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Posted by kim on June 4, 2004 at 7:10 AM (PDT) Comment 61

hey

i have an old 10Gig iPod. and like a fool, rushed out an bought a mini as well.

THEY ARE COOL. thats all there is to it. I'm a sucker for things that are well designed, and the mini certainly is that.

The size issue isn't that big of a deal, even without my 10Gig pod, because... All my music doesn't need to be on the pod. Why can't we just use them to transport music? Rather than store it. Keep all the best stuff on, and add stuff and remove when nessesarily.

It's a hassle? Not really. It's not like iTunes is really hard to use...

just a thought.

Posted by Elliott Scott on June 18, 2004 at 4:40 AM (PDT) Comment 62

"mini's suck so bad. there to small and I hate them. Anyone who buys them is an idiot.


By MSN on May 20, 04 11:36 am"

> Chill out. Other people are entitled to other opinions.

> Besides, some of us are used to small things.... hang on, that came out wrong...

> My point is, Im not an idiot.. um .... and, you're an idiot

Posted by oh yeah... so is your mom! on June 18, 2004 at 4:47 AM (PDT) Comment 63

2 1/2 years ago I rushed out and bought the orignal 5g Ipod. I couldn't believe I was spending $250+ for an MP3 player, but I had no regrets untill the battery died. I swore I'd never give Apple another dime, much less $99 to REPLACE A BATTERY!

I bought a Creative Nomad Zen 30gig for $219 and I loved it, and still do... sort of... The great thing is, the cover pops off, the battery is right there, when it dies I can buy a new one and pop it in. I will have this for a long time if the hard-drive holds up.
Any Ipod is almost a "disposable" item when you consider the cost of battery replacement vs buying a new one... and the battery WILL die, probably right after your $59, extended warranty expires.

Then there's my 14 year old daughter... she wanted a mini... I fought it, but finally gave in... only to find out there were none to be had!

Getting it was a miracle! Everyone in the area is sold out. I live in the Boston, and I mean everyone. All distributors within 75 miles. I asked if I could put my name on a list at the Apple store, they said "we were taking names, but we have 400 on our list so we stopped, we may get a few in to sell on a first-come-first-serve basis". I was in shock, but I was "lucky" and got one of those. I was allowed the priviledge of plunking down $250 for the mini and another $50 for the arm-band and case. Oh joyous day!

We've only had it 2 days and I'm already jealous! If all you need is 1000 songs at a time, get a mini over a regular. It is so small and light and easy to use. I just hope the battery lasts. If you need more space, compare the Zen and Rio to the Ipod. If you do buy any MP3 player, learn about battery care... heat will greatly shorten it's life

I have 25gig of extra space on my Zen to back up my hard-drive... big deal... all I really wanted was an MP3 player. I had a bad experience with a 5gig Ipod, a good experience with a 30gig Zen but if I needed to buy a new one right now it would be the mini...that is, IF I COULD EVEN GET ONE!

Posted by MrBob02140 on June 18, 2004 at 7:25 AM (PDT) Comment 64

Continued from above...

If you really have to have one now, the only way is Ebay. Would you believe 8 people have paid $400 to $470 for a pink one. I thought the colors were stupid but check Ebay, 100's of any color have sold for over $300 but only pink ones for that absurd price. But be careful of SCAMS, people have paid hundreds of dollars for "Instructions" on getting a mini for free or $75, I dunno but sure sounds fishy to me! Ebay is a good indicator of what the public thinks, how "stupid" we can be and what the market will bear. Money speaks louder than words.

I've read this whole thread and it's pretty funny to read some of the early predictions. It's also sad to read all the insults! This is simply a matter of individual preference and need. Learn the options, read the reviews, go look at them if you can, and decide what's best for you.

Anyone who says,"people who buy a mini are idiots, spend the $50 and get 15gig more" just don't get it!

Posted by MrBob02140 on June 18, 2004 at 7:26 AM (PDT) Comment 65

indeed!

Posted by Elliott Scott on June 18, 2004 at 7:53 PM (PDT) Comment 66

I ordered a mini like two and a half weeks ago and found out last week that they all got backordered. i have checked tons of stores online and around sacramento and no one has any left. anyone have details on when apple is going send out the next shipments? thanks!

