I’m meant to be doing my thesis (which is due in 2 weeks!) but this sudden urge to get a mp3 player has crept up. Usually I’m not an avid fan of apple products because
- Their new products usually have defects and problems. It only gets fixed after several revisions and complaints from the consumers.
- Apple‘s extended warranty is so expensive but so essential as you’re bound to get tangled with battery, hard drive and display problems.
- Apple products and accessories are so proprietary oriented. I love open source.
- I once owned a mini ipod and I totally hated it. Had a lot of battery and hard drive issues. It got stolen when my car got broken into. I was glad the mini ipod was stolen and upset that my car window got smashed.
So why am I still considering the iPod Touch and iPod Nano? Well, I must admit that I really do like their design and interface. Pretty cool. Just bad hardwares. There aren’t any decent competitors out there as well. If there are, I’d definitely go buy them over Apple to help topple Apple from their reign over the mp3 player market.
So what’s the verdict? iPod Nano has been out in the market for some time now which means the hardware and software would’ve been improved and hence more stable. The new design looks pretty cool as well.
iPod Touch looks sexily awesome. Big display screen. Very thin body. Downside? New product. I smell disappointment. Also with new products come bigger price tags and the older products get cheaper.
The nano looks slightly promising at the moment.