Videos of Steve Jobs introducing Mac mini, iPod Hi-Fi

CNET has posted video (and really low volume audio) of Apple CEO Steve Jobs introducing Apple’s new iPod Hi-Fi and new Intel-based Mac mini on Tuesday. The video is sponsored by Microsoft, no less.

See the Mac mini video (12:18) with Steve Jobs slipping by calling Phil Schiller’s MacBook Pro a “PowerBook” before quickly correcting himself here.

See Jobs introducing the iPod Hi-Fi (6:46) here.

Apple’s brand new iPod Hi-Fi speaker system. Home stereo. Reinvented. Available now for $349 with free shipping.
Apple’s new Mac mini. Intel Core, up to 4 times faster. Starting at just $599. Free shipping.
MacBook Pro. The first Mac notebook built upon Intel Core Duo with iLife ’06, Front Row and built-in iSight. Starting at $1999. Free shipping.
iMac. Twice as amazing — Intel Core Duo, iLife ’06, Front Row media experience, Apple Remote, built-in iSight. Starting at $1299. Free shipping.
iPod Radio Remote. Listen to FM radio on your iPod and control everything with a convenient wired remote. Just $49.
iPod. 15,000 songs. 25,000 photos. 150 hours of video. The new iPod. 30GB and 60GB models start at just $299. Free shipping.
Connect iPod to your television set with the iPod AV Cable. Just $19.

Related article:
Apple debuts iPod Hi-Fi speaker system, leather cases for 5G iPod, iPod nano – February 28, 2006
Apple introduces new Intel-based Mac mini – February 28, 2006


  1. Damn.

    He sounds like he’s sick. Do you suppose he knows what a turkey he’s describing?

    “Just pop in 6 D-Cells.” Oh, sure.. that’s not a $30 investment or anything. And I’ve got a whole drawer full of D-Cells at the house.

    “The same exact Apple Remote.” Does anybody have more than one of these suckers in the house now? (iMac and iPod dock, maybe?) What are the odds of accidentally messing up what’s happening on the Mac when you’re trying to control the HiFi, or whatever? It seems if you’ve got your new “living room” Mac mini and your iPod HiFi in the same living room, you’re gonna have some problems, no?

    BOO Apple. This doesn’t get a press event. This gets quietly added to the website. Have you forgotten everything you’ve learned?

  2. I’m sure they sound phenomenal and based on the specs, I don’t believe it is overpriced.. I will probably pick one up.

    However, there is just no way to get excited about this product in the same way we are blown away by other Apple products..

  3. I have to agree with the PC Apologist about the remotes. I was at an Apple store and my playing with one of the remotes on a MBP, I was able to (inadvertantly) mess up the other MBP along with some of the iMacs on the back wall. If Apple wants use to have multiple Apple products in the livingroom, this can be total chaos. Imagine trying to watch a DVD on the mini only to also turn on the iPod hifi and got music instead. Now you have to walk over to the hifi and point the remote directly at it to shut it off (or pull out the iPod). Then you’d probably have to put something in front of its remote sensor so you can use the remote to play with the mini. As much as I want the new mini, this isn’t good.

  4. Regarding the Apple Remote: Please, don’t talk about something you have no knowledge about!!!

    The remotes are IR (line-of-sight infra-red) not RF (radio frequency). You can “image” any particular Apple remote to a specific device by simply aiming the remote at the device and holding down the “Menu” and “>>” keys for 6 seconds. This insures that each device has its own remote, or you can image one remote to all of the devices.

  5. Did you all check out the Mac Mini video, it’s the home media center, if we had access to shows here in the UK…I’d buy one.
    It all seemed to work pretty seamlessly, even streamed from the Macbook Pro.
    I think Apple will simply build on this more and more.
    Maybe I am stating the obvious, but it looks a whole lot more ‘viable’ than some Windows media center, it’s cost effective, it’s looks good under any LCD TV. I could see a lot of people just buying it just to sit under the TV.
    Does optical audio out mean 5.1 support?

  6. Anyway you look at it, the Mac Mini is a VERY WORTHY upgrade..

    The pricing has not increased either… Apple just took away the option to buy the stripped down $499 model without Wifi and Bluetooth..

  7. Steve Jobs slipping by calling Phil Schiller’s MacBook Pro a “PowerBook” before quickly correcting himself

    Been noticing a trend lately?

    I think he’s a bit overloaded with all the deals he’s been making, Disney, music labels, movies etc.

    I still can’t beleive he’s charging $99 for a rather lame leather iPod case when one can get a much better one online for $20.

    Don’t get me started on that ugly boombox thing.

  8. MacDude says “I still can’t beleive he’s charging $99 for a rather lame leather iPod case when one can get a much better one online for $20.”

    You think that’s bad? The leather Luis Vuitton iPod case is $599. No Lie!

  9. Apple tried to not make a big deal out of the introduction because they knew these products were not WOW products, they are just good products that expand whats available to everyone. It is all the Apple fans that set everyone up for a big let-down. Peoeple started building this event up until we were expecting proof of God to be displayed. When that didn’t happen, everyone starting pointing fingers at who was to blame for this short fall. Really it was the people who blew the thing out of proportion.

    Apple knew these products where not going to knock peoples socks off. They save their big stuff for the big Apple events.

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