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January 6th, 2004

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03:01 pm - $250 FOR A MINI IPOD? Way to screw up a good idea Apple!
The 15G ipod is only $299 LIST, and less in stores with discounts and way less online.

Yet, they think people will buy the mini ipods with only 4G for $249?

Jesus, way to take a killer idea (sub $100 mini ipods) and fuck it up past all usefulness.
Then again, this is apple, land of the clever-ideas-that-cost-100x-what-other-companies-charge.

I should just go buy one of those dell 20G jukeboxes for like $150 used.

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Date:January 7th, 2004 02:53 am (UTC)
but the ipod minis are preeeeeetty. of course that doesn't mean i'm getting one.... haha
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Date:January 7th, 2004 03:56 am (UTC)
You can get a 20gig Rio that's pretty small and plays OGG files for $250.
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Date:January 7th, 2004 02:45 pm (UTC)
Now that I'll have to take a look at!
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Date:January 7th, 2004 08:07 pm (UTC)
Find a 4 Gig 1" form-factor hard drive for under $200. Just because it's a great idea doesn't mean it can be done for the price point you'd like. Yet. Hard drive density per dollar continues to more than double each year. And it looks like at the major companies are working on the small form factor drives, fueled partly by the success of iPod. A year ago the thinking was still "who needs 4 gig in the palm of their hand?" Now, they're seeing that people are buying. So expect big things. Err, big storage in little packages with smaller price tags, that is.
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Date:January 7th, 2004 08:27 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't use a hard drive at all, I'd use plain flash storage.

The flash chip memory itself isn't that expensive.

I was expecting a 1G model at $99, so I'd be plenty happy with a 1G flash model.

Full compactflash cards at 1G go for $150. The chips themselves are much less. I'd wager you could produce a 1G $99 ipod with the right equipment.

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