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howesey
Apr 21, 2006, 07:34 PM
I was going through my server today, and found some old Apple adverts.

I found this one which was dated to 1984, and when watching it, I found this...


http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j11/SimonTheSoundMan/Apple/Picture5.jpg

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j11/SimonTheSoundMan/Apple/Picture4.jpg


She is wearing what appears to be an "iPod".



Discuss.



yankeefan24
Apr 21, 2006, 07:36 PM
wow. i doubt it's real, but wow. they didn't have the newton back then, right?

does anyone else have pictures with this in it?

Airforce
Apr 21, 2006, 07:38 PM
That's from the 1999 Superbowl commercial ;)

howesey
Apr 21, 2006, 07:42 PM
That's from the 1999 Superbowl commercial ;)
Try 1984.



http://www.duke.edu/~tlove/mac.htm

eva01
Apr 21, 2006, 07:44 PM
Try 1984.



http://www.duke.edu/~tlove/mac.htm

They actually had a second version that included the iPod i am pretty sure.

I know that the original did not have one 99% sure it didn't.

There was a remake however i am pretty sure.

yankeefan24
Apr 21, 2006, 07:45 PM
I'm saying this is fake. I googled it and got several links. here is one, where there is clearly no iPod: http://gam.boo.jp/blog/images/1984.jpg

and another: http://www.cybergrain.com/images/apple_orig.jpg


EDIT: If there was a second version, that is believable. but it wasn't in 1984.

Airforce
Apr 21, 2006, 07:46 PM
Try 1984.



http://www.duke.edu/~tlove/mac.htm

No, the one with the iPod edited into it is from 1999. :p

eva01
Apr 21, 2006, 07:46 PM
Hell even the video he linked to didn't show an iPod on it

evilgEEk
Apr 21, 2006, 07:49 PM
Airforce is right (except it wasn't 1999, it was 2004). Apple remastered the original 1984 commercial to include the iPod.

The original ad absolutely did not include the iPod.

:D

WildCowboy
Apr 21, 2006, 07:49 PM
The updated ad was made in 2004 for the 20th anniversary of the original ad. How is this not still fresh in everyone's mind?

rdowns
Apr 21, 2006, 07:50 PM
Of course they had the iPod in 1984. :rolleyes:

Where do people get this stuff?

evilgEEk
Apr 21, 2006, 07:59 PM
Of course they had the iPod in 1984. :rolleyes:

Where do people get this stuff?
In his defense, I can see how he thought this was the original ad. Nearly everyone is aware of this ad, but if you're not aware of the remake then I can see how someone could think this interesting.

njmac
Apr 21, 2006, 08:05 PM
The updated ad was made in 2004 for the 20th anniversary of the original ad. How is this not still fresh in everyone's mind?

Exactly! Where was everyone? I remember it so clearly - some people at the time were pissed that Apple took history and made a joke out of it, some people thought it was hilarious.

LINK (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=53940)

mjstew33
Apr 21, 2006, 08:23 PM
Of course they had the iPod in 1984. :rolleyes:

Where do people get this stuff?

I think the person just didn't know that they did a remake, sorry if you don't, but people make mistakes! :rolleyes: :cool:

dmw007
Apr 21, 2006, 09:17 PM
Of course they had the iPod in 1984. :rolleyes:


I had an iPod back in 1984 (even though I was only ~2 years old). It had a spacious 512KB hard drive and only weighed 20 pounds.....those were the days..... ;) :)

supergod
Apr 21, 2006, 09:21 PM
Stupid, gullible, not internet savvy.

Josh396
Apr 21, 2006, 09:22 PM
I had an iPod back in 1984 (even though I was only ~2 years old). It had a spacious 512KB hard drive and only weighed 20 pounds.....those were the days..... ;) :)
I wonder how many songs you could fit on that bad boy.

dmw007
Apr 21, 2006, 09:42 PM
I wonder how many songs you could fit on that bad boy.

Every last one of the MP3's that I owned at the time. ;)

howesey
Apr 22, 2006, 07:16 AM
Well spotted. :)

GimmeSlack12
Apr 22, 2006, 10:42 AM
Yes it is from 2004.

How could it be from 1999? There was no iPod until late 2001.

Arnaud
Apr 22, 2006, 11:41 AM
I had an iPod back in 1984 (even though I was only ~2 years old). It had a spacious 512KB hard drive and only weighed 20 pounds.....those were the days..... ;) :)

Actually, how many people from this forum had the chance to play with the first "portable" Mac, in 1989 ?

http://www.apple-history.com/images/models/portable.gif

The great-grand-father of the iBook was actually a SE/30 without Fpu and re-designed to be able to fold, so that you could say "hey, it's closed, now it's portable".
Now, it was really not lightweight, bad screen, and a marketing disaster.

So, an iPod in 1984... Yeah, pretty much the estimation of dmw007 :p

redAPPLE
Apr 22, 2006, 11:57 AM
Actually, how many people from this forum had the chance to play with the first "portable" Mac, in 1989 ?

http://www.apple-history.com/images/models/portable.gif


hey, i had one of those.

Pistol Pete
Apr 22, 2006, 01:44 PM
I think the person just didn't know that they did a remake, sorry if you don't, but people make mistakes! :rolleyes: :cool:


yah definitely a remake haha

dmw007
Apr 22, 2006, 01:55 PM
So, an iPod in 1984... Yeah, pretty much the estimation of dmw007 :p

Hey, I never said that you could fit it in your pocket. ;) :)

combatcolin
Apr 22, 2006, 03:11 PM
Now if someone edits it again so that shes got a backpack with a Powerbook in.
.....

Arnaud
Apr 22, 2006, 04:43 PM
hey, i had one of those.

Woohoo ! I'm impressed !

Now I can ask you: did you get any shoulder injury, RSI-type, of carrying this laptop around with you ? Did you ever try to use it in the plane, was it possible to open it on your lap with the available room ? (Maybe they would have asked you to sit in the middle, to avoid disbalance of the aircraft, anyhow...). :rolleyes:

I'm just kidding, anyhow. I do remember I was already into Macs by then, and I was kinda disappointed when they released that one - I could try it at a friend's, outside, but the screen was a disaster, and it didn't really compete with the competition models.

dmw007
Apr 22, 2006, 09:50 PM
Now if someone edits it again so that shes got a backpack with a Powerbook in.
.....

Why not make it a MacBook Pro while we are at it. ;) :)

combatcolin
Apr 23, 2006, 08:27 AM
She could have a bunch of banans in a backpack and we wouldn't know.

:)

howesey
Apr 23, 2006, 05:06 PM
Why not make it a MacBook Pro while we are at it. ;) :)
Stick an Intel logo on it as well.

RedTomato
Apr 23, 2006, 06:09 PM
I liked the OP's linked-to article that contained footage of the original '1984' ad.

A very interesting read - food for thought.

http://www.duke.edu/~tlove/mac.htm

..RedTomato..

dmw007
Apr 23, 2006, 10:14 PM
Stick an Intel logo on it as well.

:eek: :eek: :eek: OH GOD NO! :eek: :eek: :eek: