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104 Responses to Back When They Launched the iPod

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    buddy Male 30-39
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    January 17, 2007 at 12:24 pm
    Link: Back When They Launched the iPod - A forum thread from when the iPod first came out.
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2007 at 8:56 pm
    "10-23-2001, 01:47 PM jaime
    revolutionary?
    I for one am disappointed and think that apple is making a mistake by trying to get into this market."

    You for one... are an idiot.

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    TheSubilme1 Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2007 at 9:06 pm
    I like this one ... heh.
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    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2007 at 10:04 pm
    oh wow! cool =]
    good times...good times....another mp3 player...just what we need....
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    Galadriel Female 13-17
    368 posts
    January 17, 2007 at 10:16 pm
    Hahaha they look like complete idiots now.
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    tnaran Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2007 at 2:27 am
    Oh man, that was funny. I seem to recall being interested in iPod because it came with iTunes -- the first really legal music download service. As I thought, iTunes would be the killer app, but I prematurely discounted the impact of the iPod on Apple`s bottom line. Also, I remember way back then the speculation that iPod was the first in a wave of portable media appliances. Oh how they were right!
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    Spriggan666 Male 18-29
    242 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 2:29 am
    just glancing at it, i found this...made me laugh:

    "elitemacor
    macrumors newbie
    Join Date: Oct 2001

    iPod?

    iPoop... iCry. I was so hoping for something more. "

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    short_as_pie Female 13-17
    33 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 2:46 am
    haha i love all the ones about how its not gonna sell.
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    BakaNeko728 Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 2:48 am
    haha
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    PotatoSalad Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 2:54 am
    I still think iPods are massively overrated and overpriced. I`ve never owned one and doubt I ever will.
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 3:05 am
    I don`t have an Ipod, my friend who jost lost her fourth is satisfying to me...but! I wish I could go back in the future..laugh at all these people and invest in Apple like crazy.
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    BigGuyMikePA Male 18-29
    99 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 3:06 am
    How much do you want to bet that half of these fools have bought one since then...
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    Mossoi Male 18-29
    65 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 3:13 am
    Quoted from Pants:

    "hey - heres an idea Apple - rather than enter the world of gimmicks and toys, why dont you spend a little more time sorting out your pathetically expensive and crap server line up?
    or are you really aiming to become a glorified consumer gimmicks firm?"

    Glorified consumer gimmicks firm all the way!

    FWIW, these guys may sound like they missed the mark but the iPod launch was considered a failure for Apple.

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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 3:17 am
    Actually, these guys are not as stupid as they sound. I`ve owned MP3 players LONG BEFORE Ipods existed. They were not breakthroughs technologically, and they were (and still are) severly overpriced. Anyone who knows how to shop can tell you that.
    However, they are popular because they are use-friendly and well-marketed. It has nothing to do with the quality of the actual product.
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    Mossoi Male 18-29
    65 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 3:27 am
    Further to SarahofBorg`s point, the iPod was marketed as a "Technological Breakthrough" which, clearly, it wasn`t.

    It`s very easy on a forum such as this to use the benefit of hindsight to laugh at others.

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    909961 Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2007 at 3:49 am
    "I`d call it the Cube 2.0 as it wont sell, and be killed off in a short time...and it`s not really functional."

    Looks functional to me. oh and guess what, 5 years of Ipod and they have advanced 10 fold, great job on predicting a WRONG future! XD

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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 4:02 am
    I admit to being very surprised by the number of people hating on the iPod.
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    Darkmartyr Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 4:19 am
    "Actually, these guys are not as stupid as they sound. I`ve owned MP3 players LONG BEFORE Ipods existed. They were not breakthroughs technologically, and they were (and still are) severly overpriced. Anyone who knows how to shop can tell you that.
    However, they are popular because they are use-friendly and well-marketed. It has nothing to do with the quality of the actual product."

    Amen to that. Most ipods harddrives broke shortly after the warranty is up. To have Apple repair them it`s close to the price of buying a new one.

