What were your thoughts?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by kannesss, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. kannesss macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    I was too young to really care, but I know some of you probably remember it.
    When Steve jobs came back to apple, and came out with the iMac and iPod, what were your thoughts? Did you like the products back then, as you do now? Did you ever think they would be the biggest company in the world back then? Just general thoughts, as I've only seen it in YouTube videos and documentaries. Never heard anyone's actual thoughts back then on it..
  2. darster Suspended

    Aug 25, 2011
    Back then, Apple was considered the David taking on Microsoft the Goliath. Now it seems, the roles have reversed.
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    I came into the Apple world with the G3 iMac DV at the end of 1999. So I missed Steve coming back by 2 years, but I did jump in with the product he came back to make.

    I got it for video editing and really liked it, but it sat next to my Windows ME machine because, come on, who uses a Mac as their main computer? :eek: It wasn't until my G4 tower later on that I started to think that I could use my Mac for more than just video editing. It was definitely a weird thing to decide at that time, I didn't know anyone else who used a Mac. It made you a bit of a freak.

    You're right, things sure have changed.
  4. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816


    Jul 15, 2010
    the burrows
    I got my first mac in 1984. So...yeah.

    My employer bought me a first gen imac. And I remember waiting a few months before I bought an ipod. I couldn't quite wrap my mind around it at first.
  5. kannesss thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    How was the original mac? I've never seen on in person that I could touch
  6. Mousse macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2008
    Flea Bottom, King's Landing
    The iMac, fruity color and all, I thought was brilliant. What we had before was a confusing mess. A slight variation in HD or RAM capacity meant a different numbering scheme for the same basic machine.:rolleyes: The iMac streamlined a logjam of a product line. Absolutely brilliant. Greatest thing since sliced bread.

    The iPod, OTOH, I thought was the biggest mistake since Pippen. $500 for a music player? Gimme a break. Worst idea, EVER. Well...egg on my face.:eek::eek::eek:.

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