iPod the gateway drug to the world of apple?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Cindynjgirl79, May 10, 2007.

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    Cindynjgirl79

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    just something i was thing about because that's what happened to me. i got a iPod mini because i played around with my cousin's and just had to had to have one. then the video iPod came out, had to have it. still have both and love them very much. i saw sick of sitting in front of my pc and crying when things went wrong with it. henceforth i got a MacBook. now i don't touch the pc at all and thinking about getting a miniMac.just like a drug, always on the chase for the next apple high. does this happen to everyone who gets and iPod? will it ever end?
     
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    notsofatjames

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    thats definately my story too. Theres just something about the apple brand thats addictive
     
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    Cindynjgirl79

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    ha i knew ther was others out there. well atleast one.
     
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    This is very true. I showed a very first gen iPod to a friend and he was hooked straight away. I saw this guy again the following year and by that stage he already had his own imac, a powerbook for his office and an ibook just around the place.
    His addiction progressed further. Soon the house had more ipods than people. He installed an xserve to cope with all the computers. Now he feeds his addiction on the itunes store (just bought an apple tv too).
    Id almost be worried but he had a load of windows stuff beforehand lol.
     
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    Osarkon

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    Not true for me. I personally avoided iPods at all costs. Then for university I decided a macbook would suit my needs best, and because my mp3 player's battery had given up the ghost anyway, I returned it and used the refund money to buy an ipod because it would work seamlessly with my macbook, I wanted as much of a troublefree experience with my hardware as possible.
     
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    I think that the iPod definitly converts some people. Heck, if it weren't for the iPod, not that many people would know Apple even existed. But it worked for me, got an iPod for my birthday, and then I found out Macs existed and bought one.
     
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    tkidBOSTON

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    Two words: Halo Effect.

    :)
     
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    Cindynjgirl79

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    ok what is it?
     
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    tkidBOSTON

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    A quick google search of "ipod halo effect" nets over a million hits.
    It was a common catch phrase used about a year ago to talk about the effect described in this thread.

    From here:

     
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    Cindynjgirl79

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    ok i just read a bunch of articles about this, it is so insane! 52% of people who get iPod said that that thier next computer will be a Mac! thanks for telling me about this.
     
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    The first apple I have ever had is the 24" imac.
     
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    kuebby

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    I agree, after I got an iPod and it was always not working because of Windows I knew my next computer would have to be an Apple.
     
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    Frankf300

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    The iPod was definitely my intro to Apple. Until I got my iPod I didn't even know Apple existed lol. I had heard of Mac, but thought, "o, it'll be way too hard switching to a new OS." It turned out, Mac was a heck of a lot easier than Windows lol. The iPod Mini started it all for me, now I'm officialy addicted :D .
     
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    Cindynjgirl79

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    and now apple has us all hooked! the plan worked! oh sweet sweet apple inc. i want more!
     
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    Addicted

    I've been addicted my whole life. I had a mac plus back in the day.
     

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