    Isheep baaa

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    alknick Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 4:21 am
    I seem to remember the iPod being quite a breakthrough. I mean, I think I had a Rio Jukebox with maybe a Gig, and it was bigger than a CD player.
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    FallenSoul Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 4:33 am
    Personally, I love Ipods. I am not sure I would use the word break through, but the phrase "top of the line" comes to mind. I paid WAY to much for my sixty gig Ipod Video, but the fact is, I use for hours a day, keep my hard drive clean by story thirty gigs of stuff on there, put whole discographies of my favorite artists on there, and even store my pictures and homework assignments. Yeah they are overpriced and have a bit of history busting after warranty is up, but if mine broke tomorrow, I would honestly buy another one. A lot more money, but money well spent.
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    FallenSoul Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 4:34 am
    ^^Oh and to head anyone off who might say "Yeah well some of us aren`t spoiled rich kids who can just buy whatever we want" I am a dishwasher, I make nine bucks an hour, and only get about a hundred and twenty bucks every two weeks. So trash your spoiled rich kid logic.
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    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 4:40 am
    "All that hype for an MP3 player? Break-thru digital device? The Reality Distiortion Field™ is starting to warp Steve`s mind if he thinks for one second that this thing is gonna take off."

    L
    O
    L

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    sunwavewind Female 18-29
    690 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 4:56 am
    Its amazing how much space has been added to the ipod in the last 5 years. From 5 gigs to 80? gigs. I wonder what it will be like five years from now - 1280 gigs?
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    maples Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2007 at 5:30 am
    i really just want to meet those people and laugh in their faces. heh.
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    Goldfishgal Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 6:11 am
    Hey their prediction may have been off but they had their minds in the right zone. Apple is a peice of shnizzle and shouldn`t even sell ANYTHING of theirs. Smashmyipod.com, a great way to show how fragile these gay things are. AND, youhave to use iTunes. I don`t want that peice of crap softwear of my computer and I have no idea why it is on now.
    Waste of time, waste of money. Go buy a Samsung.
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    upendy Female 13-17
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    January 18, 2007 at 6:27 am
    I-what? :-D
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    sshblack Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 6:33 am
    It`s interesting that we`re all laughing at these people, considering some of the brash statements I`ve heard about new technologies in this very forum.

    I think it would be interesting to delve in to the archives here and see what people have said about "new" technologies.

    If anything this should have taught people about a little humility and care in judgement.

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    Crz4mets2 Male 13-17
    142 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 6:42 am
    "I`d call it the Cube 2.0 as it wont sell, and be killed off in a short time...and it`s not really functional."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    arsenic6969 Male 18-29
    38 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 6:49 am
    I`m not finding this funny. I still don`t understand why iPods are so popular. Surely people are not as stupid as to buy them for their marketing... or are they?
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    Pontroll Female 13-17
    36 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 6:55 am
    I couldn`t survive without my iPod. If I didn`t have it I`d have to actually listen to my ICT teacher.
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    badhairbear Female 18-29
    136 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 7:32 am
    Who knew that within 5 years, the phrase `mp3 player` would be substituted for `ipod`?

    In my opinion I think ipods are terribly overrated, hugely overpriced for what they are and have just been marketed very cleverly. Personally, I`d much rather go for a Creative Zen.. I`ve had mine for 18months now and it`s not caused me an ounce of trouble.

    And that`s not to mention what ipod has done to the way people see music nowadays. It`s not about listening to music you like. It`s about how many songs you can cram onto your ipod, whether you listen to them or not. Be honest.. who needs 10,000 songs stored on an ipod to accompany them a whole 10minute walk to work/school? You`ll only listen to 3, maybe 4 of them before you get there, and another 4 on the way home. Pointless.

