Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer was interviewed recently by MacWorld and outlined his views on the personal media center market and video players in particular. Oppenheimer admitted that while some consumers are interested in seeing Apple produce a personal video player there will be no video iPod.
The iPod won’t be getting video capabilities any time soon if current players are any indication, said Oppenheimer. Today’s crop of portable media viewers are too bulky to carry as comfortably as the iPod, yet have screens he said are too small to enjoy a movie the same way you would on a TV or laptop. "Our view is that they’ve failed in the marketplace," said Oppenheimer.