Originally Posted by Ozric
Interesting, because Microsoft has launched the 120 GB Zune and has discontinued the 80 as well. Can't understand the logic.
Well for Microsoft, the step is a logical one. They are increasing their capacity, for what I beleive is the same price. And I really can not beleive that apple did 120gb just to compete with MS, as the logistics just do not make sense.
The only lack of logic I find is why 160gb has been discontinued. My reasoning is that 160gb did not sell enough, and by reducing the varieties, Apple can reduce costs by a large amount. They will most definately have lower costs, and as such, greater profits.
It is an educated gamble, presuming that the drop of potential profits from the 160gb will be made up by the higher profits, both due to the greater profit margin, and the people who will now buy 120gb due to its "better value for money".