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    awibble Male 18-29
    68 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 7:36 am
    I wasnt sure about the iPod, however it kicked ass, and now a lot of people look like fools.
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    Link1919 Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2007 at 8:15 am
    I dont see the humor
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    AnneBonney Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 9:00 am
    I hate iPods with a firey passion reserved for only the deepest circles of hell. Okay, maybe not that much, but I don`t understand why people STILL pay upwards of $300 ($500 if we want to include accessories) to listen to music when you could easily get a product that has the same amount of storage, does twice as much and comes with all its accessories for just as must dinero, maybe even less.

    iPods are stats symbols. Nothing more.

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    lorddalvidii Male 13-17
    285 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 10:02 am
    wasn`t the `tech breakthrough` of the ipod it`s `touchwheel`?
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    animefreak88 Female 13-17
    319 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 10:45 am
    `iPod... iCry :`(` What a sissy... and I bet everyone of those people own an iPod now T_T...
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    JAXLEY Male 18-29
    988 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 10:59 am
    lol people just think it`s just another Mp3 Player!

    Hey, wait a minute...

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    Nintendohnut Male 18-29
    111 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 11:08 am
    Ah yeah but look at how we`re laughing at them all now. It`s going to be interesting in a couple of years time when the iPhone has been out a while and evolved a bit to look back on THIS forum. Everyone on that page spend a lot of time putting down, and if it gets as big as the iPod is worldwide now then I think many people will eat their words, and those who said "Looks awesome, I want one!" will be looking rather smug
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    kristun666 Female 18-29
    214 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 11:16 am
    I`m sitting here reading this on my computer with a crappy spacebar, while listening to my iPod that I got last weekend. I LOVE my iPod and I love iTunes. And I bet that all those people who posted there are listening to THEIR iPods right now. And their not terribly overpriced. They have tons of memory for their size, and you can use them for a lot more than just music....you can put movies, tv shows, audiobooks...and they cost about the same as going and buying the stuff at a regular store...I don`t know what I`d do without my iPod.
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    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 12:01 pm
    Personally I think ipods are stupid anyway. I have an MP3 Player and a 2 gig SD card that cost me less than $40 for BOTH. I run my MP3s through 0 loss MP3 compression software and can put 500-1200 songs on it if I wanted. (which would be ridiculous)

    Waste of money, they do sell well, but still a waste for what they do compared to what you pay.

    (i pick on my friend Daniel, who has the original and a nano, all the time)

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    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 12:02 pm
    Then again, iPods are convenient and the average person wouldn`t have a clue as to what I was talking about above.

    And convenience definitely sells.

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    glocktypus Female 18-29
    430 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 12:46 pm
    Wow i agree with some of the post
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    Qpax Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 12:57 pm
    `it wont sell, and be killed off in a short time...and it`s not really functional.`

    Lol, stupidest statement of 2001 finally found.

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    dragonrice Male 18-29
    632 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 1:38 pm
    "<i>I still can`t believe this! All this hype for something so ridiculous! Who cares about an MP3 player? I want something new! I want them to think differently!
    Why oh why would they do this?! It`s so wrong! It`s so stupid! "</i>

    He got owned!

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    MaruDashi Female 18-29
    236 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 2:09 pm
    who wouldve thought something so popular had so many people look down on it before its release
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    monktoast Male 18-29
    263 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 2:16 pm
    so many good points, one reason why i waited like 4 years to buy one. they blew hard when they were released at first.
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    Hansbo Male 18-29
    901 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 2:27 pm
    Maybe this will shut all you people who say the same things about the iPhone up. And btw, this made me laugh real hard: "I`d call it the Cube 2.0 as it wont sell, and be killed off in a short time...and it`s not really functional."
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    Hansbo Male 18-29
    901 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 2:28 pm
    And btw, if the iPhone doesn`t become as popular as the iPod, I will eat my scrotum. No, this is not a verbal contract.
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    Rich5678 Male 13-17
    131 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 3:47 pm
    iTunes 2 has just been announced. It looks really cool

