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View Poll Results: What was the first Apple product you owned? (hardware product)
A non-Macintosh Apple Computer (e.g. Apple I, Apple II etc, Apple Lisa) 21 11.11%
A Pre Intel-era Macintosh computer 69 36.51%
A Macintosh computer with Intel processor (approx 2006 onwards) 14 7.41%
An Apple Newton device 1 0.53%
An iPod 68 35.98%
An iPhone 12 6.35%
An iPad 2 1.06%
Other (please state in comments) 0 0%
I've never owned an Apple product! 2 1.06%
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 07:25 AM   #1
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What was the first Apple product you owned? (hardware product)

I'm interested to gauge the initial Apple product ownership of the Macrumors community. Please vote on the above poll. Note I have specified hardware product. This is because I want to exclude software or internet products that can be used by people who do not use Apple hardware (e.g. iTunes, Mobileme). I'd also like you to restrict this to products owned by you (or your partner/parent/other household member if you shared the device) rather than products owned by your employer or school/university.

I also think it would be interesting to know how your Apple usage developed after that initial product. So in the comments, you may wish to also list the order in which you first became users of different product categories and anything else you wish to add. So, for example I'd put:

1. iPod (a 5th Gen Classic in 2006; still using it!)
2. Intel-based Mac (a black Macbook)
3. Apple peripherals (mouse & external keyboard)
3. iPad (1st gen)
4. iPhone (3GS)

You might also be interested in my other related polls:
If you could only have one Apple product, which one would it be?
When did you first own an Apple product?

UPDATE: What constitutes ownership, particularly whilst growing up is a bit of a grey area so I decided to update this with my thoughts. I would say its fair to count a device bought by your parents for the household as a device you have owned, provided you made significant use of it and felt some degree of possessiveness over it (e.g. if you had been given just as much right to use it as your siblings you would speak of the device as "my device" or "our device"). By contrast, I would say you should not count a device that was primarily your sibling or parents device that you occasionally got to play with. Those are my thoughts, but its difficult to be explicit and cover all bases so you may need to make your own judgement call.

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Old Oct 8, 2011, 07:39 AM   #2
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 07:41 AM   #3
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1st Apple product I owned was a 2006 MBP 15" C2D. Then came the iPhone, an iMac, the 3GS, another iMac and now the iPhone 4S. There were a couple of iPod's in there somewhere too and the Apple TV2
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 07:48 AM   #4
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1. 17" iMac G4
2. 2nd gen 10Gb iPod
3. G4 MacBook
4. 30Gb 2 gen iPod Photo
5. 1st gen 4Gb iPod Mini (Green)
6. 17" G4 PowerBook
7. 1Gb 1st gen iPod Shuffle
8. 1st gen 4Gb iPod Nano (black)
9. 2nd gen 8Gb iPod Nano (blue)
10. MacBook Core 2 Duo
11. 1st gen iPod Touch 8Gb
12. iPhone 8Gb
13. iPhone 3G 8Gb
14. iPad 1st gen 32Gb
15. iPhone 4 16Gb
16. Apple TV2
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 08:04 AM   #5
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 08:04 AM   #6
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1st gen iPod nano (2005)
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I've had Macs at home and my parents office as long as I can remember though.
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 08:14 AM   #7
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 12:35 PM   #9
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Apparently my dates were all wrong in my head!

Got my iPod Nano 1st generation on Dec 26, 2005

Got my first Mac, in August 2006

First iBook in 2006

Powerbook in 2007

First iPod Touch upon release in 2007

MacMini 2008

2nd iPod Touch upon release in 2008
(I was able to sell my 1st gen on ebay for more than it cost to buy the 2nd gen!)

MacBook 2009

iPod Touch 4Gen 32 Gb upon release in 2010

MacBook Pro Nov. 2010 (from Unprocessed1)

I've changed computers A LOT over the years...
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 12:46 PM   #10
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A 1st gen iPod Nano; black, 1GB. They truly are "gateway drugs"

And then a 2006(?) 2.0Ghz Core2Duo White MacBook. What a great little machine that was!
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 12:50 PM   #11
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 12:55 PM   #12
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An iBook G4 800mhz running Panther.

My wife and I loved the thing back in the day.
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 01:00 PM   #13
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The first was an eMac in 2002, then (I can't remember the year for some of them)
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17" gooseneck iMac
3 hard drive based iPods including a second gen touch, 3rd, 4th, and 5th gen nano's, and 1 4th gen Shuffle
2006 Black Macbook
2007 Mac Mini
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 01:19 PM   #14
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1. iPod
2. iBook
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4. iPod Touch

All it took was that initial iPod to get me hooked!
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 01:37 PM   #15
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 01:45 PM   #16
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1. Apple IIe: 64K RAM, 80-Column card.
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Written many a report and played many a game of Spy Hunter, Karateka, Zaxxon, and Choplifter on that IIe. Glad I told my mother to keep it as well, as it's still in working condition!

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When I was 7 my Dad got a new iBook he gave me his LC3. I mainly drew pictures in ClarisWorks and played old school games such as Lemmings that came bundled with it.
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1. iPod Shuffle 512MB (1st generation)
2. iPod Mini 4GB (1st generation)
3. iPod Video 30GB (5th generation)
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4. 2008 White MacBook (2.0GHz C2D)
5. iPhone 3G 8GB
6. 2009 White Macbook (2.1GHz C2D)
7. iPhone 3G S 16GB
8. 2009 13" MacBook Pro (2.26GHz C2D) (Bought twice)
9. iPod Shuffle 4GB (3rd generation)
10. 2008 MacBook Air (Rev. B, 1.6GHz C2D)
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11. 2009 21.5" iMac (3.06GHz C2D)
12. 24" Cinema Display
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13. 2010 11.6" MacBook Air (1.6GHz C2D)
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14. 2010 27" iMac (2.93GHz i7)
15. 2011 11.6" MacBook Air (1.8GHz i7)
16. 2008 20" iMac (2.4GHz C2D)
17. iPod Nano 8GB (6th generation)
18. iPhone 4S 16GB

*= iPod Touch 8GB (2nd generation)
**= iPad 1 16GB, 64GB (Bought three times)
***= iPhone 4 16GB, 32GB
****= 12.1" PowerBook G4 (1.33GHz PPC)
*****= iPad 2 16GB

I'm probably forgetting some stuff (of course other accessories such as Apple docks, remotes, etc.) but generally this is a pretty decent list of what I've owned. As far as iPhones go, I've owned about 25 3G's, 20 3GS's, and 5 iPhone 4's.
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 06:49 PM   #24
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Thanks for pointing out. I searched for this type of thread before posting it, but did not find any that incorporated a poll. For me, the poll results are the most interesting bit.
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Old Oct 8, 2011, 07:21 PM   #25
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