactured by Taiwain-based Asustek, which Apple brought on towards the end of the summer as a second ODM for manufacturing iPods. Sources say the flash-based iPod will be powered by a chipset from SigmaTel and that it will feature a screen that is the same width as the iPod mini's but two lines shorter.
According to insiders, due to some manufacturing issues the device's full-scale roll-out may postpone for as long as a month.
01-06-2005, 08:45 AM
Think Secret is having trouble now. On Slashdot I read that Apple Computer has sued (http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=internetNews&storyID=7250030§ion=news&src=rss/uk/internetNews) Think Secret for allegedly divulging trade secrets relating to its upcoming sub-$500 Mac desktop and office suite.
Apple is suing Nick dePlume, who owns and runs Think Secret, and 20 other unnamed individuals, some of whom Apple believes gave the unreleased product information to the Web site. The company also said that it believes dePlume is an assumed name, and that it will amend its complaint with dePlume's real name and the names of the other defendants, once they were determined.
In response, dePlume wrote: "We're confident that Think Secret's reporting is consistent with the right and privileges granted by the First Amendment [...] The complaint is being reviewed, and Think Secret defers further comment until it has been analyzed."
01-13-2005, 10:15 AM
... some more details are emerging (http://www.thecrimson.com/today/article505326.html) regarding the Apple complaint against its fan site, Think Secret. This one is particularly interesting:
Milgrim and Harvard Law Professor Lloyd L. Weinreb, when told by a Crimson reporter about the case, said Ciarelli [the person behind Think Secret] might have a difficult time defending his actions.
"If that student is inviting people to give him information that was violating a trade secret he might be liable as a contributory infringer," Weinreb said. An infringer violates the law directly, but a contributory infringer knows about the infringement and facilitates it in some way.
I am curious how this will turn out. A case management conference will be held on May 3.
01-15-2005, 02:03 PM
there is an i-pod flash player it is called the shuffle and it is onlt 100 bucks and it looks like a neckless.
and it does not have a screen
01-15-2005, 07:21 PM
The company also said that it believes dePlume is an assumed name
Now where would they get that idea? ;) I wonder if his brother Nom is also named in the suit. Yea yea bad joke bad joke.