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March 18, 2005

iPod photo 40-gig: A deal at Amazon

I haven't been able to find a replacement drive for my 5-gig iPod, so I haven't been able to update songs for a couple of months.

I was considering an iPod shuffle, which would mean I would manage my music on one computer or another instead of on the iPod. Then Apple introduced the new-generation iPod photos, and the 30-gig for $349 looked like an interesting possibility: only $50 more than the no-color, shorter battery life, 20-gig iPod. The new 60-gig has a drive as big as my laptop, but $450....

Then I noticed that the discontinued 40-gig iPod photo is still available, currently priced about $10 more than the 30-gig "new" model. And it gets better: The 40-gig model still comes with the special AV dock, USB and FireWire cables, and a case.

The new 30-gig model does not include accessories; only a USB 2 cable is included. Neither does the $100 more expensive 60-gig, although the old old 60-gig model is available for essentially the same price as the new, accessory-poor, model.

Don't know how long they'll be available, but if you're considering an iPod photo, and you'll need some of the accessories, this is definitely the way to go.

March 18, 2005 in Apple - iPod | Permalink


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ipods suck. i don't know why anyone tolerates them in this day and age.

Posted by: jp at Apr 30, 2005 12:43:02 PM

Apple have to be one of the most annoying companies out there. I bought the 60gig photo ipod 5 weeks ago believing that was the latest and greatest. Now i am being told that my new ipod (which i bought to replace my mini ipod when the battery broke) is now an old ipod as the new new new ipod has video capability, is smaller AND cheaper than the price i paid for my ipod. Oh, theyve also removed the ability to install linux on it so you cant even modify it to view video.

Apple sucks.

Posted by: Ad at Oct 13, 2005 7:15:15 AM