Apple had the iPod as far back as 1984

Discussion in 'iPod' started by howesey, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    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".

  2. macrumors 65816


    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?
  3. macrumors 6502a


    That's from the 1999 Superbowl commercial ;)
  4. macrumors 6502a

  5. macrumors 601


    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.
  6. macrumors 65816


    I'm saying this is fake. I googled it and got several links. here is one, where there is clearly no iPod: [​IMG]

    and another: [​IMG]

    EDIT: If there was a second version, that is believable. but it wasn't in 1984.
  7. macrumors 6502a


  8. macrumors 601


    Hell even the video he linked to didn't show an iPod on it
  9. macrumors 68000


    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.

  10. Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    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?
  11. macrumors Penryn


    Of course they had the iPod in 1984. :rolleyes:

    Where do people get this stuff?
  12. macrumors 68000


    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.
  13. macrumors 68000


    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.

  14. macrumors 601


    I think the person just didn't know that they did a remake, sorry if you don't, but people make mistakes! :rolleyes: :cool:
  15. macrumors G4


    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..... ;) :)
  16. macrumors 6502

    Stupid, gullible, not internet savvy.
  17. macrumors 65816


    I wonder how many songs you could fit on that bad boy.
  18. macrumors G4


    Every last one of the MP3's that I owned at the time. ;)
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Well spotted. :)
  20. macrumors 603


    Yes it is from 2004.

    How could it be from 1999? There was no iPod until late 2001.
  21. macrumors 6502

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

    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
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  23. macrumors 6502a

    Pistol Pete


    yah definitely a remake haha
  24. macrumors G4


    Hey, I never said that you could fit it in your pocket. ;) :)
  25. macrumors 68020


    Now if someone edits it again so that shes got a backpack with a Powerbook in.

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