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Old Apr 21, 2006, 08:34 PM   #1
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Apple had the iPod as far back as 1984

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...







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



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Old Apr 21, 2006, 08:36 PM   #2
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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?
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Old Apr 21, 2006, 08:38 PM   #3
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That's from the 1999 Superbowl commercial
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Old Apr 21, 2006, 08:42 PM   #4
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That's from the 1999 Superbowl commercial
Try 1984.



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Old Apr 21, 2006, 08:44 PM   #5
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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.
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Old Apr 21, 2006, 08:45 PM   #6
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I'm saying this is fake. I googled it and got several links. here is one, where there is clearly no iPod:

and another:


EDIT: If there was a second version, that is believable. but it wasn't in 1984.
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Old Apr 21, 2006, 08:46 PM   #7
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No, the one with the iPod edited into it is from 1999.
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Hell even the video he linked to didn't show an iPod on it
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Old Apr 21, 2006, 08:49 PM   #9
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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.

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Old Apr 21, 2006, 08:49 PM   #10
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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?
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Old Apr 21, 2006, 08:50 PM   #11
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Of course they had the iPod in 1984.

Where do people get this stuff?
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Old Apr 21, 2006, 08:59 PM   #12
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Of course they had the iPod in 1984.

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.
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Old Apr 21, 2006, 09:05 PM   #13
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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.

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Old Apr 21, 2006, 09:23 PM   #14
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Of course they had the iPod in 1984.

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!
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Old Apr 21, 2006, 10:17 PM   #15
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Of course they had the iPod in 1984.
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.....
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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.
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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.
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Well spotted.
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Old Apr 22, 2006, 11:42 AM   #20
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Yes it is from 2004.

How could it be from 1999? There was no iPod until late 2001.
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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
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Old Apr 22, 2006, 12:57 PM   #22
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Actually, how many people from this forum had the chance to play with the first "portable" Mac, in 1989 ?

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hey, i had one of those.
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I think the person just didn't know that they did a remake, sorry if you don't, but people make mistakes!

yah definitely a remake haha
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So, an iPod in 1984... Yeah, pretty much the estimation of dmw007
Hey, I never said that you could fit it in your pocket.
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Old Apr 22, 2006, 04:11 PM   #25
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Now if someone edits it again so that shes got a backpack with a Powerbook in.
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