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NY Times: Early adopters will snap up all the iPod Minis that Apple can make

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Thursday, January 8, 2004
News Categories: iPod mini

“The actual price is $250. That’s only $50 less than the 15-megabyte, full-size iPod, which holds nearly four times as many songs.

Apple argues that that’s the wrong comparison. It points out that the Mini is only $50 more than a 256-megabyte, flash-memory-based player like the Rio Cali. Such players hold only about 60 songs (and, of course, lack the elegance of Apple’s hardware and software).

In any case, early adopters and gadget fetishists may well snap up all the iPod Minis that Apple can make, even at this price; Apple can always lower the price later.”

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working link
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/08/technology/circuits/08ipod.html

Posted by anders on January 8, 2004 at 9:35 AM (PDT)

2

Lol 15 -megabyte, full-size iPod,  I still don’t really see the point in a $250 iPod mini, but to each their own I guess.

Posted by Judd on January 8, 2004 at 10:36 AM (PDT)

3

No, people won’t snap them up… I consider this a mistake, that price. $250? You can buy in-the-box 10GB’s for $250 right now!

Also, do realize that article was written by David Pogue, who leans a little too hard in the Apple-friendly direction, having written several books about Mac’s for O’Reilly, etc.

Posted by Raymond Brigleb on January 11, 2004 at 4:25 PM (PDT)

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