In defense of the iPod Mini

ArsTechnica does its best job in defending Apple’s atrocious iPod Mini, citing the market it’s after and the comparitive value it has there.

I’m still not buying it. If I were interested in buying it, I’d still go with a full-on iPod. But in the interests of equal time, I give you the article to chew over.


2 Responses to “In defense of the iPod Mini”

  1. BronteJD
    29. January 2004 at 10:52


    I like the comparison to the other high-end flash/mp3 players that it is, in theory, supposed to compete with; i.e., the fact that they’re all in the same price point. However, I would THINK that if you’re trying to capture attention and market share, you would want to make it cost LESS than your competitors.

    So when are you buying your iPod?? :)

  2. Augie De Blieck Jr.
    29. January 2004 at 12:50

    Nope, not going to happen. Not buying it. Sometimes, it makes a certain amount of sense, but I don’t want anothe expensive toy that I need to carry around with me all the time. It’s easier to throw all those CDs in the car and use ‘em as I need ‘em.

    And I don’t listen to music while walking down the street or shopping. I don’t need that much music that often.

    The other disappointment with the iPod Mini is that it has a hard drive and not some sort of flash memory. That means more moving parts that are likely to break at some point.