I'm not quite sure I "get" the new iPods...
Maybe I have it all wrong?
They?re not THAT ?mini?. And when the $249 price appeared in his Keynote slide, I almost choked. While it may be totally unrealistic of me to have expected - along with others - a $99 iPod, I surely thought something in the $149-199 range was a sure bet and was thinking ?well, this is great...go get ?em, Steve!?...UNTIL that price dropped in.
Granted, its more capacity than the market they?re going after. But it?s SO CLOSE to the low-end iPod.
Could they not have saved all that design and manufacturing time and simply - since they seem to have discontinued it in favor of the 15GB at the entry $299 price - maybe sold the 10GB model for, say, $199?
I?d rather see a 4 iPod lineup, covering 10, 15, 20 and 40GB at $199, $299, $399 and $499 than to see a $249 that isn?t that ?mini?, isn?t THAT roomy.
I?m just thinking out loud here, but who - with money tight and people so careful about where it goes - would buy these, when they can spend $50 more and get nearly 4x the capacity (4GB > 15GB)?
I guess the colors and slightly smaller size appeal to some (many, even), but I just don?t know. Am I the only one who thinks $249 for 4GB - no matter how small or cool the colors are - is kinda dead in the water? I really, really, really did not expect these things to be anywhere near $249. I was absolutely stunned.