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MacBytes
Dec 13, 2005, 02:41 PM
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iMeowbot
Dec 13, 2005, 05:13 PM
It seems like lately, any time there is some speculation to be written abuot Apple stuff, Shaw Wu gets quoted. Has anyone happened to notice if all his prognostificationalizing and stuff has panned out as halfway acccurate?

winmacguy
Dec 13, 2005, 05:18 PM
It seems like lately, any time there is some speculation to be written abuot Apple stuff, Shaw Wu gets quoted. Has anyone happened to notice if all his prognostificationalizing and stuff has panned out as halfway acccurate?
I dont know, ask Steve Jobs ;) :D

p0intblank
Dec 13, 2005, 05:25 PM
If someone offered me an iPod mini for a good price, I'd probably take it. The nano is an awesome music player and all, but the iPod mini comes in a better variety of colors. But which one would I like more? Of course the nano...

I hope Apple brings back the multi-color iPods. I never got to own one.

danny_w
Dec 13, 2005, 05:27 PM
If someone offered me an iPod mini for a good price, I'd probably take it.
Not much chance. The mini's that are available at retail and on eBay are now going for much more than new prices, it seems.

Fender2112
Dec 13, 2005, 09:54 PM
I have a blue one that I may have to put on eBay if things get stupid. I do like the mini. It has a nice size, not too big, not too small. And I also like the aluminum casing.

Sun Baked
Dec 13, 2005, 10:03 PM
OMG, bring back the Model A and Model T Fords, these new ones are just too expensive and made of plastic.

Lacero
Dec 13, 2005, 10:10 PM
You can extend the life of an existing iPod mini with several upgrades including an 8 GB hard drive and 200% capacity batteries.

http://homepage.mac.com/jason.parry/mini8gb.html


Here's to the Crazy Ones http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=35452 (http://www.uriah.com/apple-qt/movies/think-different.mov)

PlaceofDis
Dec 13, 2005, 10:14 PM
i love my mini. i might have to get it a better battery though. it kinda sucks right now. oh well. its still great.

maestro55
Dec 13, 2005, 11:13 PM
Why did he do it? "Errr, to be honest, I didn't know I was paying over the odds," he wrote. "I was pretty drunk when I was bidding."

Surgeon General warn's: Drinking my result in lose of commen sense when bidding on online auction sites, such as ebay.com.

But seriously, I wouldn't pay for the mini, but I wouldn't pay for a nano either. If someone is going to pay that much, why not get a 30gig or 60gig iPod? I don't know, the idea of carrying ALL my music around, it is just nifty :)

Seasought
Dec 14, 2005, 07:04 AM
In McHenry's case, it was to fulfill the Christmas wish of his friend's girlfriend. "She had her heart set on an iPod Mini mainly because they are discontinued, so not many people would have them," he said.

I could see Apple bringing the mini back in some revamped fasion later on...from a 'mac collector' point of view I can understand why people want to get their hands on one (regardless of pure aesthetic taste). Myself, I never really got that excited over them. :)

danny_w
Dec 14, 2005, 08:31 AM
Actually, I was all set to get a mini as my first iPod when Apple came out with the nano and discontinued the mini. I was sorely disappointed, because I really liked the aluminum case and the 6GB size, but eventually decided to buy a nano. I think Apple would be smart to come out with a color screenv ersion of the mini though.

1rottenapple
Dec 14, 2005, 11:33 PM
When rumors of a new player, which turned out to be the nano, was surfacing I was expecting a 8gig mini. But alas, I just went with an 30gig 5g so alls well that ends well.

greg555
Dec 14, 2005, 11:53 PM
You can extend the life of an existing iPod mini with several upgrades including an 8 GB hard drive and 200% capacity batteries.

http://homepage.mac.com/jason.parry/mini8gb.html


Here's to the Crazy Ones http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=35452 (http://www.uriah.com/apple-qt/movies/think-different.mov)

Interesting article. Too bad the guy thinks a 50% increased run-time is a double life battery.

If you could get the 8GB hard drive for $100 I'd go for it. Maybe next year when my battery needs replacing :)

Greg