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Old Jul 19, 2006, 09:59 AM   #1
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iPod HiFi all but gone from iPod store

Anyone notice that the iPod HiFi is all but gone from the Apple store online? Actually had to search for it.. it's not even pictured or referenced in the iPod store front page. I was thinking of actually getting one after hearing it at the local pub, but now I'm a little gun shy.. any idea if there is a "newer, better," model for release shortly? Hope this is not the big announcement in August...
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Odd. I just browsed the whole store and no iPod Hi-Fi. Here are some reasons I think why:

Poor sales. If the Hi-Fi didn't do too well, than Jobs probobly thought it necessary to cancel such a product.

But, due to being cut so soon, a possible upgrade in the near future, but would only make sense to keep the Hi-Fi on the market until then...

Maybe it didn't satisfy Job's home audio system anymore?

Maybe if Apple sold it for $100 less, I'm sure it would've done so much better.
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 10:51 AM   #3
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Maybe if Apple sold it for $100 less, I'm sure it would've done so much better.
..... and had built in AirTunes and an option for FM. I would have bit.
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 11:04 AM   #4
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Airtunes would be good. Radio would be nice, but there are too many preferences out there (satellite for the US, DAB for Europe, FM, AM) and you won't be able to please everyone.

I'd love an iPod Hi-Fi with Airtunes and a DAB tuner. That would mean the need for a display though.... and obviously a greater cost.
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 11:16 AM   #5
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I would probably hold off as well...
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 11:44 AM   #6
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..... and had built in AirTunes and an option for FM. I would have bit.
You are right, the above would make it much more appealing, especially Airtunes.

I'm convinced. The HiFi is definatly not showing up on the store or on my Amex.
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i just did a search on the store and it was there
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 12:12 PM   #8
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Odd. I just browsed the whole store and no iPod Hi-Fi. Here are some reasons I think why:
I'm sorry but you cannot have been looking very hard. It took me two minutes to find from opening the new browser for the Apple site.

Check under "speakers" under iPod accesories
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I'm sorry but you cannot have been looking very hard. It took me two minutes to find from opening the new browser for the Apple site.

Check under "speakers" under iPod accesories
I think that's a lot of "effort" to find an Apple branded product that came out just a few month's ago... should be on the front page if it was worth it's weight.

On the front page it shows the following under top sellers (apple only, of course)

iPod nano
iPod
iTunes Gift Certificate
iTunes Music Card
iPod shuffle iPod
USB Power Adapter
Nike + iPod Sport Kit
AppleCare Protection Plan for iPod
Nike+ Sport Armband (Black/Red)
iPod nano Armbands

I'm waiting for the revision, if there is any.
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 03:24 PM   #10
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I actually bought one. For $300 off Amazon.com
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 08:15 PM   #11
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It's on the main 'iPod+iTunes' page.
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 08:23 PM   #12
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I'm waiting for the revision, if there is any.
Good luck with that
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 08:39 PM   #13
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It's on the Australian store's iPod page

In fact it's got a large banner add compared to the other products.
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 08:43 PM   #14
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Well, if they find it a poor seller, they shouldn't be surprised. Drop it by $150 (or $100 and include an AirPort Express), and they'll have an hit on their hands. A speaker system that also serves as a AirTunes basestation and as a router too! Funky, but awesome!
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 08:52 PM   #15
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When you actually see and hear them, then you realise that they're pretty good value. I own one and the power and clarity is outstanding, especially noticeable outdoors.

Everything about it is solidly and carefully designed and built. Dropping the price by $100-150 would substantially compromise their quality, particularly of the cabinet and drivers.

If you want something cheaper, then buy another product. It's not like there isn't a huge choice out there for iPod speakers...
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[QUOTE=CEAbiscuit]I think that's a lot of "effort" to find an Apple branded product that came out just a few month's ago... should be on the front page if it was worth it's weight.
Two clicks of the mouse is too much effort? You must own stock in Krispy Kreme and McDonalds.
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I think that's a lot of "effort" to find an Apple branded product that came out just a few month's ago... should be on the front page if it was worth it's weight.
Two clicks of the mouse is too much effort? You must own stock in Krispy Kreme and McDonalds.
Settle down,cowgirl. It sounds like you may actually own one.
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