Posted by Ray on June 23, 2004 at 1:46 PM (PDT) Comment 67

It makes me so angry!!! People are constantly comparing the mini to it's sibling. They go on and on about how for ~only~ $50 more they can have 11 more gb. People buy this because they don't need 15 gb, heck, they probably don't even need 4 gb. Get over it people! We're not dumb we realize the difference in price and hard drive size. People want it specifically because it has a smaller capacity hard drive!

Posted by Jeremiha on June 30, 2004 at 1:41 PM (PDT) Comment 68

As a long time MD user, the thought of spending 100+ quid (UK) on a flash or card based MP3 player is a step backwards, as you are limited to a few hours worth of music before you have to go back to your PC for more. (Even in the old days of 'Walkman', you could take a pocket full of cassette tapes away with you for the weekend), and if I'm going out for less than an hour, it's hardly worth spinning up my PC, and messing about dumping a couple of albums across.
So, the prospect of being able to take a device away for the weekend, loaded with up to 100 of my favourite albums to choose from, really appeals to me. It's no bigger than my MD and I'm not messing about buying extra memory cards.
This is the reason why people are not comparing the mini to the flash/card MP3. They are satisfying different needs and requirements.
The mini is more closely related to the needs of those people who used cassettes (god bless Philips) in the original 'walkman' (god bless Sony), and then MD.
As for comparing it to itís bigger brother, (and letís face it Ė size is important when itís in your pocket) I donít feel the need to carry my entire music collection around with me. Over the course of a year, with a mini, I might end up having had each and every one of my albums on there at different times Ė (Just like my CD player in my lounge - I haven't got a 400 disc changer!)
I Just hope that delivery times are not too long over here in the UK !!
(Iím going for the green one )

Posted by ChrisCoastal on July 17, 2004 at 2:16 AM (PDT) Comment 69

I was thinking about buying a mini iPod when i visit washington this summer i just had a couple of queries such as ;

I heard that the minis onkly take a certain amount of different formats ;aac mp3 wav and was wondering can you transfer Wma format songs unto mp3 or aac as 99% of my music collection on my pc is wma

also if the battery ever does "die" on me is there anyplace that i can get it replaced?

what on earth is the guarentee for these small slices of coolness?

Going for green

Posted by Rob on July 23, 2004 at 4:16 AM (PDT) Comment 70

i ordered a pink mini iPod in july from MAC mall, online, and i haven't received it yet but i've been reading about it and i've seen a lot of complaints about the sound messing up and other glitches after about 30 days. Is this very common? and if i bought the lifetime warranty from apple, would it replace my mini ipod every time it broke or just once and then i would have to get a whole new warranty? thanks for your help!!

Posted by collins on August 5, 2004 at 8:54 AM (PDT) Comment 71

I was actually surprised at the price of the Ipod mini at first. I had been looking around for other mp3 players, and i had come across many that had, at most, 512mb of space. I noticed that these ones cost around £150 anyway, when the ipod mini was only a little more. Personally i get tired of songs and never listen to them anyway, so i cant really expect to use more than 4gb of space. So I really think it is value for money if you want that sort of thing, even if you can have more space if you pay for an ipod.

Posted by Groovy_Gal on August 26, 2004 at 6:27 AM (PDT) Comment 72

i am thinking about buying a iPod, but i have doubts wether to buy a mini or a 4G 20GB.. i have a playlist now in winamp with over 1000 songs and i listen to many of them often.. i was thinking that i could get a mini and it can hold many songs, and then i could fill it up with different songs every day if i wanted to listen to something else.. but i also like the 4G 20GB that is somewhat bigger but i dont think that is such a big issue.. if i got that i could have all my mp3s on it (i have about 18GB but i dont listen to all of it..)

Hard choice there..hmm...

