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02-07-2006, 06:30 AM
Apple releases 1GB iPod nano
By INQUIRER staff: Tuesday 07 February 2006, 13:48
Apple said it has released a 1GB iPod nano which it will sell for $149. It has similar features to the 2GB and 4GB models apart from its capacity.
It has also shuffled the iPod Shuffle prices, with 512MB and 1GB machines costing $69 and $99.
White and black models of the iPod for the Windows and for the Mac are already available, said Apple.
02-07-2006, 09:46 AM
who's going to pay 150 bucks for a gig?
02-07-2006, 10:23 AM
A lot of people, I bet.
I'm glad the shuffle prices were dropped, makes much more sense at the price they are now and I might actually pick one up
02-07-2006, 10:38 AM
Not that this thread has done it yet, but I always get a kick out of iPod threads. It always seems like there's 3 types of people:
- iPod -- Best thing since sliced bread
- iPod -- Overpriced piece of crap
- Just buy what you like
I was just reading a thread over at fatwallet that degraded into this type of a conversation.
02-07-2006, 11:21 AM
1gb - $149
2gb - $199
4gb - $249
I don't see why a perspective buyer would bother with a 1gig versus paying an extra $100 for 4x the capacity. Maybe that's just me though...:shrug:
02-07-2006, 01:09 PM
The Shuffles sound more price worthy now compared to other mp3 palyers. The nanos however I rather pay more and get the ones with video with a lot more storage.
Still I don't an iPod just because the cost is still high. I like the direction they are going in though.
02-07-2006, 01:19 PM
As soon as I can 'spend' the money, I'm getting a 60gigger.
I should be getting my new Alpine cd deck tomorrow,...which has an iPod interface.
60gigs in the car? buh-bye cds. :heh:
02-07-2006, 01:30 PM
well, it's all personal preference. Some people don't have 60gigs of audio.
some people don't have 400 dollars to spend on an mp3 player regardless of how great of a deal it may be in comparason to the other players, etc etc.
And I personally don't see why they made a 1gb nano. The 2gb one was a good choice as it was, but I guess it makes sense as as far as price goes, since the 1gb nano is pretty much just a shuffle with a screen and the ability to make playlists.
02-08-2006, 10:24 PM
I think it makes great sense. They didn't have another product that fits in at that pricepoint. Plus... it gives their 4GB model more legs at the same $249 pricepoint. They could have easily introduced an 8GB model and bumped the 4GB down to $199 and the 2GB to the new $149 point. But... nope, they chose to stretch out the life cycle of the 4GB.
An 8GB black Nano would be quite nice.
02-08-2006, 11:07 PM
If you could record directly to your iPod Nano and play more movie formats, I could see the smaller size being attractive. Plus at $150 you don't have to walk around like it's a carton of eggs. They could also be reaching out the non- technophile who is interested in using it for photos or music and is a little short on cash. $150 sounds a lot cheaper too ;) Hmm I wonder if any camera will come out that lets you save directly to iPod, in place of SD/ Compact Flash? Now that would be cool.
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