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To ChristMouse:
Yeah, I've heard its a popular color in the States. Surprisingly, Apple's decision to axe the gold from gen2 lineup is it wasn't popular. I think they can't make a 'gold'er gen2 mini.

The AppleCenter which I bought my iPod from still has 4 or 5 1st gen iPods left (pink and gold only).

They are having a stock clearance sale for these units, selling them for RM$899. (US$237, after tax). Its old price was RM$1199 (US$315 a.t.), which the 4GB gen2 mini now occupies.

The 1GB shuffle is sold for RM799, a RM$100 (US$26) difference!

To snazzle:
I did ask the same retailer about any swapping or rebates for 1st gen buyers. He said they're considering a rebate plan and will annouce soon.

FYI: Apple iPod products sold here at a conversion rate of approx. RM5 to US$1 (vs. exchange rate of RM$3.80). Retailer's excuse is taxes & shipping.

Posted by Augustus Thoo on March 1, 2005 at 3:08 PM (PDT) Comment 41

tumblingwall:
More colors may improve sales, but inevitably some colors get singled out as poor sellers causing resellers to rethink their stocking options (remeber the lime iMacs?)

Posted by Whyren on March 1, 2005 at 6:19 PM (PDT) Comment 42

my friend broke his 2g mini and has to get a new one, hes had 3

Posted by evilsquirrel on March 1, 2005 at 6:47 PM (PDT) Comment 43

The criticism that it's a poor value compared to the 20GB iPod, while not untrue, fails to take into account the appeal to low end buyers who really can only "afford" the shuffle, but hey - this mini has the screen, playlist support, quadruple the capacity, etc., for a mere $50 more. Think of it as the deluxe entry level model, not the compromised little sis.

Posted by lotion on March 1, 2005 at 9:23 PM (PDT) Comment 44

I'm Soooo egar to get my iPod mini. I have to wait till my birthday but im driving my parents crazy. Can't wait to get it. 4G Silver

Posted by dewthedew320 on March 2, 2005 at 5:21 PM (PDT) Comment 45

By Demosthenes on Feb 25, 05 12:31 pm

Apple also says the new mini won't work OR charge using USB 1. I bought one Wednesday and although slower than on USB 2, it works just fine--and charges too.


IT WORKS ON USB 1??

Posted by jackstone on March 4, 2005 at 7:18 AM (PDT) Comment 46

Jackstone,

I can confirm the the new iPod mini works with powered USB 1.1 ports. I got a new mini and it charged fine on my iMac G3 USB 1.1 ports. Transferred songs, too.

Posted by Idgit on March 4, 2005 at 8:08 PM (PDT) Comment 47

On the question of wheter the mini is a good value. I have over 7000 songs on my computer, many more than a mini's capacity. My reasoning in buying a mini is simple. I dont need to carry all of my music at one time. I have no problem loading new songs onto it every morning. Another reason is that $300 or more for an iPod is too much money for me to spend, especially after seeing two of my freinds have their 20 and 40 gig ipods stolen.

Posted by HandsomeAndy on March 5, 2005 at 8:13 AM (PDT) Comment 48

i wonder if Demothenes got his name from the book, 'Ender's Game', it is a pretty good tech read

▒pace is set by oath▒

Posted by clifton062 on March 6, 2005 at 4:58 PM (PDT) Comment 49

does anyone have a picture of the old pink mini compared to the new pink mini? i'm just wondering what the differences in color are for the pink. blue and green seem to be what everyone else is comparing.

Posted by ugagirl on March 7, 2005 at 11:25 AM (PDT) Comment 50

anyone? :(

Posted by ugagirl on March 9, 2005 at 11:55 AM (PDT) Comment 51

LilJennaBell Wrote:
hi! I just bought a new pink 4GB mini (although i'm not getting it till my birthday) and realized that I have an older Key-lime pie ibook G3... I'm positive she doesn't have a USB 2.0 port and was wondering what I need in order to run my new ipod on my older laptop... I have firewire cables but am not sure the minis are even equipped with firewire ports...