    oh my god thats like realy realy old now i have itunes 7 ish

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    jebler Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 4:07 pm
    i wish all those people saying it would flop were right. i hate ipods.
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    ajr2006 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 4:09 pm
    wow... people were so critical at the time... this was when apple was supposed to be a computer company
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    obeydarklord Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 4:31 pm
    yeah, you wont see any negativity like this over the I-phone... possible quote...
    "oh great. just what we need. another phone."
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    eye_spy Female 18-29
    40 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 4:54 pm
    I love my 80G Video Ipod. I have loads of movies on it, thousands of songs, games, notes for uni and my appointments on the calendar. I think they`re great and i`ve had loads of different mp3 players. This is definately top of the pile! I wouldn`t say it`s horridly overpriced either.
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    newgurl50112 Female 13-17
    81 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 5:02 pm
    My favorite quote:
    "If Apple does something like this again is going down."

    Oh really? :-P

    I just bought one of the new iPod shuffles (with my own money, I am not some spoiled rich kid), and I absolutely adore it. It`s so tiny and cute! :-)
    And I love iTunes. I tried Napster for a little while a few years ago, but not only could my dad and I not figure out how to get music on the player I bought (then returned), it was REALLY slow. I`m just glad I finally got one.

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    thespread Male 13-17
    215 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 5:19 pm
    "I really wanted to like it. Really. But do the math:

    20GB hard drive: $199 from APS tech.

    MP3 player: $50 from Best Buy.

    You save $150 plus get an extra 15 Gig of storage!"

    I think he missed the poing of a *portable* music device.

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    gonadsonfire Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2007 at 5:38 pm
    I agree with the ppl. Ipod`s suk, Iphones will suck too, even if they sell well they will still suck in my eyes. Iphones might not even make it to market seeing as apple was sued by a richer company that already has a product calledthe Iphone.
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    Mweebles Female 18-29
    1653 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 5:43 pm
    >>>>Thursday, January 18, 2007 3:05:33 AM
    I don`t have an Ipod, my friend who jost lost her fourth is satisfying to me...but! I wish I could go back in the future..laugh at all these people and invest in Apple like crazy.<<<<

    Back into the future?!?! BACK INTO THE PAST!!!!

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    TamponString Female 13-17
    99 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 5:46 pm
    iPod does suck but its impossible to deny their amazing sales. They ARE one of the top mp3 players on the market and to Sarah, you might`ve owned a mp3 player before th iPod, but it was crap compared to it. The iPod has a lot of features that you cant find in others, especially those that came before it. The iPod set the standard for all of the other good mp3`s out there.
    -T.S
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    majwhite Male 18-29
    250 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 6:31 pm
    I wonder what we do that with now that will be big in the future?
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    liniarc Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 6:36 pm
    They were soo wrong... I bet most of them own one right now though
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    sporka Female 18-29
    818 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 6:42 pm
    XD I`m not sure what makes me laugh more.

    "iPoop... iCry. I was hoping for so much more."

    OR

    "5gigs... **** yes..."

    Aaaaaaaaaah. Delightful.

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    DrkAng3LxNat Female 18-29
    1071 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 6:59 pm
    Wow all the people who said it wasn`t going to be a success must be feeling ilke crap now

    I mean, look around you. EVERYONE has iPods now >_<

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    justKatrina Female 13-17
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    January 18, 2007 at 7:26 pm
    HA! Good find. :-)
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    Ravenclawd69 Female 13-17
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    January 18, 2007 at 7:38 pm
    All you people that think that the iPod is stupid and overrated, you`re just jealous that you will never afford to own one.

    Sorry, I tell it like it is.

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    DoughnutBoy Male 13-17
    701 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 7:46 pm
    These guys are complete Idiots...and if they were to see this im sure they would know that they were....im sure at least half of them have an iPod
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    majwhite Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 8:08 pm
    I 100% agree with spriggan666.
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    kmuggee Female 13-17
    681 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 8:10 pm
    I still have a mini, I want the video one so badly!

