So..apple announced their new "mini-Ipods" today, proving, once again that Apple has no clue when it comes to product segmentation. When I was an Apple fan back in the 80s and early 90s, I was still always irritated by their inability to create reasonable segmentation in their product line, and the new iPods just continue this trend.
For 249 dollars you can get a 4GB iPod, while by spending another $50 you can get a device with almost 4 TIMES the storage. Are these people idiots? Anyone who would be willing to spend $249 on an iPod has already justified spending $299 on an iPod. This new device has absolutely nowhere to go.
If it was $149 it would kill of every other low-end player and drive traffic to iTunes.
Is it any wonder they have .00000000005 market share?