Base price of the Minis jumps from $499 to $599, but performance jumps around 3× by Apple’s (suspect) benchmarks. The Minis also now have IR ports for the Apple Remote and come with a new version of Front Row that can stream music, photos, and video from other machines via Bonjour.
The iPod Hi-Fi boombox supposedly offers “audiofile” quality sound and costs $350. They also introduced $99 leather iPod sleeves. If there are going to be billions of dollars spent on iPod accessories, Apple wants in on the party.
★ Tuesday, 28 February 2006