Tuesday, February 17, 2004

IPod Mini out Friday

I thought this was joke when I first read this story. Based on all the articles I had read and the hoopla surrounding the release of the IPod Mini, I thought that this device had already come out. Turns out, as the title of the article says, the Minis will begin shipping on Friday -- first orders filled will be the 100,000 pre-orders. I do have to say that I am quite surprised that there are that many pre-orders for this device. Cost of the mini is $249.00, whereas the cost of the 15gb full-size is $299. The Mini holds about 1,000 songs and the 15gb full-size holds about 3,700 songs. In my mind, I would hands-down pay the extra $50.00 for the extra 2,700 songs; of course, I wouldn't get a smaller device in cool fashion colors.

Interesting, about the delay, although not too surprising overall. After all, I got my 30gb IPod when it first came out and have been waiting for certain accessories ever since. It's interesting, when I think back about my accessory buying -- I have bought several accessories just to make due until the next cooler accessory came out; maybe it does work to advertise, withhold, get pre-orders, and then ship.

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