    Heh, anyways anyone who goes on a apple/mac site must be quite dorky! :-D

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    Aqausixio Female 18-29
    1397 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 8:17 pm
    They are right, MP3`s (alot of them way better then Ipods) existed way before Apple even thought about it. Apple is just smarter in marketing and by marketing I mean annoying (but `trendy`) advertisements. Their stuff is over-rated and way too expensive.
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    klkl Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2007 at 8:18 pm
    i love this 1! this guys a douch

    Red face iCan`t believe it!
    It`s now at the online Apple Store!

    $400 for an Mp3 Player!

    I`d call it the Cube 2.0 as it wont sell, and be killed off in a short time...and it`s not really functional.

    Uuhh Steve, can I have a PDA now?


    wow what a noob lol. i love my ipod

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    Aqausixio Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 8:24 pm
    Thursday, January 18, 2007 7:38:46 PM
    "All you people that think that the iPod is stupid and overrated, you`re just jealous that you will never afford to own one.

    Sorry, I tell it like it is."

    I`d rather save up for a house, but hey if you got the latest tunes from itunes onto your 4th (the other three broke) ipod then living on the streets might not be so bad. That is what I predict the future to be like. Lots of homeless people with ipods.

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    Aqausixio Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 8:26 pm
    KlKl, those people are light years past your intelligence. They made a bad prediction of the ipod because they thought that people would have more commmon sense then to invest in one. The only thing they failed at realizing was human stupidity is infinite.
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    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
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    January 18, 2007 at 8:29 pm
    Hindsight is always 20/20. ;-)
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    Aqausixio Female 18-29
    1397 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 8:34 pm
    "I find it really funny that almost every person on the comments for this post are in the 13-17 year age range"
    Though I agree with your argument, I am going to have to say leave age out of this. Your generation has done a fair bit of screwing up too.
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    Drones Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 8:42 pm
    I had an Mp3, when Ipods came out, eventually it wasn`t enough for me(not enough songs, I love music) plus it crapped out on me. Then I did get an Ipod and I love it. I will admit most people are just buying the name. Hell, I fell for it.

    Funny link none the less.

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    Spriggan666 Male 18-29
    242 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 8:45 pm
    "Though I agree with your argument, I am going to have to say leave age out of this. Your generation has done a fair bit of screwing up too."

