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iPod mini audio distortion problems reported

Some iPod mini owners are reporting problems with the headphone jacks of the tiny digital music players. According to recent postings to the iPodlounge forum, the problem involves “horrible static noises” and sometimes complete loss of sound. Noting that the device is covered by a one year warranty, Apple said it is aware of “a few isolated reports” of audio problems. Read More

iPod mini available worldwide in July

Apple today announced that it is moving the worldwide availability of its iPod mini to July due to the “much stronger than expected demand in the U.S. far exceeding the total planned supply through the end of June.” Apple says it expects to ramp up its manufacturing of the iPod mini to meet worldwide demand in the July quarter. “The iPod mini is a huge hit with customers in the U.S.

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Hot-selling iPod mini helps boost Apple stock 22%

Strong sales of Apple’s iPod mini have fueled a 22 percent increase in the company’s stock in the past two weeks. Bloomberg notes that Apple’s stock had increased in 10 of the past 12 trading days before yesterday and as of Wednesday was the best performer in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index this month. The article also points out that Apple’ flagship store in San Francisco has twice run out of the iPod mini since opening 12 days ago.

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iPod mini flies off shelves

The iPod mini is virtually sold out after less than two weeks in stores, with nearly 100,000 of the colorful digital music players being bought up. USA Today notes that a number of brick-and-mortor stores and online stores have completely sold out of their stock. The Apple Store even tells shoppers to expect a one to three week wait. “We’re asking people to be patient with us,” says Greg Joswiak, Apple marketing vice president.

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Apple discusses iPod mini pricing, size

Danika Cleary, Apple’s iPod worldwide product marketing manager, talked about the pricing and size of the iPod mini in a Macworld UK interview. “We really do think the price is right, and that’s because of a couple of reasons. The first is: when you really look at the flash-based players on the market, for around $200 you can get one—but for just $50 more you can get 16 times the amount of music in a package that’s not much bigger than any of the top-selling players in that category,” Cleary said.

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iPod mini ships; over 100,000 pre-orders

Apple officially announced today that iPod mini, the company’s newest portable music player, will be available on Friday, February 20 at 6:00 p.m. at the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers throughout the U.S. iPod mini is encased in an ultra-portable, lightweight anodized aluminum body and available in a choice of five colors: silver, gold, pink, blue and green.

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iPod finally outdone… by iPod mini

“Finally, somebody has outdone the iPod,” writes Rob Pegoraro for the Washington Post. “After years of unsuccessful attempts by Creative, Dell, Rio, Samsung and others to knock Apple’s MP3 player off its pedestal, we’ve got a player that makes the iPod seem like the oversize, clunky relic it (now) is. That player is Apple’s iPod mini, a US$249 gadget not much bigger than a cell phone.

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iPod mini color ranking according Amazon customers

Several MacMinute readers informed us that Amazon.com offers some insight into which colors of the iPod mini are popular among its shoppers. As of 12:00 a.m. ET, the silver iPod mini was the top seller with a sales rank of 305, followed by pink (672), blue (864), green (3,050) and gold (6,342). The iPod mini carries a retail price of US$249, which has been a hot topic since the device’s introduction a week ago. Read More

Apple introduces iPod mini

Apple on Tuesday introduced iPod mini, what company calls “the smallest portable music player ever to hold up to 1,000 CD-quality songs.” The iPod mini offers 4GB of storage, a touch-sensitive Click Wheel for one-handed navigation, and is encased in an ultra-portable, lightweight anodized aluminum body available in five stylish colors — silver, gold, pink, blue or green. The device weighs 3.6 ounces and boasts the same user interface as the full-size iPods.

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