Sales of Apple’s iPod mini ‘through the roof’

“iPod has exploded. Sales of a miniversion of the popular digital music player by Apple Computer Inc. are through the roof, local retailers say. Staff at Best Buy in Saginaw Township [Michigan] say they’re out of the iPod mini that just went on sale a couple of weeks ago,’ Paul Wyche reports for The Saginaw News.

“‘We have people coming in everyday asking for it,’ said a worker at the electronics store, 4460 Bay. ‘It’s in demand.’ Workers at Circuit City, 2970 Tittabawassee, in Kochville Township say they still are awaiting a shipment of the fast-selling gadget by the Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple. Steve Mullen, spokesman for the electronics outlet, said supplies of the iPod are available in limited supply on the store’s Web site. Shipping is free,” Wyche reports. “‘It’s definitely a popular product, that’s for sure.'”

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25 Comments

  1. Who said this would be a flop?? HA!!
    I think the price is just right compared to other flash based players.
    Hell iRiver just came out with a 4 GB MP3 player that is bigger than the iPod mini and has less features and costs $400 dollars!!!
    Go Apple!!!

  2. Go Apple. But don’t forget you promised us 3.0GHz G5 by this summer when you introduced the G5 last year. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  3. James Bond is the Man with the Golden Gun
    Steve Jobs is the Mam with the Golden Gut
    His sense of what the market is ready for is very, very keen. Just imagine where Apple would be now if he hadn’t left after Sculley came on board.

  4. Yeah, but the iRiver has a built-in voice recorder that you can use to record your suicide note after finding out you could’ve had an iPod. There’s even a neckstrap to help you finish the job.

  5. “Yeah, but the iRiver has a built-in voice recorder that you can use to record your suicide note after finding out you could’ve had an iPod. There’s even a neckstrap to help you finish the job.”

    You missed your calling as a comedy writer. I’m still laughing! Brilliant!

  6. The only cloud on the horizon I see is that if there’s demand for a million players a month (just pulled that out of my ass) and Apple can only supply 100 thousand a month, 900 thousand people may settle for something else.

    This has happened to Apple before – and has been a real disaster too.

  7. Ahhh….wouldn�t it be nice if we heard the words “Sales of Apple’s COMPUTERS ‘through the roof'”….

    BTW – One of the main purposes of iPod was to get Windows users to buy Apple computers, wonder what the statistics on that are.

  8. It’s interesting to note that the biggest ad I’ve seen so far for the iPod Mini is not in MacWord, not in Wired, not in any tech magazine. It’s in the new edition of Vanity Fair, a special tip-in, double-page ad with tipped in, full size replicas of the Mini in its different colors. The Mini also gets prime real estate in the new Bloomingdales catalog. The point is this: the Mini is targeted particularly at upscale urban women particularly and urban professional men secondarily, not geeks. It’s a point completely missed by the geeks and Slashdot message board railbirds who slammed its design at the outset. Many of the women buying the Mini could care less about Gigabytes or how it compares to the iRiver or Creative players. What matters to them is whether the color of their Mini will go with their Jaguar convertable or Prada handbag.

    That’s something Windows geeks simply will never understand. But Apple does. They have done it again, by finding a target market and hitting it spot-on. For the rest of us, there’s the other iPods in larger sizes (for those of you who constantly worry about how big yours is).

    To sum up: men worry about size. Women worry about style. So get over it already.

  9. Creative MuVo2 is 4gb….usb 2.0 and is $200 (and to transfer files, you drag and drop, not use any software)

    Not as cool as ipod mini….but as long as you’re putting the iRiver in here, you might as well put something that’s got the same parts as the iPod.

    Sure, it’s not as stylish, but sounds just as good.

    But I guess it’s style over substance, isn’t it?

  10. “Yeah, but the iRiver has a built-in voice recorder that you can use to record your suicide note after finding out you could’ve had an iPod. There’s even a neckstrap to help you finish the job.”

    Funnnnnneeeeee! ;-]

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