So we had a video iPod announcement as well as some new iMac news yesterday. [...sound of crickets chirping...] Not too much on the high-def front here, although we should give kudos to Apple for adopting the H.264 or MPEG-4 format for the "vidPod."
The new iMac is supposed to have Media Center-like qualities, but folks like Thomas Hawk are underwhelmed; and they should be. This is a baby step in a 100-meter dash Mr. Jobs! Providing 320 x 240 videos via iTunes is the perfect use for the new iPod, but for an iMac with a built-in monitor? No way.