Happy B'day iPod!

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    Link: Happy B'day iPod!
    Description:: It was seven years ago today that Steve Jobs introduced the device that changed Apple and ultimately the world...

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    Thanks for the link, that's hilarious!
    All the whiners moaning about it, I'm certainly glad Jobs and co. didn't listen to them!
     
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    That thread is awesome. People calling it Cube 2.0 and unrevolutionary and complaining about how they wanted something really special. "What - another MP3 player, just what we need" comments. How many of those people have had how many iPods and now iPhones. Talk about eating crow.
     
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    It still works but for how long without firewire??:
     

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    "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."

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    NC MacGuy, if you're running a 2001/2002 iPod, I'm sure you can find a 2001/2002 Mac or newer with Firewire. I think my iMac has it. :rolleyes:

    And I still have mine as well. But don't use it. I've upgraded a few times over the years.
     
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    ROFLMAO "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?

    [Edited by elitemacor on 10-23-2001 at 02:33 PM]
     
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    That old ipod is my kids "take to school, who cares if it gets stolen, I'm cool because this is truly an old school device."

    Unfortunately the ipod car charger I bought in August '08 and the JBL On Stage bought in March '08 and a whole boatload of other accys. won't work with (or nominally charge) the September '08 non-firewire ipods.
     
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    That is so funny to read. So many people hated the idea and said it wouldn't sell. Where would Apple be without it?

    It kind of reminds of how so many people have been with the iPhone and updates to it. The first reaction from so many is to whine about the product instead of giving it time.
     
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    Haha

    Well what you really got to love about all of these people... well all the ones that i've looked up, all shut up about the subject and havent posted a reply to anything beyond 2002. All proven wrong and all put to shame :)
     
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    How come the price of the iPod had dropped from $399 but the price of the iMac has increased from $799. I wish the iMac was still $799.
     
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    wow time does fly. Seems like yesterday i was asking for one for christmas :)
     
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    actually, all those people who complained now own zunes :cool:
     
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    Awesome ipod, and Pardon the Interuption both 7 year b-days today so much joy from those 2 things
     
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    That's pretty Awesome! I really wish they still had firewire.
     
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    Its funny. I remember seeing that thing and saying, "I'll never own one of those, its far too expensive." I figured it would be kind of a rich businessman type device. Now there are 7 y/o kids who own them. Funny how you can be so wrong about something.
     
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    I swore up and down also I would never own 1 or a Mac... ooops lol. I am happy with both!:D
     
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    I too was a naysayer at the time, 'a $400 mp3 player, yeah right, how about a PDA?'
    Well we have both in two products now in the Touch and iPhone, hooray! And Minis, then Nanos and Shuffles. And of course iTunes. Evolution is great.
     
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    If I got a dollar for every whiner in that thread, I'd be a millionaire (literally). ;)
     
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    I would love it if my Touch used a firewire charger instead of the USB. I wish they had left that an option even if you had to buy the cable separately. But, overall I am really happy with the direction that Apple has taken the iPod.
     
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    a direction directly attributable to Apple dropping FW in favor of USB, which though inferior in all aspects, made the iPod factory-compatible with the 90% PC market share, bringing in the R&D $$$.
     
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    back then i wasnt a mac man....what was the release of the ipod like?

    was it similar to iphone release? or just a go to the shop and buy one.'

    if it was huge...i wonder who owns the first ipod sold....
     

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