We speculated, prognosticated, and even just plain guessed that the iPod of the future will play high-def video. No, it won't be on a small screen in the current iPod form factor; more than likely, you'll hook up that iPod to an HDTV and pump out the content. Honestly, you don't need 1080p resolution on a portable device with a screen size smaller than your hand.
Seems like Slate magazine is catching our drift as they have thoughts on how Apple can become a force in the video industry. The article is a general thought and not specific to high-def, but the concepts still apply. Give the article
Will the portability of future iPods be portability of the content to another device as opposed to the ability to play in a standalone form factor? What does Apple need to do to crack the video market currently reigned by cable, satellite, DVD and *gulps* Windows Media Center?