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Mix: iPod prices, ABC shows, Apple stores, iPod ban

In an article on the pricing of consumer goods across the globe, BusinessWeek lists the various retail prices of a 4GB iPod nano in different countries.

The select ABC television shows available online have been viewed about 3 million times since the network launched the free service two weeks ago.

With this week’s grand opening of the Fifth Avenue Apple Store in New York, AP Technology Writer May Wong takes a look at Apple’s retail strategy.

One Scottish teacher’s union wants iPods and other handheld gadgets banned from schools. “The NASUWT annual conference in Peebles heard that use of gadgets in class created a persistent problem of low-level indiscipline,” report The Herald.

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Comments

1

i’d love to know where they got those prices from! every one that i’ve checked is wrong!

Posted by sighte on May 19, 2006 at 12:27 PM (PDT)

2

If it’s not Scottish it’s crap!!

Posted by navamske on May 19, 2006 at 1:45 PM (PDT)

3

I wonder if I can see the New Fifth Avenue store with Google Earth???

Posted by hoho on May 19, 2006 at 8:11 PM (PDT)

4

Too bad, the new Apple Store isn’t there….it’s still the old photo with nothing in front of the GM building

Posted by hoho on May 19, 2006 at 8:28 PM (PDT)

5

I’m so jealous of those people who live just opposite the street from the Apple Store (as seen in the video on Apple’s site)!

Posted by hoho on May 20, 2006 at 12:45 AM (PDT)

6

M5 coupe?

For a person who’s supposedly reporting on consumer goods, it seems like BusinessWeek’s new products director doesn’t know his cars very well.

Posted by flatline response on May 21, 2006 at 9:14 AM (PDT)

7

It’d be better just to compare different prices on the apple store, really

60GB iPod:

France: $572
Ireland: $575
UK: $556
US: $399
Latin America: $399
Korea: $463
Singapore: $459
Spain: $550

That was vaguely interesting.  That’s a whole iPod nano extra in Ireland.  They can’t cost a great deal more to import so is it based on ability to pay (France is a lot richer than Spain, for example).

I don’t really get how they can do this with the single market and economy.  It’d be pretty easy to just order an iPod from Spain and save yourself a couple bucks if you lived in France.

Posted by Ethan on June 6, 2006 at 8:30 AM (PDT)

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