iPod Why is the 8GB Nano only in BLACK?!?!

MacBoySeattle

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 2, 2006
74
0
Why, why, why? For $50 more than the 4gb, the 8gb is a steal, but only in black? I'm getting a 4gb then :eek:
 

~Shard~

macrumors P6
Jun 4, 2003
18,377
42
1123.6536.5321
Yeah, Apple seems to have something with black products - just like how the black MacBook is $200 more than the white one, but doesn't have $200 worth of upgrades over its white counterpart. ;)
 

MacBoySeattle

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 2, 2006
74
0
~Shard~ said:
Yeah, Apple seems to have something with black products - just like how the black MacBook is $200 more than the white one, but doesn't have $200 worth of upgrades over its white counterpart. ;)
Hey black is fine, just let me buy a green 8 gb too!! :D Bastards, well I shouldn't complain :cool:
 

aristobrat

macrumors G5
Oct 14, 2005
12,249
1,321
It used to be that just having an iPod or iBook was enough of a status symbol for some that were into that kind of stuff.

Now that iPods and MacBooks are way more common, I'm guessing Apple's using the black models to put the status symbol back into the line.

"Oh, you have a [MacBook/Nano]. Cool. Oh. It's [any color other than black?] Really? Ewwwww." j/k :)
 

~Shard~

macrumors P6
Jun 4, 2003
18,377
42
1123.6536.5321
MacBoySeattle said:
Hey black is fine, just let me buy a green 8 gb too!! :D Bastards, well I shouldn't complain :cool:
Yeah, at least it's not as bad as the MacBooks - going from a 60GB to an 80GB HDD on the white MacBook is only a $50 upgrade - yet Apple wants $200 more for the black model with that same HDD, resulting in the consumer paying $150 for the color. ;)

But in this case, yeah, if you're buying the high end iPod nano and shelling out that much money, you think Apple would give you some options as with the other models. ;)
 

MacBoySeattle

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 2, 2006
74
0
~Shard~ said:
Yeah, at least it's not as bad as the MacBooks - going from a 60GB to an 80GB HDD on the white MacBook is only a $50 upgrade - yet Apple wants $200 more for the black model with that same HDD, resulting in the consumer paying $150 for the color. ;)

But in this case, yeah, if you're buying the high end iPod nano and shelling out that much money, you think Apple would give you some options as with the other models. ;)
Dude, that's the whole thing. It's not even a whole lot of money. It's only $50 more for a 8gb. I'd drop $50 like a bad habit, IF I could the 8gb in green. Oh well sux2bapple :D I'm getting a 4gb.
 

~Shard~

macrumors P6
Jun 4, 2003
18,377
42
1123.6536.5321
MacBoySeattle said:
Dude, that's the whole thing. It's not even a whole lot of money. It's only $50 more for a 8gb. I'd drop $50 like a bad habit, IF I could the 8gb in green. Oh well sux2bapple :D I'm getting a 4gb.
Don't worry, you're preaching to the choir. ;) :cool:
 

mrgreen4242

macrumors 601
Feb 10, 2004
4,355
1
Ya, it's not only costing them upsells, but sales alltogether. I would have snagged an 8gb Pink nano for my wife for Xmas (she has a 1G 10gb iPod atm :eek:), but it doesn't exist, so no sale...

She won't go for anything smaller than an 8gb - for her the 10gb is actually about perfect and she says that if she got a new iPod it would have to be at least that big or bigger, but she loves my nano and she'd forgive 2gb for a pink one... but she won't trade 6gb for it.

So, I suppose she's gonna get jewelry or something lame like that! ;)
 

NATO

macrumors 68000
Feb 14, 2005
1,692
28
Northern Ireland
Classic case of upselling

"What's that sir? You want a colour other than Silver, but you only need 2GB of storage? You'll be needing to go for the 4GB then " :rolleyes:

"What's that sir? You want a black one but you'll still only use 2GB? You'll be needing to go for that shiny 8GB one then" :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Apple seems to really love this new thing of making Black the new 'exclusive'
 

MacBoySeattle

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 2, 2006
74
0
I think profit margins might be lower on the 8gb than the 4gb. Maybe thats why? They might want to make the 4gb the defacto standard.
 

mrgreen4242

macrumors 601
Feb 10, 2004
4,355
1
NATO said:
Classic case of upselling

"What's that sir? You want a colour other than Silver, but you only need 2GB of storage? You'll be needing to go for the 4GB then " :rolleyes:

"What's that sir? You want a black one but you'll still only use 2GB? You'll be needing to go for that shiny 8GB one then" :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Apple seems to really love this new thing of making Black the new 'exclusive'
Except that I think they over-estimate the desirability of black iPods... I mean to say that if you want a cool black iPod for $250 the iPod video may very well be just as appealing. The nano market, since it doesn't do movies, games, etc, seems to be casual, lower priced customers, people who colors are a big deal for: else why do colored nanos? BUT, by making the 8gb reasonably price yet only in back, they are potentially losing sales, not making them... or that's how I see it anyways.

