Shrunken Apples

Apple are annoucing the imminent arrival of the MacMini and the iPodShuffle (via The BBC).

They look really good - the MacMini? is a typically brilliant Apple design, with some seriously nifty internals - a decent CPU and graphics card as standard. It's the ideal machine for people who want to surf the Internet and do their email, possibly writing the odd letter or doing the home accounts. Being Mac OS/X, it's a no-nonsense, virus-hardened, easy to use affair, without the daft complexities of Windows that you don't need. Ideal for mum and dad ;-)

As for the iPodShuffle - I want one - 1GB of storage, and tiny to boot. It's really basic, with either "normal" or "shuffle" mode, and no display to tell you what's going on. Thinking about my MPIO player (256MB, about the size of a box of cigarettes), I don't use the display, and only need half a dozen albums on there to keep me happy. Being low capacity, I use WMA files on it, but of course, all my music is MP3 (for the iPod and music players I have). I may make an iPodShuffle purchase very soon...

Submitted by coofercat on Wed, 2005-01-12 11:42


iPodShuffle vs Nomad MuVo

Yes it all looks nice! Now, how does the iPodShuffle compare to the Creative NOMAD MuVo?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 2005-01-12 15:05.
Re: iPodShuffle vs Nomad MuVo

Easy - the iPodShuffle is smaller, lighter and has more memory capacity (the Muvo's quite old now, fo course). It also has "shuffle", which the Muvo doesn't have, and of course works with iTunes, which whilst not a "standard" will be very nice for all those iPod owners (like me ;-)

Submitted by coofercat on Wed, 2005-01-12 17:35.