- Aug 5, 2003
I would say they Apple would sell a large amount of space like a 1 gig. But what would people pay. 150-200 bucks for it, thats why I'm wondering what the chips are for and why they would state it out loud, Apple hates it when people do that. It could be chips just for antishock protection for all I know, just want to put it out there.stoid said:Does this chip manufacturer make flash chips that only work in music players? I don't know that it's a given that Apple is putting them into a music player.
iPod Micro! 50 songs in your pocket!! WOOOO!!!
I don't see this happening. Flash players have already flooded the market. No premium for Apple. Little to differentiate, other than the interface.
I doubt most people who own the mini even know it has a hard drive.
I can't see Apple cranking out me-too $150 flash players.
that's where you are incorrect too. they won't be under $100. such a low price point would "cheapen" the brand, offer no room for differentiation and have no profit.DrGruv1 said:I teach jr. high kids, they would BUY without question the Ipod flash under $100. They watch TV see the commercials and would buy it in a second! To the jr. high and high school kid they would sell REALLY well!
the same thing can be said for hard-drive based players too.kikimus said:I don't see this happening. Flash players have already flooded the market. No premium for Apple. Little to differentiate, other than the interface.
I hope this is true but I would like to see a price of $150.00. I also doubt apple will release it before Christmas. They will let the current iPod line take it this quarter and probably release it at MacWord 2005...like they did the mini.jxyama said:that's where you are incorrect too. they won't be under $100. such a low price point would "cheapen" the brand, offer no room for differentiation and have no profit.
the way apple would do a flash player would be ~$175, high capacity (1+ GB?) as min. otherwise, there's no money to be made.
i still doubt they will bother with flash, cheap iPods. just like there are no headless cheap Macs, there's no profit margin to be worth lending very premium apple branding on it.
The high end photo flash cards have capacities of 8 GB and write speeds approaching 20 MB / sec. - but they cost some $$$. Backing off to non-cutting edge stuff, though, really brings down the prices.Inkmonkey said:What is the max size of a Flash card currently?
pkradd's post pretty much ends the discussion here.pkradd said:SigmaTel doesn't make memory chips. They make controllers used to run both disk and flash MP3 players. The Rio deal is true as well. Doesn't mean Apple isn't getting their controllers from SigmaTel as well. According to the site, the controller can help get 50 hours of battery life.
those 8 GB "flash cards" are actually hard drives (not flash memory) in CF enclosures.CalfCanuck said:The high end photo flash cards have capacities of 8 GB