Apple is set to begin a worldwide rollout of the iPod Mini music player after phenomenal US sales of the 4GB player.
Of course, while being a big fan of Apple, I have to admit the egg on my face over the iPod Mini. I figured that the $249 price point of the iPod Mini would make it a flop, but it appears that people are going for style over substance.
Personally, I bought a 15GB third-generation iPod this spring and absolutely adore the thing, and I use far more than 4GB of storage just for my music (not to mention the fact that I use my iPod to back up my documents and other large files), so an iPod Mini would be too small for my uses. Still, Apple has a winner here, and the gamble that porting iTunes to Windows would generate more hardware sales seems to have paid off. It certainly did in my case, and I’ve bought all my music exclusively from iTunes since then – after all, the first thing I do when I get a new CD is rip it into iTunes anyway, and I don’t particularly care about liner notes or a physical disc (which I can burn through iTunes if necessary).
I’m thinking I’m going to BBQ my crow…