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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:05 PM   #1
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Apple's New Thing (iPod)

Brief bullets of what's happening with the announcement of Apple's new digital device gathered from a variety of sources:

http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2001/...23140537.shtml

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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:12 PM   #2
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If you goto MacMinute.com they have running news on whats going on.

Does anybody know if you can see they anywhere else??

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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:16 PM   #3
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Unhappy iPod?

iPoop... iCry. I was so hoping for something more.
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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:16 PM   #4
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NO!

Great just what the world needs, another freaking MP3 player. Go Steve! Where's the Newton?!
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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:17 PM   #5
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Talking I TOLD YOU SO!

HAH!

All you wusses waiting for a Newton replacement I TOLD YOU SO IT WAS A MEDIA PLAYER CHARGED BY FIREWIRE.

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AHAHAHAHAHAHHAH~!

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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:18 PM   #6
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Sounds very revolutionary to me.

hey - heres an idea Apple - rather than enter the world of gimmicks and toys, why dont you spend a little more time sorting out your pathetically expensive and crap server line up?
or are you really aiming to become a glorified consumer gimmicks firm?
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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:18 PM   #7
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Not meaning to be personal

SweetRenenge you are an idiot, no a prat, no a word has yet to be invented.

The speech is not yet over. iTunes 2 has just been announced. It looks really cool

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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:21 PM   #8
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This isn't revoltionary!

I still can't believe this! All this hype for something so ridiculous! Who cares about an MP3 player? I want something new! I want them to think differently!
Why oh why would they do this?! It's so wrong! It's so stupid!
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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:26 PM   #9
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Thumbs down what a load of tripe!

gee! an mp3 player with a HD! how original! kinda reminds me of a JUKEBOX i once knew..
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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:27 PM   #10
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when it's up

I'm sure you'll see it here once they decide to put it up:
http://www.apple.com/ipod
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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:28 PM   #11
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$400 - is that expensive? Looks great!! http://store.apple.com

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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:28 PM   #12
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Angry $399.00 - Ouch!!!

OH NO! Just checked Apple Store - they want $399.00 for this thing...Ouch!!!
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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:29 PM   #13
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Red face iCan't believe it!

It's now at the online Apple Store!

$400 for an Mp3 Player!

I'd call it the Cube 2.0 as it wont sell, and be killed off in a short time...and it's not really functional.

Uuhh Steve, can I have a PDA now?

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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:31 PM   #14
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It is also a Firewire drive that can be used for any purpose - not just an mp3 player.

I like it. Seems pricey though.

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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:31 PM   #15
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You're all a bunch of loony bitches

We live in the YEAR 2001... not 6000 years from now when ridiculously awsome technology will exist. No other mp3 player has a harddrive like this... 5gigs... **** yeah. A rio of the same size offers 64megs. Jesum Crow, get over your moping.. .this is revolutionary.... plus it's just the beggining. This device litterally bests anything on the market by about 100x
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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:32 PM   #16
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Exclamation please steve, just One more thing...

I pray steve has saved one last new thing to pull out ala steve right at the end...
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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:32 PM   #17
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pic of iPod

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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:32 PM   #18
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I think it's revolutionary.

Come on everyone, y'all are saying it sucks before you have even held it in your hand. I mean 5GB in a little tiny thing like that, it's amazing. I don't see anyone else making something like that. Do you?
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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:36 PM   #19
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apple.com/ipod up

apple.com/ipod is up now
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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:37 PM   #20
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All that hype for an MP3 player? Break-thru digital device? The Reality Distiortion Field™ is starting to warp Steve's mind if he thinks for one second that this thing is gonna take off.
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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:38 PM   #21
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Angry It never ceases to amaze me.

No matter what Apple does there are always people who are NEVER happy. Give it a rest. It's a great idea and the first of many. Why don't you give it a chance. It's price point isn't half bad either. At $399 I would much rather have an ipod than say, an xbox. (no, I am not comparing the two, just the $399 discretionary spending price point).

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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:39 PM   #22
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not that dissapointing

The reason why everyone's dissapointed is because we had our hopes up for this incredible device that would do everything you could possibly use the word "digital" in and most of the things you can't. The truth is that is really is revolutionary. 5 gigs? Where do you see 5 gigs in an Mp3 player?
If Apple had gone with something completely and utterly new, it would probably go down the hole that the cube and the newton went down... they were ahead of their time, and suffered because of it. Apple can't have another disaster like the Cube, so they decided to stay just a bit ahead of the game. As long as apple markets it effectively, I think it's gonna do really well.
The product really looks great, give it a chance guys!
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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:39 PM   #23
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Angry Sorry I'm just venting....

Steve Jobs: "Isn't this cool? It's never been this fast or this easy before."

Me: Uhh, no!
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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:43 PM   #24
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Nice, but pricey.

Sure the iPod is cool, and hell yeah I'd love to have one, but only for half the asking price of $399. Here's the questions though...
If this is also a 5gb HD, can it be used as a quicktime player for video in any other way?
Is the software that runs it upgradeable to add features later on?
If the ipod is only the world's most baddass MP3 player then I don't know if I'm really going to stand in line to buy it, I have a cd walkman and a burner already, and besides that now that I don't have a dotcom job anymore I need that $400 to pay car payments and rent.
Steve, bring down the price or add video to it and I'll eat TopRamen for a month to afford one.
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Old Oct 23, 2001, 01:47 PM   #25
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I really wanted to like it. Really. But do the math:

20GB hard drive: $199 from APS tech.

MP3 player: $50 from Best Buy.

You save $150 plus get an extra 15 Gig of storage!
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