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Mix: iPod TV ad, PortalPlayer, UK iPods, whacking

Apple has tweaked its current iPod + iTunes television ad, which features U2 and their new single “Vertigo,” with the release date for the band’s new album.

iPod chip maker PortalPlayer raised a more-than-expected $106.25 million during its initial public offering on Thursday.

The new Regent Street Apple Store in London will have all iPod models in stock—including the iPod photo and the U2 iPod (which will make its UK debut)—during its grand opening tomorrow.

Gregory Ng of AppleMatters is considering whacking his 2G iPod so he can justify purchasing an iPod photo.

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1

Yeah, and U2 SWEARS they aren’t making any money off the iPod U2 deal, just royalties from the iPod sold. SURE.

And that Gregory Ng guy needs to think his strategies through. Doesn’t his wife read his little blog thing? Wouldn’t it be completely obvious that he “whacked” his iPod on purpose? Dude, grow a pair and tell your wife you need the new one.

Fishes,
narco.

Posted by narco in Burbank on November 19, 2004 at 10:14 AM (CST)

2

grow a pair….haha

or just give her the old on for xmas and get your new one….hows that for a slap in the face.

Posted by rivlinm in saint louis on November 19, 2004 at 12:31 PM (CST)

3

Royalties IS money.

U2 said they weren’t paid to appear in the ad. That DOES make sense, since the ad is FOR them, not just for Apple. Apple paid to air a widespread ad U2 could never have afforded—plenty of benefit for U2.

Posted by Nagromme on November 19, 2004 at 1:54 PM (CST)

4

According to BBC News online:
“As Apple puts the finishing touches to its new London store for Saturday’s grand opening, it appears that punters eager to lay their hands on the firm’s iconic iPod music player when the doors open could be disappointed.

Apple says it will not have enough iPods to meet demand when it opens the store, the California-based computer maker’s first outlet in Europe.

The company’s senior vice-president of retail Ron Johnson admitted that there would only be enough iPods “for the morning rush”. Apple has not caught up with the demand for iPods in 10 months.”

Read more…

Posted by MadPict in UK on November 19, 2004 at 4:02 PM (CST)

5

Gregory Ng of AppleMatters is a twat

Posted by billysardar on November 21, 2004 at 8:00 AM (CST)

6

“Gregory Ng of AppleMatters is a t***”

what word that starts with a “t” would be blocked?

Posted by andres in Miami on November 21, 2004 at 11:53 AM (CST)

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