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iPod mini 6GB Box Opening Photo Gallery

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, February 23, 2005
News Categories: iPod mini

pic iLounge is proud to present the new iPod mini 6GB (“1500 songs”) box opening photo gallery, with shots depicting Apple’s new packaging and the very modest cosmetic changes to the rear of the new hardware. Though it may not be fully apparent in the photography, the iPod mini’s new silver packaging uses predominantly metallic ink to represent the color of the iPod inside; blue, green, and pink boxes are also prominently colored with their own identifying tones.

Amusingly, Apple’s external list of disclosures and disclaimers includes the following line regarding the color of the mini’s anodized aluminum casing: “Like a fine pair of jeans, iPod mini colors may vary and may change over time.” The line is apparently a reference to earlier reports of color variations in 4GB iPod minis, particularly in the “pink” units, and the casing’s potential for gradual lightening when exposed to bright light.

What’s changed on the new iPod minis’ backs? They now feature 4GB or 6GB markings, and additional electrical and interference certification seals that did not appear on iPod minis released early last year. Spacing of the Apple and iPod logos has shifted a tiny bit, and the “small print” text at the case’s bottom regrettably no longer uses easy-to-read bold text for the mini’s serial number. On the front Click Wheel, the icons are now indicated in the same colors as the mini’s casing.

Click “Read more” for preview shots, or view the iPod mini 6GB gallery.

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Comments

1

Go Apple Go !!!!!!

Love it.

Posted by ALDI on February 23, 2005 at 2:59 PM (PDT)

2

Pity you couldn’t have got one of the other colours. Then we could have seen the new click wheel symbol colours better.

Posted by iPodNod in London, UK on February 23, 2005 at 3:24 PM (PDT)

3

hey how did you get it so fast they just came out today

Posted by codo in florida on February 23, 2005 at 3:42 PM (PDT)

4

Yes! 3G iPods finally have an update thanks to the updated iPod mini!

Posted by tubaman in Arcadia, CA on February 23, 2005 at 3:43 PM (PDT)

5

iPodnod: See the pictures on Apple’s site.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on February 23, 2005 at 3:43 PM (PDT)

6

Ha, so the mini comes with Apple stickers now. When people get them, at least the people I know, the first thing they do is put them on their car. People are going to see the Apple logo everywhere.

Fishes,
narco.

Posted by narco in Burbank on February 23, 2005 at 4:09 PM (PDT)

7

I would have liked to see one saturated primary color—like a pure jewel-tone red, blue or green. That would be less “trendy” but would have broad appeal I think.

Posted by Nagromme on February 23, 2005 at 7:22 PM (PDT)

8

Narco,

I have a 1G mini and it came with stickers. It’s nothing new.

Posted by MTVKilledusall in Hurts, Texas on February 23, 2005 at 8:16 PM (PDT)

9

For you did it look like they’ve changed the colour of the signature earbuds to grey/silver to match the new generation iPod? I wonder if you ordered a Green one would the earbuds be green? Its hard to imagine.

Posted by Tighe in Ireland on February 24, 2005 at 4:25 AM (PDT)

10

Nice gallery… although I didn’t spot an AC adaptor in the retail packaging. After omitting the FireWire cable, have Apple cut another corner?

Posted by Overthrowa on February 24, 2005 at 5:55 AM (PDT)

11

has it always come with the belt clip???

Posted by BIGP in Texas on February 24, 2005 at 1:34 PM (PDT)

12

Sure all the ipods are now cheaper and bigger than ever but they include hardly any of the bells and whistles that the 3g and 4g included. The lack of the firewire is silly when older macs are only usb 1,1 and the first usb 2 in the G5 was not the fastest or High Speed usb 2 but the slower Full Speed config.  The lack of the firewire ac brick is also hard to fathom. We don’t all travel with a laptop to charge our ipods. The only reason that ipods are cheaper now is because apple so cleverly decided to leave out more of the previously standard accessories. It is sad that the ipod is not what it once was. And dont give me that I can buy any accessories I need and it will still be the same price. DUH! that is just Apples way of reducing the bottom line and making more $$$ on each ipod sold.  One one hand they convey the image of a high end computer hardware maker with the G5 and Powerbook lines, but the with the new ipod line they are turning into just another bargain basement chinese made mp3 player seller. You cant appeal to everyone which is what Apple seems to be trying to do. Perhaps they will rectify this when the ipod enclosures are redesigned to match the aluminum design themes later this year. That is why only the 20GB b/w remains and the 40 was dropped, a redesign is in the works according to thinksecret. This will bring the flagship ipod in line with the current design trends of the rest of the products…

Posted by zillion on February 24, 2005 at 11:58 PM (PDT)

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