    I`m an American too, if that helps. Haha

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    derangedingo Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2007 at 8:50 pm
    to spriggan
    i understand the age argument
    thank god i`m not an iSheep like most of the people i know my age
    HOWEVER
    ipods really are pretty cool... i used to despise them, but after getting a nano a few months ago, i hafta say they`re nifty, and can play 3 or 4 different audio types
    the nano is also pretty damned durable
    my large complaints on ipods is that the larger one`s hard drives aren`t super durable and that they`re way too freaking pricy; but that`s apple for ya
    and BTW, the iphone looks damn sweet, but unless they drop the price 250 dollars, i will get mad
    and i wouldn`t mind them handing it over to other phone services as well, i have verizon and the only phone comparable to the iphone is the motorola Q, and it costs 200 bucks with a plan and rebates
    and it doesn`t compare well at all to some of the smart phones cingular hosts
  77. Profile photo of Spriggan666
    Spriggan666 Male 18-29
    242 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 8:55 pm
    and the only reason I mentioned the age thing to begin with was to show that almost everybody commenting on this post calling out how stupid people are for thinking the iPod was going to flop are in the generation that nearly refuse to believe that computers and technology existed before their 9th birthday and just because they have a laptop and play World of Warcraft that means they know everything about technology and...you know what, I`m just going to end this rant because it`s pissing me off and I hate it when little kids think they`re the poo and can`t realize that before iPods, people were actually concerned with real technology. One guy in this old Apple forum stated something like "now Mac, where is my PDA?" ...do you even know what a PDA is? Business people use them, they`re little computers that fit in your pocket, to state it simply. People back then would rather have had a Mac PDA than yet another mp3 player on the market. Learn some history first, freshmen,
  78. Profile photo of Spriggan666
    Spriggan666 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2007 at 8:57 pm
    they do play more than one audio type now? alright, I didn`t know that...but I know the older generations were MP3 only, which I thought...sucked.
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    derangedingo Male 13-17
    810 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 9:02 pm
    amen
    it`s a... hold on
    let me google it
    (just kidding)
    Personal Device Accessory or something
    and of course we know what they are (or maybe it`s just me)
    But, PDAs weren`t just for business, my grandfather had one and he just used it for simple games and whatnot, he still has it too
    little arrogant kids are annoying too
    people have and always are concerned with technology... i don`t get that part
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    lexmex Female 18-29
    458 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 9:05 pm
    haha i loved this
    i bet one of those guys is on iab right now talking about how stupid those people are
    and theyve probably bought one (probably more) since then
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    canaryellow Female 13-17
    422 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 9:14 pm
    Ahh, How dare they. I am in love with iPod and can`t leave home without it. Plus, probably half of them have an iPod now.
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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 9:28 pm
    How many of those do you think actually thought about it and bought one?
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    gonadsonfire Male 13-17
    579 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 10:24 pm
    Correct me if I`m wrong but I believe a PDA is a "Personal Digital Assistant", pretty nifty things too. I fortunately didn`t become an isheep like 90% of ppl my age, I have used a mac at school several times, and I have fiddled with my sisters ipod, and I dont see what`s so great about them.
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    nicholelibra Female 18-29
    663 posts
    January 18, 2007 at 11:59 pm
    I have a 20gig iRiver. It does all of the things that the iPod does, and more (remote control that clips to your shirt when you`re running, leather case, recording feature, etc.). I bought it brand new on Ebay for $170, vs the iPod which usually ended for $350. One of the main reasons why iPod has record sales is because iPods are pieces of poo. What else would be expected if you have to buy so many of them so often? They`re not durable, they bomb soon after their warranty`s up, the battery dies, they freeze, and anything else you can think of.
    Congrats to all those who pay double for a label.
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    MechBFP Male 18-29
    813 posts
    January 19, 2007 at 12:15 am
    And this is exactly why I make fun of retards like that on the internet, they are a bunch of 13 year old idiots who whine and complain none stop when they don`t get what they want. Pathetic and a plauge to the internet. Go vist elderscrolls.com/forums and take a 5 minute look at the massive retards who are just like that.
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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
    1883 posts
    January 19, 2007 at 12:15 am
    "...or are you really aiming to become a glorified consumer gimmicks firm?"

    Pwn`d.

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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
    1883 posts
    January 19, 2007 at 12:27 am
    "I still think iPods are massively overrated and overpriced. I`ve never owned one and doubt I ever will."

    I own a Creative Zen, 5GB storage, only cost me $128. It records voice, plays radio, and (even though it seems rather useless) record radio, NONE of which the iPod do (unless you feel like buying extra accessories). It is fairly small for its size as well.

    By comparison, a 2GB iPod Nano is $149, 4GB is $199.

    Comparisons are a lot closer when you compare the iPods that can play video to the Creative counterparts. Of course, just like the iMac, the iPod only works with certain video files that it supports and is not very widely compatible.

    So why does iPod cost more? Because it is trendy. No real human being uses iTunes, and no real human being would spend so much on a crappy iPhone (or iMac for that matter). Except maybe in the case of the iPhone, you are paying more for less, and in all cases paying too much.

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    Yumiii Female 13-17
    1382 posts
    January 19, 2007 at 1:25 am
    I still think iPods are massively overrated and overpriced. I`ve never owned one and doubt I ever will.

    Yeah! I totally agree. One of my friends got drunk and baked their ipod in the oven and bught a new one. What a waste of money.

