Buy.com is offering the iPod 15GB for $384.99 with free shipping. Combined with Buy.com’s $10 off coupon for first time buyers, this brings the price down to $374.99. Orders must be placed on or before 8/31/2003 11:59:00 PM PT.
Deals on the Web: Target has restocked the new 30GB iPod for $499.99. Use coupon code “TCAF2SAVETEN” during checkout to save 10% for a final price of $449.99. It’s the best current price we’ve seen on a new unit.
“The Rolling Stones’ entire catalogue—more than 500 songs—is available, legally, on the Internet for the first time today.
The online service Rhapsody secured an exclusive deal with the band that stretches through the end of the month: All songs the Stones recorded since 1971 and released on EMI’s Virgin Records…”
“‘Although the [Digital Millennium Copyright Act] sets forth the minimum requirements for seeking a subpoena, RIAA is not seeking a subpoena as to everyone who is illegally distributing copyrighted recordings,’ the letter said. ‘Rather, at this time, RIAA is focusing on egregious infringers, those who are engaging in substantial amounts of illegal activity.’
An RIAA spokesperson could not quantify what the group means by ‘substantial amounts,’ but the group called its response ‘proportionate to the scope of a pervasive piracy problem today.’”
Dealmac: Small Dog Electronics offers the iBook G3/700 128/20/CD 12.1-inch bundled with the iPod 10GB for $999. That’s $70 less than the best price we could find if purchased separately elsewhere. Offer ends today.
Apple has posted/updated an AppleCare Knowledge Base Document: The MUSICMATCH Jukebox can incorrectly report that the iPod is still in the process of synchronizing, even when the iPod has completely synchronized.
iLounger ‘jasonmccabe’ has informed fellow iPodders that the new iTrip for 3G iPods is expected to ship in early September according to an email from Jack C., Tech Support for Griffin Technology.
By now, many of you may be aware of the huge power outage that occured throughout Ontario and most of the North East U.S. As I returned home last night to my unpowered apartment, I was greeted by a short 4 story climb in pitch black stairwells. Not too bad for me, but for an elderly couple, one of whome was on an oxygen machine, and carrying luggage, it could have been life threatening. So after sitting for a few minutes to review the situation and ensuring that I would help with these bags, I whipped out my iPod, turned on the backlight.. and voila! Light for everyone.
Needless to say, all were impressed, and the cool blue glow adequately lit the darkened stairwell enough for everyone to get where they were going without a problem. Not to mention easily over 8 hours of play time later that evening in an otherwise electricity free zone. Thank’s Apple, you may have saved a life.
Marware has finally found a leather manufacturer to produce their CEO Classic 3G design. Their website states that the case is now shipping for $34.95.
“The CEO Classic case offers elegant protection for the iPod on the go. A patented belt clip system offers interchangeable clip options including belt clips, bike and car holders.”
“Beginning today, music fans with Microsoft’s Windows Media Player version 9 can purchase individual music tracks for 0.99 euros or 75 pence from OD2’s library of over 200,000 songs, representing a 25 percent discount from most other European subscription services, the companies said.
The move marks the first time European consumers can purchase song downloads off the Internet for under one euro ($1.13), and without requiring a monthly subscription, bringing the fee in line with the popular Apple Computer iTunes service, which is not yet available in Europe.”
Also note, Australia’s National News reports songs downloaded from the new service will “allow consumers to burn CDs or copy tracks to portable players like Apple’s iPod.”
“All iPod configurations remain available on the UK Apple Store, although there is a two to three week waiting time.
An Apple spokesman said: “There is heavy demand for iPods, and the company is doing everything it can to keep up with this”.”
Update: Offer has expired.
Incase is offering a 50% discount on its cases and bags (except the Incase Tour Bag). Enter coupon code apple50 on the checkout form, and the discount will be subtracted from your total (before taxes and shipping).
vPod is a free, easy to use Windows program for transferring music and playlists to your iPod. It presents a combined view of all the music you have, and what is and isn’t on your iPod. The interface is very intuitive and easy to use.
Lajo the designer and manufacturer of eXo announces Shades, a 1.5mm soft, scratch resistant molded TPU screen protector for the 3rd gen iPod is now available and will be shipped to all distributors and resellers this week from his factory in China. Shades totally covers the screen area and a 1.0mm wide rim fits nicely under the eXo skin. The combination of Shade
The Belkin Battery Pack states that it will not charge the iPod, rather it will just provide power to the iPod when you plug it in directly. I’ve discovered that when you plug the battery pack into the dock, place the iPod on the dock, it will charge your iPod and allow it to function normally as if plugged into the adapter.
Editor’s note: Please click ‘Read more’ for an official comment from Belkin on the above discovery.
Deals on the Web: A reader points us to the Apple Store online for factory refurbished 3rd generation iPods in three sizes. The 10GB iPod is $249, the 15GB iPod is $329 and the 30GB iPod is $429. With Free ground shipping, these are among the lowest prices we’ve seen. Click the “Specials Deals” link at the bottom of the page to find the deal.
BusinessWeek online has posted an interview with Apple CEO Steve Jobs. “Apple’s visionary-in-chief looks at tech’s condition today and says: “I see a recovery in innovation coming out of this downturn”
Q: Will we see more groundbreakers like the iPod from Apple?
A: The iPod is not a new category. Music is not new. It’s not a speculative market. It’s a very, very large market. It’s been around for thousands of years and will be around as long as humans exist. So it’s not like saying we’re going to go build an information appliance or some technical curio and hope the market exists. We’re taking a giant market and bringing it into the Digital Age. That requires hardware, software, and the ease-of-use talent that Apple has.
I just purchased a 15GB iPod from CompUSA yesterday for $350 in Pittsburgh, PA. It is a non-advertised promotion for this week - just ask the Customer Service Assistant.