|Bits and Pieces
Tuesday, January 11, 2005 apple attack
Mac Mini - the sub-$500 Mac. [sans monitor]
iPod Shuffle - iPod's flash version. [512MB for $99 and 1GB for $139]
Long-rumoured and eagerly awaited releases.
CEO Sim Wong Hoo of Creative, Singapore [that declared war on Apple late last year] has this to say on iPod Shuffle >
" We’re expecting a good fight but they’re coming out with something that’s five generations older. It’s our first generation MuVo One product feature, without display, just have a (shuffle feature). We had that — that’s a four-year-old product. So I think the whole industry will just laugh at it, because the flash people — it’s worse than the cheapest Chinese player. Even the cheap, cheap Chinese brand today has display and has FM. They don’t have this kind of thing, and they expect to come out with a fight; I think it’s a non-starter to begin with. " posted by pradeep | Permalink | (8)
I heard about it last evening in radio and rushed home and there it was on the apple website. As always great industrial design. I am planning a trip to the local Apple store for a better look.
More than the Shuffle, I am thrilled about MacMini. Now apple's talking.
True. Shuffle just adds a device to an already solid market for flash music players. Just gives it the apple touch and itunes backing. The Mini though is a different beast. Its ridiculously small and fantastically nice looking. I am seriously considering replacing my dying desktop with the Mini. I already have a Wintel laptop and this will work well for variety.
I'm not impressed with iPodShuffle, but Mini is really superb. Its so cute, and small. Attracts the best chicks in town. :-)
Shuffle - How abt looking at it as a cute little flash drive that plays music?!
Bad news guys.
mini looks awesome. Probably I will go for this and buy all the other accesories.
Paran, I have not tried reading Tamil texts on Mac, but after your query, a general search showed mac-compatibility. So go ahead get a Mini!!