Color iPod glow!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by jimsowden, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. macrumors 68000


    Sep 6, 2003
    Sorry for the weird title. I just noticed that the new iPod minis have click wheeles that glow the color of the mini!

    I really, really hope they're not just painted on.
  2. macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004

    nice, although im still debating between a mini now and a 30gig iPod photo, hmmm choices choices, i am thinking mini, with that nice battery life
  3. macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    Glowing click wheel. Does it turn on and off by holding down Menu.
  4. macrumors 6502


    Jan 24, 2005
    lol either 4/6GB or 30GB

    There is really no mid-range iPod (you can get 512mb-1gb sans screen, then a jump to 4gb-6gb with a screen in different colours then it's a 14gb jump). I dunno where it could be intro'd...maybe they could do a 10GB iPod... :cool:
  5. macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Certainly sounds like there's a mid-range to me. Current price points are: $100, $150, $200, $250, $300, $350, $450. There are feature breaks at intervals throughout, but basically Apple now has a full line of portables at any price between $100 and $500.

    There isn't, nor will there be, a 10GB model until there's a mini-sized drive that holds 10GB, which will be a while. Logic? 10GB in the mini form-factor is currently not possible, and 10GB is too small for a full-sized iPod drive; if anybody is even making 1.8" 10GB drives any more, the price difference between 10GB and 20GB would be way too small to significantly change the price of the bottom-end full-sized iPod.

    6GB to 20GB seems like a big jump, but it only reflects a $50 increase in price, and there's a physical reason for it--it just doesn't cost that much less to make a 10GB drive than a 20GB drive, so there's no market for an iPod that's twice as big as a mini and has 65% more capacity for $20 less than one that holds 20GB.

    Try shopping for WD hard drives and you'll see the same principle at work: you'll pay $51 for a 20GB 3.5" HD, $48 for a 40GB one, $59 for an 80GB one, and $77 for 120GB.
  6. macrumors member


    Feb 21, 2005
    Looks nice, but is prob just painted on.Would be a nice feature though.

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