This is another news about iPod. Now you could download maps that could be stored in iPod (iPod Photos only) and iPod Nano from this site. I don’t know how special these pictures have to be. I guess they must have simply cut the pictures to a certain size so that the metro stations could be shown in the tiny iPod screen clearly, that’s all.
The site had a copyright issued cracked down some weeks ago because it showed digitized copy of the New York City subway system map for download without the permission of the New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority. Of course it didn’t hurt much because on the contrary it has drawn more people to visit the site to check out what’s going on. But the poor guy has to draw his own version of New York City subway system map himself all over again from scratch to avoid the copyright thing.
Anyway, this is the map of Hong Kong MTR: http://ipodsubwaymaps.com/download. Enjoy!
Is this a real case or is this just a scandal to hurt Apple’s name? I don’t know. But surely it could draw lots of attention and traffic (including mine) to the site. On the other hand, I could clearly remember that I have read another article on ars technica and it showed that the iPod Nano could still worked after a car running over it. The site rated it as “Extremely Durable”.
I can’t judge which side is true, because I don’t even own one. I don’t even own one because I’ve decided to wait for the 80GB iPod with Video function, well, at least that’s what I am guessing that they are going to launch before Xmas this year (plus my wife said I got no excuse to buy a 4GB player while I already have a 30GB iPod and a 1GB Shuffle) (she is correct, it is really only a fashion statement, and I can’t really explain how I could make use of it if I own it).
Oh, and one thing about drawing lots of attention and traffic to the site “http://www.flawedmusicplayer.com/“: It would be interesting that if the site owner put a Google ad in it, then the smart Google Adwords and AdSense would detect lots of “iPod Nano” mentioned in the text, and shows lots of ads for iPod Nano. It would be funny.