Now, I could have seen them doing a silver 2gb, a white and black 4gb, and a range of color 8gb models. That would make some sense... cheap basic model, a classic midrange unit, and the new, hip colorful high end nano.
 

other

macrumors 6502
Aug 18, 2005
312
0
I hate the fact that people use Apple products as "status symbols". I'm kind of interested in the nano, but I'm not sure if 8 GB is enough. And if I had the choice of all colors I would still choose black, but buying a black nano would just make me feel like I want to show off. Why aren't they all available in all colors?

I might go for the 30 GB iPod though. Storage and video vs. durability (flash memory) and battery time... Damn.
 

theBB

macrumors 68020
Jan 3, 2006
2,453
3
$250 is a bit expensive, so 8GB model probably will not sell in as high numbers as the others, so stocking many colors of it would be too costly for Apple.
 

mrgreen4242

macrumors 601
Feb 10, 2004
4,355
1
theBB said:
$250 is a bit expensive, so 8GB model probably will not sell in as high numbers as the others, so stocking many colors of it would be too costly for Apple.
The 4gb nano was $250 and I'm pretty sure it sold very, very well. I could be wrong, but the numbers are all out there if you care to look.
 

EssentialParado

macrumors 65816
Feb 17, 2005
1,157
8
^ Why are you rich? :(


I think mrgreen4242 makes a very good point: forcing the 8GB to be in black doesn't make it desirable enough when you can just get the black video iPod.

Hopefully it won't take long for them to bring all the colors to the 8GB version. I've been waiting for 8GB since the announcement of the iPod Mini. It's why I still don't have an iPod!!

Ideally: yellow iPod Nano with 8GB.
Second: blue iPod Nano with 8GB.
Third: black iPod Nano with 8GB.

(unless a touch-widescreen-ed video iPod comes out in January.)
 

dan-o-mac

macrumors 6502a
Oct 12, 2004
721
0
Brooklyn, NY
mrgreen4242 said:
Except that I think they over-estimate the desirability of black iPods... I mean to say that if you want a cool black iPod for $250 the iPod video may very well be just as appealing. The nano market, since it doesn't do movies, games, etc, seems to be casual, lower priced customers, people who colors are a big deal for: else why do colored nanos? BUT, by making the 8gb reasonably price yet only in back, they are potentially losing sales, not making them... or that's how I see it anyways.

Now, I could have seen them doing a silver 2gb, a white and black 4gb, and a range of color 8gb models. That would make some sense... cheap basic model, a classic midrange unit, and the new, hip colorful high end nano.
I agree with you 100% colors will be more popular than the black so there is no real upsale benefit. It's probably like someone said earlier. The profit margins might be lower on the 8gb than the 4gb or they are going to wait till millions of people buy 4GB nanos in color then announce in a few months that they have the 8GB nanos in color too. Lame move on Apples part.:rolleyes:

Edit: If Apple really wanted to make the Black Nano a premium iPod the could have charged $30 more for the black and had the 8GB Nanos in color. My girlfriend who wants a green Nano is buying an black 8GB, not because it's hot or a premium iPod it's because she has no other color option for an 8GB Nano.
 

freebooter

macrumors 65816
Feb 24, 2005
1,253
0
Daegu, South Korea
I want a nano chameleon. I'd be easy to misplace, but quite an ice breaker.

But really, I'd buy a green 8 GB tomorrow, and sell my white 4 GB. But not black. It is so, "I Think I'm Cool." The SS Nazis were the ones who popularized the whole black leather b.s. The look was picked up by motorcyclist rebels and the avant-garde in the 50s, and it's been metastasizing ever since.
 

wiseguy27

macrumors 6502
Apr 30, 2005
420
0
USA
MacBoySeattle said:
I think profit margins might be lower on the 8gb than the 4gb. Maybe thats why? They might want to make the 4gb the defacto standard.
Exactly! They definitely want to push the 4GB model more than the other two - that's why it has other colors while the 2GB and 8GB come in standard silver and black (respectively).