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Apple unveils new 6GB iPod mini, reduces prices

updated 08:35 am EST, Wed February 23, 2005

New iPod mini lineup

Apple today unveiled the second generation lineup with a new 4GB model priced at $200 and a new 6GB model with 50 percent more storage priced at $250. Both iPod mini models feature increased battery life of up to 18 hours, USB charging and an ultra-portable, lightweight design available in four colors (pink, blue, silver, and green). "The iPod mini is now available at the magic price point of $199," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "At this breakthrough price point, and with more than twice the battery life, the new iPod mini should appeal to even more music lovers." The 4GB and 6GB models of iPod mini are available worldwide immediately and include earbud headphones, a belt clip case, and a USB 2.0 cable.

An optional USB power adapter is available for $30 which easily charges iPod mini when traveling. Other accessories include the iPod Dock for $40 for desktop syncing and charging, in-ear headphones for $40, an arm band for $30, a lanyard for $20 and FireWire cable for $20.




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  1. ArcticBear

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    shipping time

    I believe that's "immediately"... ;)

  1. Meövv

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Finally!!!

    This means that the G5 Powerbooks are coming!!!

  1. boomer0127

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    WAIT! But there's no...

    ...FireWire Cable?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: wait

    Yep, I guess Apple finally realized that (a) most the people buying an iPod use a PC, and (b) none of them use Firewire, so (c) including a firewire cable in a package that 95% of all its users just throw in a box is a waste of money.

    Remember, initially, you had to pay extra for the USB cable...

  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    pc buyers can...

    ...at least see the site - apple's website won't load in safari on my g4 mac but loads perfectly in ie on my pc...

    i just have to laugh... go gett'em tiger...

  1. JeffHarris

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    FireWire + PocketDock

    I bought one of those little SendStation PocketDock FireWire to iPod cable adaptors and can use ANY FireWire cable with my mini. Very Cool!

    So, now I can finally use some of those extra FireWire cables I've got in my cable storage box.

  1. bonaccij

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    No No NO!!!!!

    UGLY UGLY UGLY BLUE!!!! :( But the green is kinda hot....

  1. GoDucks

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    No AC adapter either...

    Old 4 Gig Price of $249 less $29 for the adapter less $19 for the firewire cable means they have really just lowered the price by $2.00 and given you the option of ordering the extra that you really need. Very smart but not the $50.00 price cut people initially think they are getting.

    (Don't get me wrong - I'm not complaining as I just ordered a pink and a green 6GB - I'm just saying they are pretty skick at this stuff. Same thing with the Photo - they dropped the price but now you have to buy the AV cable, case, and dock on top of the iPod.)

  1. guytoronto

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    No accessories included?

    Good! As an Apple reseller, now I'll be able to sell the accessories to people that they need.

    The iPod box should include the iPod, cable, earbuds, and CD. That's it!

    Even adding the belt clip in the mini box is too much I say. Give them the bare essentials to use the thing. Take the AC adapter out of the 20GB.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    iPod

    BTW, didn't see this in the coverage, but the 4G iPod is still around, but only in the 20GB $299 model. And it still comes with the firewire cable.

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