“When Steve Jobs, Apple Computer Inc.’s chief executive officer, unveiled iPod mini in January, critics frowned. They said that iPod mini, a slimmed-down version of Apple’s runaway hit, the iPod digital music player, was too expensive and that cheaper versions from Apple’s competitors would eat its lunch,” David Akin reports for The Globe and Mail.
Akin reports, “The critics couldn’t have been more wrong. Even before it hit the stores on Feb. 20, Apple had received 100,000 orders for the $249 (U.S.) iPod mini. (The item goes on sale in Canada next month, the company says.) The product has also won raves from reviewers, one of whom said using one was close to being a ‘religious experience.’ Sales of iPod have also helped to win new fans among investors.”
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