Happy 9th Birthday iPod

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  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    The iPods Rise and Fall


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  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    iPods are a fad. No one will ever pay that much for a music player. This too shall pass.
     
  3. rdowns thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    Here's how the members of MR reacted at the time, in the infamous Thread 500. Enjoy!

    Edit: same link as above. Posting with words takes too long... :p
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Happy Birthday iPod!
    I need to get a new one :eek:

    So many sig worthy quotes from that thread!
    Thanks for the laughs!
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    The amount of personal insults in that thread are hilarious!
     
  7. lbro macrumors 6502a

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    It seems like people say the same thing with every successful product apple introduces.
     
  8. Epsilon88 macrumors 6502

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    It's unbelievable to read the response to the iPod's launch on MR. People were so skeptical.
     
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  10. lbro macrumors 6502a

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    I think MR started in late 2000.
    EDIT:I mean early 2000. February 2000.
     
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    A lot of our beloved MR geeks don't know sweet f all when it comes to the actual market, unfortunately. So the prevailing opinion of Apple products (especially upon release) on most tech sites is a worthless barometer. The stupidity is spread even thicker on Microsoft fansites. Not sure what there is to be a fan of when it comes to MS, but they do exist.
     
  13. Epsilon88 macrumors 6502

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    It's funny, b/c there was a similar response to the iPad and even Macbook Air (new ones).
     
  14. lbro macrumors 6502a

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    Especially the iPad. What?!?!? It doesn't run OSX?!?!?
     
  15. Epsilon88 macrumors 6502

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    QFT. :D
     
  16. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for linking to that thread. It was quite funny :D
     
  17. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    iPod was revolutionary. But that saying, it usually takes Apple until the 3rd/4th generation before they get a product right and good enough to buy. So, they were right to be sceptical.

    iPad 4th gen... look out for it, everyone will have one.
     
  18. rdowns thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    Talk about strange coincidences…


     
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    While I was initially impressed with the iPod, I did not get one for several generations.

    I'm not sure many people here realize that iTunes came from soundjam, the author of soundjam was hired by apple and iTunes was born. I had soundjam and then iTunes but for a long time, I did not see the need of having an iPod.
     
  21. macquariumguy macrumors 6502a

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    I got my first iPod a couple weeks after they first went on sale. I didn't care if it was revolutionary or not, I just wanted one for myself.
     
  22. tablo13 macrumors 65816

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    :D WHAT??!! iPAD?!?! IS IT SOME TAMPON?!?!
    Like iPhone 4 with the "revolutionary" FaceTime video calling, and iPod touch 4th generation with a 0.7MP camera :rolleyes:
    EDIT: I'm not being sarcastic.
     
  23. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I wasn't on about the new features of an individual product, was on about all the features on the product. iPhone 1 and 3g are nothing compared to the 3gs and 4, thanks to iOS 4 and entire collection of features that have been slowly built up through the generations.
     
  24. applefan1997 macrumors 6502

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    After looking at this thread yesterday, I immediately started scouring craigslist for a 1G/2G iPod... and thankfully, I obtained a 2G 10GB model yesterday.
    So nice to have one again.
     

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