Monday, December 29, 2003

Like a rainbow... of drive possibilities?

This Mac Rumors forum thread regarding the latest mini-iPod confirmation (see "It's like a rainbow...", below) has brought up many interesting possibilities for low-cost storage options Apple can use in new iPods.

One example is a $65 1.5 GB hard drive. If Apple could cut a deal for buying a whole bunch of them, they could sell the iPods for $129 and make a profit of about $30 (after the cost of the rest of the device). Obviously it's just a general example, but it's a good one.

Flash storage still seems very, very unlikely. Hard drives are much cheaper per-MB (or GB) than flash technology.

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