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Apple sees strong demand for iPod shuffle

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By LC Angell

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Published: Tuesday, January 18, 2005
News Categories: iPod shuffle

Due to strong consumer demand for its new iPod shuffle, Apple’s online store now has a wait of two to four weeks for the device that was just introduced last week. “The backlog of orders comes not quite a year after the introduction of the iPod mini sparked a six-week wait when ordered online. There is a two- to three-week wait for the $99 iPod shuffle, which holds about 120 songs, while customers face a wait of three to four weeks for the $149 model, which has double the capacity, according to the Apple Web site.”

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21

Stand back folks, Demosthenes and Nagromme are clearly squaring off here…

Posted by apple juice in USA on January 19, 2005 at 6:58 AM (PDT)

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You really think that Neo7. I think we’ll see next time we see iPod market share and sales.

Posted by dino in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada on January 19, 2005 at 12:03 PM (PDT)

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I like how Demosthenes sources are a site called [url=http://www.fool.com]http://www.fool.com[/url] - therefore his labelling as a troll is accurate and his sources for his argument are not reliable.

I like how you’ve never heard of The Motley Fool, which gets 716,000 hits on Google. That takes a certain degree of obtuseness, not to mention a distinct lack of irony.

p.s. iPodlounge gets 165,000 Google hits.

p.p.s Kingius gets a sum total of 588 hits.

p.p.p.s You made no attempt to actually refute anything I stated, but merely engaged in a little bit of a personal attack based on facile semantics and guilt-by-association. Some might say this is not entirely constructive behaviour.

PageRank, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

Posted by Demosthenes on January 19, 2005 at 2:01 PM (PDT)

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“You really think that Neo7?  I think we’ll see next time we see iPod market share and sales.”


Yes, I do think that.  The fact that I believe that, doesn’t mean that Apple won’t sell many of them.  It just means that this is the type of marketing BS that drives sales.

Apple is more of a well-oiled marketing machine than a computer company.

Also keep in mind that Apple’s digital online music reign will come to an end soon.  I don’t say this because I want to see Apple fail.  I say this because Apple, by nature, is selfish with its technology.  They always have been.  They don’t like to license their technology to any other company because they not only want complete control over everything, but they don’t seem to understand that working with other companies out there will only increase its net income and help solidify a future place in what will be a huge and crowded market.  But it’s Apple’s foolish insular attitude that always limits its marketshare and will ultimately serve as its undoing.  Apple acts as though this gravy train will last forever while playing the part of selfish pig with its technology.

Apple knows how to market its products, but this honeymoon isn’t going to last forever.  The Ipod products and the iTMS are not going to carry the company forever.

Posted by Neo7 on January 20, 2005 at 4:39 AM (PDT)

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