Posted by thomas on August 27, 2004 at 9:35 AM (PDT) Comment 73

just bought my mini a few weeks ago, just released here in mexico, and l love the size and weight, which is primordial for me, but am struggling with the 3,7 gb limit, though the good part is that it forces me to get rid of a lot of crappy songs i don't listen to anyway: a tough call though , the mini or a normal ipod

Posted by mx on August 28, 2004 at 1:23 PM (PDT) Comment 74

I am planning to get my ipod mini soon. I am just wondering about the battery issue. If the battery is defective already, would that mean you have to get another ipod mini? Or you can replace or get an extra battery if the battery gone bad? And for the music files, can i load up music files downloaded from kazaa? Can itunes convert audio files from the cd? Please email me your answers at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).. Thank you and have a nice day

Posted by Keihls on August 31, 2004 at 2:52 AM (PDT) Comment 75

hey all sup?

well i juss got a pink i pod mini a couple weeks ago as a gift and i think itz amazing! u cant go wrong with tha touch wheel and i find it charges quickly. if your consisdering an i pod ...u should get a mini. seriously...who rly needs 10,00 songs in their pocket??? the mini only holds 1000 but i dont even need that much. think about it...by the time u get fed up with a song u delete it. its tru....tha i pod & i pod minis are in a class of thier own. n e wayz...im havyn fun playin wit mine...o and btw.... tha sound is AMAZING!! incredible quality...go get urs

sara

Posted by luvinmamini on September 1, 2004 at 10:39 AM (PDT) Comment 76

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Posted by walter james on September 10, 2004 at 6:16 AM (PDT) Comment 77

I' ve got a computer from 3 years ago with no USB 2.0. But I would like to buy a i-pod mini. Will de i-pod work on my computer?

Posted by Jonh A. on September 22, 2004 at 3:03 AM (PDT) Comment 78

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Posted by Elliot Scotts mum on October 5, 2004 at 8:31 AM (PDT) Comment 79

Elliot Scott is retarded no one likes him, Elliot scotts been roared. I've had him nd quite frankley the mini-i pod is bigger nd better then him!

Posted by Elliot Scotts mum on October 5, 2004 at 8:34 AM (PDT) Comment 80

I got my own Mini yesterday. After a long time of deciding, I went for the Mini rather than a G4 20GB iPod or any other brand MP3 player, mainly because I don't need that many space and there's still a price difference. The Mini also looked better and seemed like it had a better interface with the bigger screen and wheel than the nearest competitor(Creative MuVo 2).

I had literally no problems at all setting it up(I installed iTunes two weeks before the Mini arrived so I could sort, rate and organize my songs for it), and song transferring only took a few minutes for about 850 tracks. Updating songs is very easy and fast too, I just hook up the Mini and start iTunes.

Before this I was stuck with a Philips Expanium 311 MP3 CD player, but I hated the slow track change times, the bad battery life(Rechargables didn't help), the general lack of space, the random freezing and the display(Only one line showing either the filename or an ID3v1 tag. It didn't like ID3v2 at all)

This is a most excellent replacement. I can recommend it to anyone who's in a similar situation as me, and only needs about 3.7 GB for good music.

Posted by Smoke on October 6, 2004 at 10:57 AM (PDT) Comment 81

I just opened my mini ipod and started charging it. Does it have to charge the entire four hours the first time? I know that some electronics require the initial charge to be complete or else the battery may be damaged? Is it possible to charge a little, play a little, charge a little, play a little?!?!?!

Posted by mlwelch on December 26, 2004 at 11:42 AM (PDT) Comment 82

I recently got a 4GB ipod mini. The 2nd generation with 18 hours playback time. I have charged it more than 12 hours the first time but the battery lasted less than 18 hours, I guess just about 12 hours or maybe it depends on the usage which it what OEM always say but anyhow I am just a music listener, nothing funky like storing stuff.. just dun understand why the batt life is so short when is says it can last up to 18 hours. But what the heck. Its a ipod mini. I love it!

Posted by tomoko on March 10, 2005 at 6:33 AM (PDT) Comment 83

i got a mini for christmas last year and now the battery instead of lasting about 8 hours only lasts 1 hour. how do i get the mini replaced or fixed??

Posted by lordofthesocks on July 28, 2005 at 6:55 PM (PDT) Comment 84
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