Apple to debut smaller flash-based iPod mini with colour display on September 20

Posted on Saturday, September 03 2005 @ 20:07 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
ThinkSecret claims Apple's iPod mini line will switch from hard drives to flash memory, allowing Apple to make the new iPod mini model 20 to 25 percent smaller than the current generation.

It's assumed this model will be launched at Apple Expo Paris on September 20 with capacities of 4GB, 6GB and 8GB.

Another major change is that the new iPod mini will be equipped with a color screen, but it will be slightly smaller than the screen of the current generation.
Sources say the screen will measure 1.467 inches, down from 1.67 inches, but will feature a higher resolution: 176 x 132, up from 138 x 110, as Think Secret reported in February. It's likely, but uncertain, that the iPod mini's scroll wheel will also see a small reduction in size.
Details regarding the price of these devices is unknown but probably the 4GB and 6GB will stay at 199 and $249, respectively, while the 8GB model may sell for $299.

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