iPod Price Cuts

As if their dominant position wasn’t already giving everyone else in the industry fits, Apple goes and introduces a 1 Gig nano, then cuts their prices — significantly.

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I don’t know how anyone else — Dell, Sony, Creative — can catch them, at least over the short term.

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Source:
Apple Shuffles the Deck
The king of digital music players slashes prices and rolls out a low-priced nano

Rick Aristotle Munarriz
THE MOTLEY FOOL, 9:53 a.m. ET Feb. 7, 2006
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11218564/

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  1. DJ commented on Feb 7

    This post is just too tempting to comment on. I’ll take a pass.

  2. whatbird commented on Feb 7

    The Big Picture: iPod Price Cuts

    Link: The Big Picture: iPod Price Cuts. The price cuts are terrific for the customer, but I’d be selling their stock. They can’t maintain the quarterly numbers Wall Street expects.

  3. Jack commented on Feb 8

    I just bought a Creative MP3 player primarily because it “wasn’t” an ipod.

    Well, okay, it was also over $100 cheaper and had a longer battery life. But really, what I’m most proud of, is to be the owner of a non-ipod device.

    I suppose I’m just not hip and trendy like most folks. Or else I just take too much pride in practicality – i don’t know.

  4. Abhay commented on Feb 8

    Sadly, Dell has already thrown in the towel. They are going to phase out the hard drive based mp3 player but will continue with the flash based one.

  5. Nyquist Capital commented on Feb 8

    iPod Competition – a Fighting Retreat

    The Stalwart follows up on the news that Dell (DELL) is abandoning the MP3 player market and makes a case for the mobile phone being the next threat to Apple (AAPL). They make the observation that the fight for market share in dedicated …

  6. Miami commented on Feb 9

    Creative is 40% cheaper for the same product, access to more songs, replacable battery, better screen, same Gigs.

    Oh, it does weigh 2.3 oz more, I believe.

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