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Briefly: 99-cent Nanos; GamePod?

updated 07:40 pm EDT, Tue May 30, 2006

99-cent Nanos, GamePod?

In brief: 99 Cents Only Stores is set to celebrate the grand opening of its newest retail location in Vista, California by offering nine iPod nanos for 99 cents each, as well as 99 digital cameras for 99 cents each.... Rumors are flying that Apple is developing an iPod that can play games as well as music and digital video.... The Iconfactory has released Talos Tsui's latest freeware icon collection, ClearBlack (shown at right), that offers transparent as well as black icons for both dark and light desktops.... has upgraded its Mac mini dedicated hosting packages to include Intel-based Mac minis.... Chipmaker SigmaTel will likely remain the supplier for Apple's iPod shuffle, although cash balances may still drop to zero by the end of the year.

by MacNN Staff





  1. dimmer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Gamepod !=l Mac Games

    The iPod, since day 1, has has some basic, simple games. These have been developed and made public, not hidden. Given the iPod success, it's not difficult to see Apple hiring someone(s) to write more. It's not a sign that Apple will enter into Mac games, and certainly not the laughable notion of a "Gamer Mac". MacOSTumors really needs to let that go.

  1. trevc

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Why Not?

    With the success of the Nintendo DS/DS Lite, it's a market that I 'think' has room for more portable as the PSP is nice, but 'too much'? Keep it simpler.

    With Apple's similar hardware with Nintento Gamecube in the past I thought that Apple would partner with Nintendo to bring all those games to the Mac in some sort of Software based Emulator.

    If Apple made the mini into a gamecube media centre/computer it'd probably be a big hit, why not buy Nintendo and make the Apple WiiPod? ;-)

  1. Monstermind

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Never Happen.

    The Apple Pippin@ game system was a non-starter. One would hope that they learned to leave gaming in general to Nintendo et al.

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