It’s really a shame I think.
Last week the Stevemeister rolled out some hot new Apple gadgets. Namely, a completely refreshed line of iPods, including the iPhone without the phone part, the iPod Touch.
It’s too bad nobody is talking about them.
First up on the list of ‘things people hate about the new iPods” is the $200 price drop to the iPhone. 66 days after it’s initial release. Call it what you want, apologize for Apple all you want, say prices drop all you want, but that’s ridiculous. 90 days, ok. Well, maybe. But to cut prices that much in such a short period of time, to me, was a real let down. I guarantee I will wait 90 days before buying any hardware from them in the future, quite possibly longer. This makes me sad too because I really was looking forward to shopping for a new iMac and iPod touch. Oh well, ’08 for me!
Number 2 on the list is the amount of storage in the iPod Touch. Like the iPhone, it’s 100% solid state. That means no moving parts. No moving parts means longer battery life and the ability to play video for more than 15 minutes. It does, also, mean, less storage capacity. That’s the way it goes gang if you want something that sleek and sexy. Would you still want the iPT if it were the same size (height, width and thickness) as the 160GB iPod? I seriously doubt it. Actually, it would have to be thicker than that to support the battery that would be required to run OSX, the touch screen and the hard drive.
There were some great products released last week. Too bad it was done in such a poor manner that nobody noticed.