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A look at the iPod mini

After seeing the 1GB Microdrive in the posts above, I still think Apple made a HUGE mistake in making a 4GB Mini as the first model for $249.

I understand about selling coolness and size and agree that the mini vs. 15GB is a stupid argument.

I have owned two 10GB iPods, Gen 1 and Gen 3, and when I was at Macworld if Apple introduced the Mini in a 1GB size for $169 or less, I would have bought one on the spot for it’s small size and form factor.

I have a 10GB 500mhz iBook and a 867 Quicksilver and use a keydrive to move small files and use the iPod to move larger files and to sync documents.

If I could have a 1GB firewire Hard Drive that is SMALL and PLAYS MUSIC, for less than $150, I’d be in HEAVEN! 

They should have used the 1GB micro drive at a sub $200 price point and introduced the 4GB later.

Think of the ads, 4 times the space for only $50 more! Everyone would have been happy including those who argue about the 15GB vs Mini.

Posted by Art on January 16, 2004 at 7:34 PM (PDT)

A look at the iPod mini

If Apple intends to market the mini to people who work out with it, my question is this:  Are there any improvements in the skip protection with the new one?

Until I got an armband for my 3G iPod, it was somewhat useless while wearing it on my belt, as after 20 minutes or so into my run, it would skip badly.  If this deficiency was improved, it might motivate me to get one.

Does anyone have any info about this?

Posted by DaPipes on January 16, 2004 at 7:33 PM (PDT)

How to create playlists in iTunes

I’d like to clear some songs out of my library, but keep them on my iPod the next time I do a transwfer. Is this possible?

Posted by ecwo3 on January 16, 2004 at 3:32 PM (PDT)

A look at the iPod mini

For all those of you wondering who Apple is marketing to….
I’m in my mid-thirties.  I just figured out what an iPod was over Christmas.  I really don’t listen to that much music.  I would like to have an iPod for at the gym, beach, and for jogging.  That’s about it.  It will look great matching with my designer handbags too.  There you have it.  All I want is a cute little music machine that can stick with me for exercise, etc.  Oh…the downloading of songs off the internet sounds easy too.  I’ve never downloaded a single song yet.   

For those of you who love music….buy the more expensive ones.  I’ll be waiting for my mini in Feb.

Posted by Aim on January 16, 2004 at 12:15 PM (PDT)

A look at the iPod mini

After grabbing some thick cardboard and cutting out a piece 3.6 X 2.0 it is only then that you truely realise what a mini marvel this is going to be. This will overtake it’s big brother as Apples No1 selling player. I own the 5GB and 20GB model and will be adding this beauty to my collection. Well done Apple!

Am I right in thinking the UK won’t get it until April 2004?

If that’s the case, then I will be calling on some of my American buddies to ship one out to me immediately.

Posted by Mr Underhill on January 16, 2004 at 12:10 PM (PDT)

How to import CD tracks to iTunes

not a rich man . how long are you leaving it till you ipod is reconised it does take a few minutes to see it .
mine is recognised first by windows and then it takes maybe 1 or 2 mins for itunes to pick it up try that it depends on your proccessor speed i think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by mkratty on January 16, 2004 at 12:06 PM (PDT)

A look at the iPod mini

Jeezus.  If YOU don’t like it, DON’T buy one.
I have talked to MANY people who are/will.
I am one - my wife didn’t want an iPod until now.
I paid $500 for a 5GB model.
I just paid $225 for a new pink Mini.
I’m happy with every iPod I’ve bought owned.
If you think it’s stupid, STFU and don’t buy one.

Simple, eh?

Posted by sb on January 16, 2004 at 11:14 AM (PDT)

How to import CD tracks to iTunes

When I try to listen to a song in itunes, the speakers crackle and the cd struggles to play and before you say it’s the speakers, the speakers sound fine when listening through windows media libary any ideas?

Posted by confused!! on January 16, 2004 at 10:28 AM (PDT)

A look at the iPod mini

so ugly…..

