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CSFB expects iPod shuffle, iPod mini storage increase

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2005
News Categories: iPod shuffle

Credit Suisse First Boston said today that it expects Apple to unveil an “iPod shuffle capacity and functionality refresh later this summer or early fall.” The firm said it also sees Apple increasing its iPod mini capacities “throughout the year.” In addition, CSFB commented on the new podcast support in iTunes 4.9, noting that it expects Apple to monetize the radio-like programming with “usage fees once adoption rates increase.”

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1

On the T3 Website (http://www.t3.co.uk) they have found out from an Apple insider that the 4GB mini is being dropped to make way for 2 & 4GB shuffles & a 8GB mini.

Posted by tom.b on June 29, 2005 at 8:26 AM (PDT)

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What’s this rubbish about “usage fees” for Podcasts?  How can Apple charge money for something like that?  All they’ve done is create a directory of podcasts.  The actual ‘casts are located on the content providers servers, not Apple’s.  I’m sorry, but I think this is ridiculous…

Posted by Cameron Talley on June 29, 2005 at 8:38 AM (PDT)

3

Condensed: “Apple might refresh their product somewhen in the next six months”. Man, can I get one of those high income jobs based on me churning out my notions about the obvious as well please? Really, for just 10K$/month I will even look deeper in the crystal ball - new iPods will most likely have a screen and HD inside, the earbuds will most likely be white. Apple will sell a on of them. Come on, if you cannot see my pontential from this, then what is it you want?!

Posted by Bad Beaver on June 29, 2005 at 10:37 AM (PDT)

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yeah I doubt apple will charge for podcasts, but I could see people start putting ads in podcasts themselves to make money off them.

Posted by jmaurand on June 29, 2005 at 11:44 AM (PDT)

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