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.
I don’t know how anyone else — Dell, Sony, Creative — can catch them, at least over the short term.
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
This post is just too tempting to comment on. I’ll take a pass.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.