As if their dominant position wasn’t already giving everyone else in the industry fits, Apple goes and introduces a 1 Gig nano, then cuts their prices — significantly.

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I don’t know how anyone else — Dell, Sony, Creative — can catch them, at least over the short term.

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Source:
Apple Shuffles the Deck
The king of digital music players slashes prices and rolls out a low-priced nano

Rick Aristotle Munarriz
THE MOTLEY FOOL, 9:53 a.m. ET Feb. 7, 2006
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11218564/

Category: Music, Technology, Television

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6 Responses to “iPod Price Cuts”

  1. DJ says:

    This post is just too tempting to comment on. I’ll take a pass.

  2. whatbird says:

    The Big Picture: iPod Price Cuts

    Link: The Big Picture: iPod Price Cuts. The price cuts are terrific for the customer, but I’d be selling their stock. They can’t maintain the quarterly numbers Wall Street expects.

  3. Jack says:

    I just bought a Creative MP3 player primarily because it “wasn’t” an ipod.

    Well, okay, it was also over $100 cheaper and had a longer battery life. But really, what I’m most proud of, is to be the owner of a non-ipod device.

    I suppose I’m just not hip and trendy like most folks. Or else I just take too much pride in practicality – i don’t know.

  4. Abhay says:

    Sadly, Dell has already thrown in the towel. They are going to phase out the hard drive based mp3 player but will continue with the flash based one.

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  6. Miami says:

    Creative is 40% cheaper for the same product, access to more songs, replacable battery, better screen, same Gigs.

    Oh, it does weigh 2.3 oz more, I believe.