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Old Jan 12, 2004, 12:24 PM   #1
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Old Jan 12, 2004, 12:40 PM   #2
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I think Apple was hoping that the mini's would sneak into the top 20 best sellers that they post on their mainpage. However, it doesn't appear that they are selling like they would obviously like. I'm sure it will be at least a couple months before they start to lower the price.
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Old Jan 12, 2004, 12:42 PM   #3
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As if the price is somehow an Apple misstep...

Other 4 GB mini players cost the same as Apple's. Flash players with 256 MB cost in the same range!

What we have is a tiny vocal fraction of Mac "fans" beleving rumors that were NEVER possible (due to the costs of mini HDs). Then they get angry at Apple because the rumors were impossible. And because the 15 GB is such a good deal?

The mini competes with $199 256 MB flash players. For those who need more space, Apple will gladly take another $50 for a full iPod.

When mini HDs can be made more cheaply, they will be. What's the big deal?
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Old Jan 12, 2004, 12:58 PM   #4
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And analysts said Apple would come out with a 2GB mini iPod for $100.

Who cares what the analysts think?
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So Sorry.

Apple has a decentally priced player for the current GB amount, but compared to the 15 GB model it looks bad.

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And analysts said Apple would come out with a 2GB mini iPod for $100.

Who cares what the analysts think?
Exactly, I was just reading about analysts who were quoted as saying that iTunes would never take off due to the dominance of PCs running Windows.
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Old Jan 13, 2004, 04:28 PM   #8
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Well at least now Apple gives you the choice. If a tiny form factor is most important to you, go with the mini for $249. Or if capacity is most important, pick the 15GB iPod for $299. So I don't see what the problem could possibly be, you can't go wrong either way.
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