BBC: RIP Gold iPod Mini

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  1. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    R.I.P. The Gold iPod Mini

    If you miss it then you can send your tribute here.
     
  2. iGav macrumors G3

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    a gold iPod... what on earth were Apple thinking in the first place. :eek: :rolleyes: :p
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    exactly, its no surprise that it didnt sell too well, they may want to consider a purple, orange, or what i would like is black
     
  4. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    They should do special edition mini's like the U2pod.

    BTW is there a date for when the U2pod will end. I mean it is 'special edition' :confused:
     
  5. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

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    I never liked the gold, or the silver. I always thought the green, blue, and pink were cool though.

    However, without the gold, the new line looks like it is missing something. Interesting.

    I'd love to see a purple iPod mini.
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    and the silver iPod mini is the top selling one i believe! ill probably end up getting a silver, or the new blue, that one is nice too, but yes it definately feels as if there is a gap now with only four colors
     
  7. goodwill macrumors regular

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    Peace out Gold -

    I'd love to see a Navy and a dark silver - Or, it would be cool if you could custom order a color and apple could match it off the HTML color chart.
     
  8. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    I doubt that will ever happen :p
     
  9. dotnina macrumors 6502a

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    Those comments at the bottom of the article are hilarious!
    I'm not too sad to see gold go, but I'm very disappointed that no new color has taken its place. A white mini would sell very well, and it would look cute next to a white iPod photo and a white iPod shuffle. :)
     
  10. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Gold iPod Mini: naff, cheap-looking, terminally uncool...
     
  11. Savage Henry macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't have missed the silver one either, although four colours visually works better from a marketing perspective, imvho.

    So I think they should actually keep this original 4-colour range and introduce a new abstract range, with 4 designs based on contemporary artworks: such as Warhol's Cambell Soup, Mondarain's 3 colour composites, Jackson Pollack's Summertime and maybe a piece from the stable of MC Escher .... :)

    / leaps into all-over asbestos body-suit and hurrys away in fire-retardant sportscar to escape the esnuing flames... ;)
     
  12. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    One of the best posts ever was when srobert posted....

    I pity the foo! who does'nt pick the gold plated mini!
     

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  13. SFVCyclone macrumors 6502a

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    Good time to buy it

    Im wondering if it's an official collectors item now? And also if its value will go up in years to come? hmmmmmm
     
  14. virividox macrumors 601

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    two toned ipods would be cool!!! as long as they have sensible colors!!!
     
  15. macFanDave macrumors 6502a

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    I remember when the iPod minis first came out...

    everyone predicted the impending failure of the pink one. I went against the herd and was at least partly right.

    In reality, the pink one looks great (my daughter has one), but now I have to see a new 2G pink one to see if I still feel the same. The metallic pink is distinctive yet it does not look gaudy. I worry that a "more vibrant" pink will make it look like it would be more at home with a bunch of plastic, Hello Kitty crap.

    See you, Gold! If it's any consolation, you would have been my fourth choice had I chosen a mini for myself. Silver would have been my last choice (even though it is the most popular) since I already have plenty of silver gadgets.
     
  16. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    If you act quickly, I'll sell you my gold iPod Mini for just a few thousand. ;)
     
  17. rosalindavenue macrumors 6502a

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    Around Christmas, a lot of stores (Target, Best Buy) ONLY had the silver mini around here. I think that one is the default order for a lot of stores.
     
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  20. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    the gold ipod left the band due to creative differences.....
     
  21. dejo Moderator

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    I'm waiting for goldipodminiowner.com to arrive. [Brought to you by the creators of cubeowner.com ;) ]
     
  22. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Maybe the Gold ones will come out, but are currently in short Supply courtesy of Purdue NC. (SEE AD BELOW)
     
  23. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Worryingly, I like this idea although it's a little like the Flower Power Mac.
    I'd say one - it might be fun to have one of the Minis that changes pattern every six months or so but not sure I'd buy one.

    Then again, isn't that what HP tried to do with their iPod tattoos?
     
  24. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Actually the pink one was the best selling IIRC.

    Silver may have been 2nd best.... don't remember.
     

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