Looking Back...

Discussion in 'iPod' started by TonyBaloney, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. TonyBaloney macrumors regular

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    Im sorry but i couldnt help but laugh at some of these replies. it seems people were disappointed Apple announced a MP3 player...

    Linky

    "its not gonna sell" aw good times good times...
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

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    This guy could see the future!! :eek:
     
  3. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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  4. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    This is a perfect example of why 'hindsight is 20/20". It seemed like a big risk at the time, but such a no brainer when you look at it now...
     
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  6. 204467 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow...it just goes to show how differently people see things given the circumstances. When it was announced, it seems a lot of people were disappointed or thought it was to expensive. Now, seven years later (hell, even five years later) almost everyone who can afford one has one and many see it as the product that saved Apple. I know that's one of the reasons I began to get interested in Apple again (having switched to Windows in 2003 after being with Mac for all 10 1/2 years of my life).
     
  7. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    Actually it goes to show that nothing has changed at all. :)
     
  8. 204467 macrumors 6502a

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    Heh. Good point. The only reason my family switched to PC was because my brother and I wanted to have greater game compatibility. My Dad actually hates the file structure in Windows and when I brought up the idea to get mine own Mac, he praised it, thinking he may switch when his machine becomes truly aged. However, since the first family computer was a Mac Performa that was ten years old before he replaced it with the current computer of a paltry five years old, it could be awhile.
     

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