I have yet to get on the bandwagon and get an iPod. I don't know, I guess I am kind of old fashioned and prefer to just listen to my CDs and tapes on a regular old fashioned Walkman. However, it seems I am not in the majority on this one. Most people, especially those a couple of years younger than me, are seemingly all into these iPod devices.
Each time that a new one was introduced, the critics said that no one would pay the asking price, and each one sold like gangbusters. Now Apple is set to release its $199 iPod Nano to replace last season's Mini. I expect sales to be like those for the previous versions and the Nano will sell like hotcakes.
In addition, Apple is introducing an iTunes cell phone. The phone, which had been expected since 2004, is a collaborative effort between Apple and Motorola and will be called the Rokr; it can hold up to 100 songs and will only be available in Cingular stores and online for $249.
According to a C/net article:
It's harvest time in Apple country, and the season's new crop includes a diminutive new iPod to replace the popular Mini, as well as an iTunes cell phone.
Both were unveiled at a much-hyped press event in San Francisco this week.
The new iPod Nano, which is thinner than a pencil and roughly the size of a business card, uses flash memory rather than the small, spinning hard drives used in Minis. It replaces the beloved Mini line--Apple's best-selling version of the iPod--and costs more per gigabyte than its predecessor.
The 2GB Nano sells for $199 and the 4GB Nano sells for $249. The 4GB Mini sold for $199 and the 6GB version sold for $249.