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    canaryellow Female 13-17
    422 posts
    January 19, 2007 at 1:49 am
    Maelstrom, what do you mean when you say that no human being actually uses iTunes?
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    eye_spy Female 18-29
    40 posts
    January 19, 2007 at 10:01 am
    Yeah what`s wrong with itunes. It does everything i need. I got an ipod just because i could. I don`t care of other products are cheaper, i wanted Ipod. Maybe you couldn`t afford ipod, that`s sad, but don`t bad mouth the people that can. That`s life.
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    Ya_Mum Male 13-17
    187 posts
    January 19, 2007 at 12:29 pm
    Spriggan666, wat u sed about ppl my age not knowing about technology before their 9th bday is complete bull. I`ve been using computers since i was 5 and before windows was being used by everyone. Yes, i used DOS when i was 5, and those of u who remember DOS would noe how hard it is to work and i was 5 when i was doing it and also playing my star wars games with my joystick :D. but anyways, i have been a techie since a young age and i even remember the first ever ipod which sucked coz it only worked on macs and macs back then sucks too.
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    Ya_Mum Male 13-17
    187 posts
    January 19, 2007 at 12:31 pm
    btw, i noe there are lots of cheaper mp3 players which are just as good, some even better, than the ipod but i own an ipod coz i like it and im susceptible to trendy advertising lol. at least i admit it unlike the rest of u but yea its becoz apple created this really cool image of the ipod and did really well to market it to teens.
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    laurenxhayes Female 13-17
    26 posts
    January 19, 2007 at 1:17 pm
    I Love the way they think iTunes 2 and 5GB MP3 is like a breakthrough!! and...be killed off in a short time... HaHa someone`s wrong about that and i bet 95% of them now own an iPod. But can you imagine us lookin back on like the new iPhone sayings its gonna be crap and it could be a breakthrough too... you never know xx
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    super890 Female 13-17
    116 posts
    January 19, 2007 at 7:30 pm
    $399...sheesh I feel old already...
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    omggilyy Female 13-17
    576 posts
    January 19, 2007 at 10:14 pm
    Heh, well someone was worng
    -_- ?
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    omggilyy Female 13-17
    576 posts
    January 19, 2007 at 10:14 pm
    wrong* lol =D irony??
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    lieunym Female 18-29
    458 posts
    January 19, 2007 at 11:49 pm
    iTunes sucks ass.. there`s something wrong with it. Even if I reinstall my computer, fresh and anew, it CRASHES. drat that.
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    yakkitori Female 13-17
    630 posts
    January 20, 2007 at 4:33 am
    "I`d call it the Cube 2.0 as it wont sell, and be killed off in a short time...and it`s not really functional."

    eating our words now aren`t we?

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    sims2luver Female 13-17
    797 posts
    January 20, 2007 at 2:01 pm
    People thought it would fail. Well, it didn`t.
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    wales4eva Male 13-17
    572 posts
    January 20, 2007 at 6:21 pm
    what a load of tripe!
    gee! an mp3 player with a HD! how original! kinda reminds me of a JUKEBOX i once knew..

    your a retard arn`t you and you have retarded children and they have retarded children.

    i cannot believe how stupid thoes comments were

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    wales4eva Male 13-17
    572 posts
    January 20, 2007 at 6:21 pm
    what a load of tripe!
    gee! an mp3 player with a HD! how original! kinda reminds me of a JUKEBOX i once knew..

    your a retard arn`t you and you have retarded children and they have retarded children.

    i cannot believe how stupid those comments were

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    Jaydeejj Female 70 & Over
    713 posts
    January 20, 2007 at 11:32 pm
    I want to be the first (err or maybe not i didnt go throug hall the pages) to start hating on the Iphone...

    The iphone is crap! No ones gonna buy it! 500 bucks and you only get cingular!? WTF Apple needs to stick to computers and Ipods! This thing will never take off!

    lol...see you in five years!

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    BakaNeko728 Female 18-29
    666 posts
    January 23, 2007 at 11:19 pm
    haha
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    thecite Male 13-17
    554 posts
    March 20, 2008 at 5:10 am
    BAH! Check this one out:

    "nobody special"

    No F-ing Way

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    All that hype for an MP3 player? Break-thru digital device? The Reality Distiortion Field™ is starting to warp Steve`s mind if he thinks for one second that this thing is gonna take off.

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