According to Think Secret, Apple will introduce new iPod mini colors tomorrow as well as an iPod mini with a color screen.
While lazy rumor sites looking forward to years of reporting different colors as “news” hailed the impending announcement (see our accompanying story “CARS Hails New iPod minis!”), a host of Mac pundits has lined up to announce the doom of the new iPod minis, much as what happened when the diminutive device was first announced.
“Color is highly overrated in general and Apple is making a mistake chasing the color bandwagon,” said Shawn King of Your Mac Life. “Take movies for example. All of the best movies are in black and white. Casablanca, On The Waterfront, It’s A Wonderful Life, Raging Bull… um… Manhattan was OK… uh… Was Memento in black and white? No? Oh. Doesn’t it seem like it was in black and white? Huh. That was a good movie, though.
“Anyway, I know the iPod mini is not a movie so the analogy is not perfect. But if it played movies, that’d be cool.
“Especially if they were in color.
“Um… what was the point I was trying to make?”
Other Mac pundits questioned the very physics of Apple’s impending announcement.
“What is a ‘red’ iPod mini?” asked a clearly stoned David Pogue of the New York Times. “Is it red? Ha! No, it’s anti-red! Ha-ha! See, something that we call ‘red’ actually absorbs all colors except red. It bounces red back so it hits your eye! It’s not red, it’s anti-red! Isn’t that freaky?”
Pogue then held his arm up and waved it back and forth in front of his face for several minutes before asking “Are you going to finish that sandwich? I’m like so hungry.”
Apple declined to comment on tomorrow’s expected announcement, but did turn to Pogue and say “Dude, you are so wasted!”