“Thomas Weisel Partners analyst Kevin Hunt told clients that while checks suggested continued strong demand for iMac G5, refreshed PowerBook and iPods — especially iPod mini and shuffle — Mac mini sales are disappointing and high-end iPods appear to have slowed down considerably. ‘Our checks suggest Mac mini sales are somewhat slow, as consumers realize that price including monitor is no bargain,’ he said,” Wanfeng Zhou reports for MarketWatch.
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MacDailyNews Take: Of course high-end iPod sales have slowed. There are more different iPod models now to choose from, like the iPod shuffle line. New iPod buyers are more likely to try the iPod shuffle (and miss much of what’s so great about the iPod, but that’s another story) than an iPod photo. Perhaps it would be a good idea if Apple advertised the Mac platform and the Mac mini on television? Ask twenty people at random if they know anything about Apple’s Mac mini and/or Mac OS X. You’ll be lucky to find one who has even heard the names.
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