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iPod 'doomed', says expert

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Oct 16, 2005.

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  2. Moderator emeritus


    Oh, good. I thought for a moment that it would live forever and slowly take over the universe. :rolleyes: :eek: :D
  3. macrumors 6502a

    I think it is mainly a big bold statement by the analyst to get added attention.
  4. macrumors Core

    there really isnt much of an argument. aren't podcasts participation? isn't adding your music playlists etc participation. what kind of participation should there be? he doesnt say. what crap.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    I think he was referring to iPod Mini. :D
  6. macrumors demi-god


    Sounds a lot like "sour grapes" to me

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  7. macrumors 68040


    oh those zany experts! I wonder if I can join them one day at their experts conferences and come up with my own expert opinions

    "So I feel that one day everyone will have a TV implanted into their wrist, it will have wifi and a light weight version of windows"

    Now give me some money please.
  8. macrumors regular


    Are you making fun of the experts. I hope not because of course we should believe everything they say, as they are experts. I do. As long as the person is an expert I believe any bulls***t that comes out of their orrifices.
  9. macrumors 65816


    Dave Winer is not an analyst.

    Sounds about right. This is the same guy who complained that Apple didn't call him when they decided to utilize RSS in Safari RSS. Not to mention the podcasting riff with Adam Curry. :rolleyes:
  10. macrumors 68000


    Valid point ... the basic act of mentioning an extremely hot consumer item with high visibility results in readers paying attention. It packs an even greater punch when it deviates from the normal opinion of the product line or, better yet for the analyst, predicts an eventual crash and burn. There is a substantial difference between an expected slowdown versus doom.
  11. macrumors demi-god


    It doesn't take Nostradamus to predict that ALL technology is doomed at some point.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  12. macrumors 6502a


    He is right


    [just to clarify, I didn't even read the stupid article, but I couldn't resist this]
  13. macrumors member

    The iPod is doomed! because I said so...
    You don't actually want a reason, do you?
    Isn't "because I said so" good enough for you people!
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    He's certainly living up to his name :p
  15. macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Hey we're all analysts in our own minds.

    Dave has a history with Apple. His gripe goes back to when AppleScript was first included in the MacOS, shortly after he'd developed his own scripting environment for the Mac (Frontier).
  16. macrumors 604


    Yes it is true. From MS, Sony and Creative's perspective, the iPod is doomed to take over the MP3 player market forever. :D
  17. macrumors 6502a

    I like it lol.
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    I was aware of this project but never paid it much attention. I downloaded the video of it running on an iPod Photo, and I must say that I'm duly impressed. :D
  19. macrumors 6502

    After reading that, I want the 30 seconds of my life back.
  20. macrumors Penryn


    Off of Slashdot.org...

  21. macrumors 68030

    Well that's a waste of Internet space... :rolleyes: Seriously, can we please have a reason?


    That's what I thought.
  22. macrumors 603


    The iPod has succeeded because the consumer has identified with it and generally likes it.

    The music industry has had little impact on the success of the iPod.

    Its all about the consumer, if the consumer didn't like the product, the iPod would not have been a success.
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    This way, with any luck, Apple will be able to close its doors officially before the end of the calendar year. It's a long time coming -- good riddance to bad rubbish! :D
  24. macrumors 68040


    I am so sick of these doom and gloom reports about the iPod. The iPod may eventually lose market share, but it will still be one of the best MP3 players. I am so sick of this Death to Apple attitude. Dumb article...
  25. macrumors regular


    Thats the best quote i've heard in a long, long time.

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