Apple. Well after zillions of hours of speculation, Apple launches two products. Both very cool and design oriented. Compared with the sad state of affairs of the rest of the consumer electronics business, I’m sure these will do very well. It’s amazing how there is a lack of leadership in the consumer electronics business in terms of simplicity and ease of use.
For instance the iPod Shuffle has just 5 buttons like its brother and like the Blackberry. The other devices we saw at CES, the XM2GO for instance, had no less than 14 buttons. The average cell phone has 13 buttons.
Pricing is much lower at $99 for the 512MB and $149 for the 1GB flash.
They also announced a much cheaper and way beautiful Mac Mini. Just $500 and it is tiny and white. No buttons either. Beautiful thing.