The Definition of iPod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by bigb0y, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. bigb0y macrumors newbie

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    The iPod is becoming less of a media player and more of a symbolic item. So what really is an iPod? What was Apple's original purpose of the iPod? Has their purpose of the iPod changed? Is design the only thing that separates the iPod from the boys? Does society define what an iPod will be in the future or did Apple have an agenda for this object?

    The definition of iPod is...

    lets see what you have to say about that.
     
  2. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

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    you have to much free time?

    Its mainly a portable media player: PMP
     
  3. theman5725 macrumors 6502

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    The thing about the name "iPod" is that if the iPod became a PDA in 4 years or whatever, the name would still work. Just saying.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  5. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    Apple originally came up with 'iPod' as a name for a public internet kiosk type thing, but that was never made. Only fairly late into the real iPod's development, when they were thinking of what to call their new MP3 player, they remembered they nver used the name 'iPod', and went with that.
     
  6. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    iPod is all about the music.

    The idea you can carry your entire music collection with you and have it instantly available within three clicks was the ultimate goal for Apple.

    They've accomplished these goals. There is nothing more.
     
  7. psychofreak Retired

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    I think that the iPod brand will diverge into two; i) music ii) video + others
     
  8. shunpike macrumors regular

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    In two words:

    THE BEST
     
  9. gkarris macrumors 604

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    iMac

    Didn't it all start with the iMac and it stood for internet Mac?

    So, then, the iPod is an internet Pod... whatever that is...

    Pods? Invasion of the Body Snatchers? So, these pods end up containing our essence and become us, thus taking over the world.

    Oh, my iPod has all my favorite videos, photos, and music - my essence? Oh no!!!!
     

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