Where does the iPod Touch fit in to today's marketplace?
I was at the mall yesterday with my fiancé, and while she was getting her shop on I went to the Apple store. I don't go there very often, so that one upside is that I tend to appreciate how clever the design of the stores are each time in addition to playing around with cool toys. I happened across the new iPod Touch, after mistaking it for a phone at first glance. It looks cool, but I had to wonder how these things still sell today. Why do people buy these devices? I mean, pretty much everyone has a smartphone, or at least a feature phone that plays stored music. Ok, the iPod Shuffle is understandable at $49 - it's cheap, compact, has a handy clip to attach to your clothing while biking/working out/etc. But what about the new iPod touch? I was shocked to see the most expensive iPod touch costs $399. $399 for a music and video player?!? I don't get it, I guess, and no offense intended to those who do, but you could get a decent tablet for less than that. What is the market for these things?
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