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Monday, September 19, 2005

Analysts: iPod nano solidifies Apple's dominance

When Apple Computer released the iPod nano just over a week ago, replacing the popular iPod mini, they effectively solidified their place of dominance in the MP3 player market. While the company has released no official sales numbers, industry analysts have been closely watching the progress of the device.

“Customers are basically doing back flips over this thing,” Gene Munster, senior research analyst with Piper Jaffray, told MacCentral. “People see the ads and they see it on the Web, but until they actually have one in there hand they just don’t get it.”
That's for sure. The iPod nano gets attention in the way few products do, and it does so in a world that's already saturated with iPods. It's a total blockbuster. Sadly, the name is just dumb. But I'm sort of understanding why they didn't just call it iPod mini or even mini 2: Clearly, they wanted this to have a new name to highlight the fact that it's brand new and not just an evolution of previous products (though arguments can be made on both sides of that). I wish Apple wasn't so cheap, however: This thing should ship with a carrying case or headphone-less lanyard. Mine is already all scuffed up.
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