All I can say is that this strikes me as a really, really good idea for Apple.
Oh, and I want one…
And since last year I totally misread the popularity of the iPod mini, I’m going to say that the iPod shuffle is a really nifty idea. Yes, it has no screen, but the fact that it doubles as a USB flash drive is equally nifty. Even though I already have an iPod, I’d consider getting one just as a storage device — the price point could not be better, and you can believe that this is going to be a hot item.
This is a big move for Apple from expensive specialty hardware to hardware that everyone can afford. It’s a smart move for them, and I have a feeling that the phenomenal success of the iPod is only the beginning for Apple.
UPDATE: Okay, there’s no “i” in the name. iCan’tRead apparently. I still want one though.