OK, so I'll admit it: I got one wrong.
Late last week, I opined that Apple Computer
To wit: I've yet to lay my covetous little paws on one, but according to the features list on Apple's website, the video-enabled iPod -- which comes in black or white and in capacities of 30 and 60 gigabytes -- sports a rather measly 2.5 inches of screen real estate. True, that's an increase in display space over that of the current iPod, but it's still not that much bigger than a matchbook. Indeed, it's roughly the same size as those Mattel
At any rate, sometimes size really does matter, and I'd argue -- as I did earlier -- that this is one of those times.
That said, I'm a reasonable iPod fiend and certainly open to persuasion. And, yep, you'd better believe that I've already added the 60-gigabyte version of the sucker to my Amazon.com
Beyond that, it's worth noting -- as my Fool compatriot Rick Munarriz does here -- that on the same day Apple rolled out its latest toy, the company started playing nice again with Disney
Still, my current hunch is that watching that content will involve lots of squinting. I could be wrong about that, though. Every great once in a while, it's been known to happen.
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Shannon Zimmerman heads up the Fool's Champion Funds newsletter service and owns a third-generation iPod and first-generation versions of Mattel's basketball and soccer games. He owns shares of Disney, too. The Fool has a strict disclosure policy.