iPod Announcement Five Years Ago

Every now and then when new products are announced, I like to take a moment and go back to read the Mac Rumors forum thread from when the iPod was first announced.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=500

It only gets better the further you go. Arguments one after the next explaining why the iPod will be a collosal failure and clearly spells doom for Apple.

It’s just a cheerful reminder to be a bit more humble in making predictions and assertions, and one i will try to keep in mind more often (although, in the spirit of the above, I offer no guarantee).

62 thoughts on “iPod Announcement Five Years Ago

  1. Appreciating the commitment you put into your website and detailed information you offer. It’s nice to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same old rehashed information. Fantastic read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  2. Thanks to the Dictionary of Numbers I now know that the first iPod costs roughly as much as a suit. Thank you.

  3. The history of the iPhone line of phones begins with Steve Jobs’ direction that Apple Inc. engineers investigate touchscreens and a tablet computer, which later came to fruition with the iPad. Also, many have noted the device’s similarities to Apple’s previous touch-screen portable device, the Newton MessagePad. Like the Newton, the iPhone is nearly all screen. Its form factor is credited to Apple’s head of design, Jonathan Ive

  4. The history of the iPhone line of phones begins with Steve Jobs’ direction that Apple Inc. engineers investigate touchscreens and a tablet computer, which later came to fruition with the iPad. Also, many have noted the device’s similarities to Apple’s previous touch-screen portable device, the Newton MessagePad. Like the Newton, the iPhone is nearly all screen. Its form factor is credited to Apple’s head of design, Jonathan Ive

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>