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Weak iPod Nano Sales?

yankeefan24

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wow. i thought the nano was a really good seller. Even though i think the video sold better, it still says that it is the #1 seller on http://store.apple.com.

Scroll down to top sellers or something in the middle of the page on the left.
 
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rockthecasbah

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Apr 12, 2005
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if this is true, they probably will increase when the next revisions come around aka larger storage capacity. Right now i think they might be a little high for many :)
 
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Queso

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Digitimes

From experience, Digitimes are usually wrong. Take this with a pinch of salt.
 
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puckhead193

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May 25, 2004
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i think its not selling as well is because of the size. 4 GB or about 1,000 songs. many people who have a mini have larger music collection the 4 GB. Also if you look at the price, for 30 gig isn't that more plus it plays video.
 
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devilot

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puckhead193 said:
Also if you look at the price, for 30 gig isn't that more plus it plays video.
I don't know about that though... In the past, I'm pretty sure Apple had similar price differences between different iPods and they all still sold.

I think it was all that negative press about the scratching. That and the fact that the Nano probably feels too tiny in a lot of peoples' hands.
 
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Abulia

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puckhead193 said:
i think its not selling as well is because of the size. 4 GB or about 1,000 songs. many people who have a mini have larger music collection the 4 GB. Also if you look at the price, for 30 gig isn't that more plus it plays video.
Yea, the nano replaced the mini at the same pricepoint. So you got 2GB less storage than the mini and worse battery life...?

Why exactly was I supposed to "upgrade" from my mini?

nano sales will take off as soon as the nano at least matches the previous generation (the mini) in features.
 
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celebrian23

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Mar 12, 2006
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I'm pretty surprised if this is true. The only reason I don't like nanos is that it's too small- I'd be afraid it'd accidently slip out of something without me noticing.
 
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Savage Henry

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Don M. said:
Yea, the nano replaced the mini at the same pricepoint. So you got 2GB less storage than the mini and worse battery life...?

Why exactly was I supposed to "upgrade" from my mini?

nano sales will take off as soon as the nano at least matches the previous generation (the mini) in features.

Ditto that ... I'll ubuy the nano when it eventually catches up with the mini I bought for my lady nearly 2 years ago ...
 
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XIII

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Digitimes also reported we would have our PB and iBook G5's.. I'm still waiting.. :) Take this with a bucket of salt.
 
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runninmac

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Ah my heart skipped a few beats (because I'm a share holder) then I read it was from Digitimes and I was thinking "Oh thank god! Apples sellling a $#!t load". Gotta love their track record:rolleyes:
 
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RichP

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Don M. said:
Yea, the nano replaced the mini at the same pricepoint. So you got 2GB less storage than the mini and worse battery life...?

Why exactly was I supposed to "upgrade" from my mini?

nano sales will take off as soon as the nano at least matches the previous generation (the mini) in features.

I really like my nano, more so than my gfs mini. That being said, most of my friends with the mini really like that form factor, the fact that it was aluminum, and in color, and other mini-ish things. Nano really is a proper successor to the Shuffle than the mini.
 
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longofest

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XIII said:
Digitimes also reported we would have our PB and iBook G5's.. I'm still waiting.. :) Take this with a bucket of salt.

My rule is, if digitimes reported it, then the reverse must be true ;). don't take any stock in this report... It's on page 2 for a reason.
 
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jamdr

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Jul 20, 2003
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I wouldn't be surprised if this was true, although I'm not sure that it is. However, the fact that Apple introduced the 1GB model kind of leads me to believe it is.

I thought Apple kind of dropped the ball with the Nano. People LOVED the Minis--the different colors, the size, the battery life (2nd gen) and storage capacity. The Nano kind of went against all of that. They should have kept the colors (blue, green, pink, white or black or both). They shouldn't have reduced the storage capacity from 4-6GB to 2-4GB. People don't want to pay the same for less. And there was a ton of bad press about the scratching. One great thing about the Minis was that they were so durable and very hard to scratch!
 
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XIII

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longofest said:
My rule is, if digitimes reported it, then the reverse must be true ;). don't take any stock in this report... It's on page 2 for a reason.

Apple is selling ground breaking numbers of iPod nano's! ;) :D
 
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echeck

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Apr 20, 2004
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I wouldn't say Nano sales are "weak", but I wouldn't be surprised if they weren't as strong as expected due to 5G iPod Sales. Yeah, there's always been the low-end and high-end iPods, but the fact that the 5G iPod plays video makes it much more desireable. An extra 150 bucks for 30 gigs and the ability to play videos would sway quite a few people, I think.

It did me. ;)
 
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bigandy

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Apr 30, 2004
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"dumping" stock?

of NAND memory?

yeah right. selling to others, maybe, but not dumping!?!??? :confused:
 
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macdong

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Mar 25, 2003
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Don M. said:
Yea, the nano replaced the mini at the same pricepoint. So you got 2GB less storage than the mini and worse battery life...?

Why exactly was I supposed to "upgrade" from my mini?

nano sales will take off as soon as the nano at least matches the previous generation (the mini) in features.


well, it's got a color screen ;)
 
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sdavis8888

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Mar 20, 2006
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8 GB iPod Nano Soon?

The article also shows prices for 8 GB flash modules, which have apparently dropped to below the price level of 4 GB flash modules from 3 months ago. At this price you would expect that Apple would introduce an 8 GB Nano soon. This gives people a reason to go to the Nano as it would finally have a larger capacity than a Mini. 2,000 songs is a significant amount of music. Maybe a Mini upgrade in April?
 
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MrTchMan

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I plan on buying one for my girlfriend but I might wait until the new Ipods are announced. If they are???
 
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FocusAndEarnIt

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sdavis8888 said:
The article also shows prices for 8 GB flash modules, which have apparently dropped to below the price level of 4 GB flash modules from 3 months ago. At this price you would expect that Apple would introduce an 8 GB Nano soon. This gives people a reason to go to the Nano as it would finally have a larger capacity than a Mini. 2,000 songs is a significant amount of music. Maybe a Mini upgrade in April?
Very interesting.

I'd buy one at 8GB.
 
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ipacmm

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Jun 17, 2003
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sdavis8888 said:
The article also shows prices for 8 GB flash modules, which have apparently dropped to below the price level of 4 GB flash modules from 3 months ago. At this price you would expect that Apple would introduce an 8 GB Nano soon. This gives people a reason to go to the Nano as it would finally have a larger capacity than a Mini. 2,000 songs is a significant amount of music. Maybe a Mini upgrade in April?

I could see apple updating the Nano line to 8GB, 4GB, 2GB...I really don't know who would buy the 1GB Nano...it just seems like next to no songs on it.
 
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Abulia

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lilstewart92 said:
Very interesting.

I'd buy one at 8GB.
Well, I'd consider it. Battery life would have to be addressed. Heck, I'd be happy with a 6GB nano; that at least achieves parity with my Mini.
 
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