“For music lovers and gadget geeks, Apple Computer Inc.’s iPod portable music player has long been a must-have accessory. But now, some of Apple’s most loyal customers are finding that one iPod just isn’t enough,” Allison Linn writes for MSNBC.
Linn writes, “It’s hard to say how many multiple iPod users are out there. A spokeswoman for Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple said the company doesn’t have any public data on how many people regularly use more than one iPod, and several analysts also said it was too early to track such usage. But analysts say there is anecdotal evidence showing that, as Apple has rolled out more and more iPod models, it has drawn in more repeat customers.”
“‘Since we are seeing the devices themselves take on different functions related to form, it’s not surprising that people would be buying more than one,’ said Michael Gartenberg, an analyst with Jupiter Research. With iPods now available in a wide array of sizes, prices and even colors, Gartenberg noted that in some ways the devices even seem to be designed to encourage users to acquire two or even three,” Linn writes.
Linn writes, “The small nano, for example, is popular for exercising, especially when paired with specialized accessories. Meanwhile, the hip, low-priced shuffle, which can be clipped to a jacket lapel, is becoming somewhat of a fashion statement, Gartenberg said. And the bigger, pricier iPods that feature video screens might appeal to users when they want to access a larger library of songs, or watch movies.”
Full article here.
iPod nano for gym/running, iPod for trips/commutes with music and video, iPod shuffle… just because. Do you have multiple iPods, too? If so, which iPod do you use for certain activities?