RIP, iPod Mini? No way, say fans

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    It seems like lately, any time there is some speculation to be written abuot Apple stuff, Shaw Wu gets quoted. Has anyone happened to notice if all his prognostificationalizing and stuff has panned out as halfway acccurate?
  3. winmacguy macrumors 68020


    Nov 8, 2003
    New Zealand
    I dont know, ask Steve Jobs ;) :D
  4. p0intblank macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2005
    New Jersey
    If someone offered me an iPod mini for a good price, I'd probably take it. The nano is an awesome music player and all, but the iPod mini comes in a better variety of colors. But which one would I like more? Of course the nano...

    I hope Apple brings back the multi-color iPods. I never got to own one.
  5. danny_w macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Not much chance. The mini's that are available at retail and on eBay are now going for much more than new prices, it seems.
  6. Fender2112 macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    I have a blue one that I may have to put on eBay if things get stupid. I do like the mini. It has a nice size, not too big, not too small. And I also like the aluminum casing.
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    OMG, bring back the Model A and Model T Fords, these new ones are just too expensive and made of plastic.
  8. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    i love my mini. i might have to get it a better battery though. it kinda sucks right now. oh well. its still great.
  10. maestro55 macrumors 68030


    Nov 13, 2005
    Goat Farm in Meridian, TX
    Surgeon General warn's: Drinking my result in lose of commen sense when bidding on online auction sites, such as

    But seriously, I wouldn't pay for the mini, but I wouldn't pay for a nano either. If someone is going to pay that much, why not get a 30gig or 60gig iPod? I don't know, the idea of carrying ALL my music around, it is just nifty :)
  11. Seasought macrumors 65816


    Nov 3, 2005
    In McHenry's case, it was to fulfill the Christmas wish of his friend's girlfriend. "She had her heart set on an iPod Mini mainly because they are discontinued, so not many people would have them," he said.

    I could see Apple bringing the mini back in some revamped fasion later on...from a 'mac collector' point of view I can understand why people want to get their hands on one (regardless of pure aesthetic taste). Myself, I never really got that excited over them. :)
  12. danny_w macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Actually, I was all set to get a mini as my first iPod when Apple came out with the nano and discontinued the mini. I was sorely disappointed, because I really liked the aluminum case and the 6GB size, but eventually decided to buy a nano. I think Apple would be smart to come out with a color screenv ersion of the mini though.
  13. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

    Apr 21, 2004
    When rumors of a new player, which turned out to be the nano, was surfacing I was expecting a 8gig mini. But alas, I just went with an 30gig 5g so alls well that ends well.
  14. greg555 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2005
    Interesting article. Too bad the guy thinks a 50% increased run-time is a double life battery.

    If you could get the 8GB hard drive for $100 I'd go for it. Maybe next year when my battery needs replacing :)


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