I have a blueberry one. mine has firewire, so when I get the firewire cable, I will use that, but a little powered usb 2 hub will solve your problem.

Posted by Squeegy on March 9, 2005 at 10:29 PM (PDT) Comment 52

if yall are so mad about the colors just buy a silver one and get a clolored case 4 it the clickwheel is still grey and u get whatever color so i like the new ones any way around

Posted by ipod player on March 11, 2005 at 1:47 PM (PDT) Comment 53

if yall are so mad about the colors just buy a silver one and get a clolored case 4 it the clickwheel is still grey and u get whatever color so i like the new ones any way around and who couldnt like the battery life?

Posted by ipod player on March 11, 2005 at 1:48 PM (PDT) Comment 54

Hey is this thing any good?


I wanna get something that works and is worth the price...

Posted by Dunklestein on March 12, 2005 at 8:05 AM (PDT) Comment 55

ok, so first generation ipods included more cables. ok, so first generation ipods came in a box that looked better. but - everyone that saw my 2nd generation ipod instantly fell in love with it, from the minute i opened the box. those reactions do not really bode well for all these so-called 'ipod killers' that are being released smile

consumers generally don't care about differences between first and second generation models. modern pcs (mac or pc) have usb2 anyway, and with the 18 hour battery life, who cares about recharging.

its the wow factor that counts, and this one has it more than ever. the only thing i really do not like about the ipods is those pesky headphones.. how come noone is complaining about those?

Posted by cybersonik on March 12, 2005 at 2:20 PM (PDT) Comment 56

I'm getting a 6 gig mini. I just wish they'd at least give the dock, though. nothing else to complain about.

Posted by glupi55 on March 13, 2005 at 9:40 AM (PDT) Comment 57

I GET MY IPOD MINI SUNDAY!!!!
(ipod mini 4g silver)

Posted by dewthedew320 on March 15, 2005 at 12:56 PM (PDT) Comment 58

Does anyone know if you can Manually type in the songs? if so, how? I know you can type in at the submit songs page, but i have a european cd, and i don't think it would find it.

Posted by glupi55 on March 17, 2005 at 4:17 PM (PDT) Comment 59

To everybody way up at the top asking about the battery, The Second Generation iPod mini uses PortalPlayer's new Chipset. It's more power efficient than the old one, hence, the power increase. http://portableaudio.engadget.com/entry/1234000450034463/

Posted by lildude3077 on March 17, 2005 at 8:43 PM (PDT) Comment 60

I love my new 4GB Mini, but I HATE how it still uses battery power when it's sleeping! I go to bed, wake up, and 1/8 of the battery is gone!

^^To the above post, I have a pink one, and the color is awesome. It's so bright and vibrant. smile

Posted by silksweetie468 on March 18, 2005 at 11:28 AM (PDT) Comment 61

One post had shown a news report that the ipod mini will get a colour screen. The date of the article was Feb. 15, 2005 and currently it`s the end of March....no update. Anyone heard anything?

Posted by Peragulator on March 22, 2005 at 1:10 PM (PDT) Comment 62

The Mini only display text, like the regular iPod, why does it need a color screen? It cost more and doesn't add anything to music. I don't see why everyone expected this color screen so much.

Posted by Vacpower on March 22, 2005 at 8:49 PM (PDT) Comment 63

What I dont get...what's the point in getting a mini, if, for less than 50 bucks, you can go from 6 gigs to 20 gigs. The UI is the exact same, you get more hardware (though, sadly, no case or clip) and the ability to show your trendyness with the white gloss finish. To me, a mini says "I wasn't smart enough to not get ripped off, but i like pretty colours"

Posted by psi++ on March 24, 2005 at 5:32 AM (PDT) Comment 64

I am getting one but I have a question. Do you get an in-wall phone charger to charge the battery?

Posted by Alíd on March 24, 2005 at 7:24 AM (PDT) Comment 65
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