In his column for Canada’s National Post, Paul Kedrosky takes aim at Apple — Steve Jobs in particular — for the new Apple products announced this week, specifically the Mac mini and iPod shuffle. “You have to love Apple Computer,” he begins. “Not, however, for its products. Those are over-glossy fashion plates designed for the people who like to overpay for products and then brag about it.” Kedrosky takes particular issue with Apple’s new lower price point strategy for the mass market. “Hence the company’s announcements this week. Far from being forward-thinking and strategic, Jobs was busily shoring up a currently foundering product line — Apple’s over-priced Macintosh — by leveraging a soon-to-be foundering product line — Apple’s iPod,” writes Kedrosky. Thanks to MacMinute reader Fred Greenslade for this news tip.