Posted by ti on January 16, 2004 at 7:58 AM (PDT)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

Am I missing something? I have alot of musuc loaded on my iPod and have cleaned out the library on my desktop. How can I create s
Smart Playlists with the music on my iPod. Do you have to do this before you transfer the music to the iPod or can you upload the Smart Playlist to the iPod to organize what is already on the iPod. I tried drag and drop and could not get it to work.

Posted by pollyg in San Diego on January 16, 2004 at 5:32 AM (PDT)

A look at the iPod mini

However, upon reflection of the product and the company in general, Apple has the ability and an obligation infact, to price the ipod mini at the price it is at, as these products have a powerful brand image, and the pricing strategy maintains this.

But that doesn’t mean I have to buy one either…^_^

Chococat

Posted by Chococat on January 16, 2004 at 4:10 AM (PDT)

A look at the iPod mini

“After all, many have been paying $200 for a 256MB player”

This may be true but was a better product out on the market at the same time?

Chococat

Posted by Chococat on January 16, 2004 at 3:51 AM (PDT)

A look at the iPod mini

“...and ever so slightly smaller.” - Chococat

Once you see one in person, you’ll realize how significantly smaller it actually is. The difference is striking. My iPod seems huge in comparison now.

As Jobs said, they’re going after a completely different group of buyers now. Your comparison of capacity to cost just doesn’t matter to those people. After all, many have been paying $200 for a 256MB player.

Nobody is saying the iPod mini is for everyone. Based on the staggering rate of orders, though, it’s apparently right for quite a few people out there.

Posted by Atomic Bomb in Mid-Atlantic on January 16, 2004 at 3:39 AM (PDT)

A look at the iPod mini

ack…sorry

Posted by Chococat on January 16, 2004 at 3:24 AM (PDT)

A look at the iPod mini

I fail to see the logic behind most of these posts…

Apple are making a huge marketing mistake.

The success of the iPod was unparalleled and the resons are clearly justified, it’s easy to use, can contain most individuals entire music collection and contains various other features…at a price from $299 and oh my god free engraving…

However, although pricy it did prove popular and a large percentage of the target market is now the owner of one.

The new ipod mini is incredibly similar minus the fact that it only hold 1,000 songs compared to 3,700 of the smallest model from the ipod range and it comes in another colour and has a different control wheel…oh and ever so slightly smaller.

One has to question who Apple are marketing this product to, in my opinion it would be exactly the same target group as the ipod, perhaps including a new target group of people with more money than sense?

Do Apple not realise that the original targeted group are highly unlikely to purchase a second mp3 player, which when one does maths correctly (ahem) works out that purchasing the new iPod mini is paying $62.25 for each GB whereas an individual who purchased the 15 GB (smallest) iPod only paid $19.33 (approx) per GB.

Personally I find this rather insulting of Apple to think that they could fool people like this into purchasing an obvious but standard rip-off.

Chococat

Posted by Chococat on January 16, 2004 at 3:24 AM (PDT)

A look at the iPod mini

I fail to see the logic behind most of these posts…

Apple are making a huge marketing mistake.

The success of the iPod was unparalleled and the resons are clearly justified, it’s easy to use, can contain most individuals entire music collection and contains various other features…at a price from $299 and oh my god free engraving…

However, although pricy it did prove popular and a large percentage of the target market is now the owner of one.

The new ipod mini is incredibly similar minus the fact that it only hold 1,000 songs compared to 3,700 of the smallest model from the ipod range and it comes in another colour and has a different control wheel…oh and ever so slightly smaller.

One has to question who Apple are marketing this product to, in my opinion it would be exactly the same target group as the ipod, perhaps including a new target group of people with more money than sense?

Do Apple not realise that the original targeted group are highly unlikely to purchase a second mp3 player, which when one does maths correctly (ahem) works out that purchasing the new iPod mini is paying $62.25 for each GB whereas an individual who purchased the 15 GB (smallest) iPod only paid $19.33 (approx) per GB.

Personally I find this rather insulting of Apple to think that they could fool people like this into purchasing an obvious but standard rip-off.

