“So you can do video on these devices if you want to, but the things that are suboptimal about it are the screen size and the battery life – things like that. The fundamental problem here is… Headphones are a miraculous thing. You put on a pair of headphones and you get the same experience as with a great pair of speakers. Well, there’s no such thing as headphones for video. There’s not something I can carry with me – something I can put on – that will give me the same experience that I get when I’m watching my 50-inch plasma display at home. And until somebody invents that, you’re going to have these opposing constraints.” -Steve Jobs, 7-14-05.
Heh. I’m guessing that the iPod with video wasn’t developed in the three months since that interview.