New IPod?
Posted: 17 August 2004 08:41 AM     [ Ignore ]  
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Hey I was thinking of getting the new Ipod. But I would have to buy the remote, deck, and case separately? Is this why it’s 100 bucks cheaper?

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Posted: 17 August 2004 08:46 AM   [ # 1 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Yep.  It’s $100 cheaper because they took out all that stuff.

Wait, are you talking about the $299 model or the $399 model?  I think the $399 model doesn’t come with the case or the remote, but it does come with the dock.

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Posted: 17 August 2004 09:21 AM   [ # 2 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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It’s not $100 cheaper because they took out the case and the remote. Apple just did a model upgrade which they do every so often. The last phase of the 3rd gens had three sizes, a 15gb, 20gb, and a 40gb. The 15 went for $299 without a case, remote, or dock. The 20 and 40 for $399 and $499 respectively both including a case, remote, and dock.

With the 4th gens apple went down to two sizes, a 20gb and 40gb. The 20 doesn’t include a case, remote, or dock so essentially you’re getting a newer model iPod and 5gb’s more for the same price as the 3rd gen 15.

By the way, the Apple supplied case is crap. The remote is nice and works well and can be purchased seperately for $39. The dock (also $39 seperatly) is nice but not needed. The best thing about the dock in my opinion is the fixed audio out jack on the back. I just pop mine in my dock and turn on my stereo.

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Posted: 17 August 2004 10:16 AM   [ # 3 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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ah I see.  Well, it’s true the case is crap, but it’s sure as heck better than nothing.  I guess it does make sense to lower the price going from touch sensitive to click wheel since touch sensitive has never been cheap to begin with.

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