Mini storage, not so mini price

The much rumoured iPod Mini has finally been announced. Rumours had been flying around that it would hold 2GB of music, and cost $99. If that had been the case I’d have bought one straight away.

In reality it will hold 4GB of music (good), but cost $249 (bad). Compare that with the announcement that the base iPod will increase from 10GB to 15GB and remain at the same $299 price, and I think Apple have killed most of the market for the iPod Mini even before it’s released.

The only people who will buy one now are the fashion conscious muppets with money to waste who want something to match their latest handbag.

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7 Responses to Mini storage, not so mini price

  1. matt says:

    completely true
    if you notice that the mid sized proper ipod is

  2. marc says:

    nob jockeys.

    also of note are all the other players that cost much less than an ipod but aren’t trendy.

    I now get 12-14hrs out of my archos with with 2100mah batteries, try that with your ipod!

  3. matt says:

    COOOOOOOL!!!!!! that’s good marc
    i like my ipod as i am a dumb appleite ;-)
    getting a pc in 10 days time though.

  4. marc says:

    good lad. ykims

    keep meaning to get some 2300mah batteries

  5. Mike D says:

    “The only people who will buy one now are the fashion conscious muppets with money to waste who want something to match their latest handbag.”

    That’s a big market – maybe Apple aren’t so dumb :-)

  6. grant says:

    According to The Metro today, it was *going* to be

  7. Rich says:

    I think Mike might have a point there :)