Mini or Nano?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by SkyBell, Nov 3, 2006.

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Would you like Apple to bring back the Mini, and kill the Nano?

  1. Yes

    7.7%
  2. No

    82.1%
  3. Keep Both on the market

    10.3%
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    SkyBell

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    #1
    Would you like Apple to keep the Nano, or bring back the Mini?

    EDIT: Whoops, forgot to tell why I voted yes. :)

    I just LOVE the mini. Its size is perfect. I don't understand what the deal is about the hard drives. Seems to me that they would only cause a problem if you dropped the iPod or something. I'm also a retro chick, so I love the greyscale LCD. Just seems so right.
     
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    ozontheroad

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    they should bring back the Mini and the Cube.... not really

    Nano all the way.
     
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    mad jew

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    The nano uses Flash so it's a no-brainer for me. Hard drives + MP3 players are like vomiting babies + plush carpet. They should never have been combined.
     
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    monke

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    The Mini's were nice, 1st Gen Nano's were ok, but now the Nano's are amazing. They look incredible and are insanely small, the only bad thing is they feel like they could be broken in between two fingers. :eek:
     
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    ozontheroad

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    my sentiments exactly
     
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    tech4all

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    Well if you think about it there's not that much of a difference between the current Nano and the iPod mini:

    • Both made of same material.
    • Both have similar form factor, Nano is thinner and a little smaller.
    • Nano has color screen and flash memory.

    With that considered, there isn't that much of a difference. Color vs. b/w screen? I guess that's up to the person. :)
     
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    Imho

    Precisely.

    I got so disgusted with a 30GB 5G iPod that I promptly dispatched it physically - the CONSTANT waiting for the HDD to spool up was a real pain! OMG!

    I now have a 2G Nano - total bliss. Best of all, it doesn't have problems with podcasting, as the HDD-based units do!

    I have two Minis (brand new - in the box) that I'll be giving to my kids this season (I can't use them). Why? Sluggish scroll wheels! Once again, when I need to scroll and play music, the last thing I want to do is flib/fuddle with spooling HDDs or sluggish scroll wheels.

    Get the 2G Nano. I'm most satisfied.

    (Just my opinion)
     
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    WildCowboy

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    What capacities are the microdrives up to these days? I know Seagate announced a 12 GB model early this year to be released late this year, but I haven't seen anything about it recently.

    Flash has come down enough in price that it's supplanting microdrives...even with perpendicular recording, it looks like the microdrives are going the way of the dinosaur.
     
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    SkyBell

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    I didn't say I was getting anything. I'm completly satisfied with my 1G 1 gig Shuffle. (Although between nano and mini, mini.)
     
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    Woops

    I reread your original post. Sorry.
     
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    The Nano was really just an upgrade to the Mini. It's like saying for Apple to get rid of the 5G iPod and bring back the 4G one. Theres just no point.
     
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    MattyMac

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    I love the nano...it is ridiculously sweeeeeeet!


    And forget the idea of bringing back the 4G...it was my first iPod and apple product ever, but I just don't like it as much as the other iPods.

    I think the 3G is the coolest:D
     
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    Microdrives are much more likely to fail when jostled than flash memory. Besides, the nano is much nicer looking to me and everyone needs a colour display, right?

    The mini had a good size but it's just too likely to have a drive failure. For that same reason, I don't buy Microdrive CompactFlash cards for my camera.
     

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