I know I'm still harping on Apple products, but I never posted anything more on the bitter reactions to the iPod Mini. Here's another link courtesy of Anil Dash's daily links page, this time from the Business 2.0 blog:
Apple isn't pricing the Mini to compete against the lineup of its own products. It's pricing the Mini against rivals, just like it should. The little machine is squarely in the same entry level price cluster as the Nomad MuVo2 and the Nitrus Rio (both the 1.5 and 4 GB versions).
The accompanying chart should be required reading when Macheads bitch and moan about iPod Mini pricing. If I had the money this instant, I'd be in possession of the li'l bugger this weekend. Hell, I may get it anyway, bills be damned (or delayed really).
In an earlier post, the stuff of wet dreams:
The San Jose Mercury News has finally let the cat out of the iPod bag.
Santa Clara audio chip maker PortalPlayer, which made it possible for Apple Computer to quickly design its iPod music player. Using the template that PortalPlayer designs, just about anyone can design a music player. Then they can take that design to Flextronics to have it built on short notice.
We agree, and reported on this trend earlier in "The Rise of the Instant Company."
I already have a dream about assembling my own Mac (no one builds a computer, they put the shit together like a jigsaw puzzle!). If I could somehow do the same with an iPod-like device... Man oh, man!
Posted by ronn at January 13, 2004 11:45 PM