Chococat

Posted by Chococat on January 16, 2004 at 3:22 AM (PDT)

A look at the iPod mini

I have an original 5GB iPod and although I’m a professional musician, I still have over 1GB free on it!  I use it all the time for practice purposes, memorization, a quick demo of my own recordings if necessary, and to listen to random stuff for enjoyment.  With its backlight and readable screen, it’s also really nice for driving directions at night.  This new iPod mini is so much smaller than my original iPod that I’m tempted to replace my old standby.  Of course, I might hold off on that because when my wife saw that they came in pink and that she could have her name engraved on it for free, it appeared as if my $250 was going somewhere else.  Suffice it to say that these will be hot sellers, especially since most people really don’t have a need or desire to take more than 1,000 tracks around town with them!

Matthew

Posted by SuperMatt on January 15, 2004 at 11:35 PM (PDT)

How to import CD tracks to iTunes

Dweeb dude, I am in the exact same situation, the wife gave me the 20G iPod for Christmas too, had to spring for an upgrade to XP and a firewire card and yes my aggravations are bumming her out too.

To add to this is Windows now ‘sees’ the Ipod but the itunes does not.

In light of your post I think it is part of larger conspiracy to get people to upgrade their HW.

Patience hang in there.

Sorry that I could do little but commiserate with you.

Posted by Not a rich man on January 15, 2004 at 11:24 PM (PDT)

A look at the iPod mini

Why don’t you two just get it over with and start making out with one another.

Posted by Me on January 15, 2004 at 8:59 PM (PDT)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

Checka12—

iTunes does not have to use AAC at all… You can change the import format to MP3 if you so desire.  Look in Preferences—> Importing.

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on January 15, 2004 at 6:15 PM (PDT)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

Can you create a smart playlist on a manually updated iPod?

Posted by Steve on January 15, 2004 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

On reading my own link!!! i found this suggestion for getting media Centre and iTunes to coexist. Maybe the same approach would work for iTunes and MMJB?


1) When installing iTunes, disable the options to “move files to iTunes folder” and “allow iTunes to organize your music” - otherwise, the files get moved/renamed and MC9 can’t find them

2) Plug in the iPod and start iTunes, then find the iPod properties button in the lower right hand corner, and set it to “manual update”, switch off the option to start iTunes when the iPod is plugged in, and enable the Firewire disk mode.

I currently have both MC9 and iTunes running. MC9 is currently syncing to the iPod. I have the iPod selected in the iTunes view and it is actually updating the free space on the iPod as MC9 fills it up!

Playlists that were put on the iPod by MC9 show up in iTunes, and I can play tunes on the iPod through iTunes.

http://www.ipodlounge.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11634

Posted by smarter on January 15, 2004 at 4:30 PM (PDT)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

Media Centre has smart playlists, and can co-exist with MMJB on Windoze. The interface is not as pretty as the one for iTunes, but it is more flexible, allowed boolean operators and (sub)selection from static playlists also.

They advertise here, they even have a forum:


http://www.ipodlounge.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=20

Posted by smarter on January 15, 2004 at 4:14 PM (PDT)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

This “smart playlist” is a fantastic feature, but I use MMJB for other reasons.  Downside is having dumb playlists on MMJB.  I would love to be able to use “Itunes-smart playlist”, but I believe having Itunes AND MMJB on my WinXP will not allow my computer to recognize my connected IPOD. I tried this before and unless I was doing something wrong it messed up everything.  I was frustrated with Itunes anyways because of AAC, so I removed Itunes.  Any suggestions on using both music mgmt software-  (would love to use smart playlist)???

Posted by Checka12 on January 15, 2004 at 3:48 PM (PDT)

A look at the iPod mini

GearHead: As my last post clearly stated, “the people who are buying the iPod mini clearly don’t care about the capacity.” Since you do care about capacity and you place more value on that than form factor (as I also alluded to), then I do understand your perspective. Whether or not I care is another thing altogether.

But, Rick, if you’re so open and gracious - as your last post seems to imply - then why address my original post with a defensive remark about the 15GB iPod when I never referenced that at all.

Oh, and I actually agree with you on this one. If I were to buy an iPod today, there’s no doubt I’d buy the 15GB. But that’s just me.

Posted by Atomic Bomb in Mid-Atlantic on January 15, 2004 at 2:11 PM (PDT)

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