Happy Birthday iPod

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Happy Birthday iPod

Six years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced a white, hard drive-based MP3 player that changed the music world. The iPod with it's Firewire interface and ease of use, became a huge hit with Mac users and eventually took a commanding lead in the portable audio device field.

 

The original iPod's capacity of only 1000 songs in your pocket seems laughable, even quaint by today's iPod standards.

 

Relive Steve's introduction of the popular music device and treat your own iPod to a fun day. Maybe take it to the zoo or out to a nice dinner. You only turn six once.

 

 

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Anonymous

So, in 6 years, we go from the original iPod holding 5 GB of music, to the new iPod touch, holding only 8 and 16 GB...and Apple wonders why the touch isn't selling well. If the iPod classic can now hold 160 GB, why is the touch limited to amounts we saw years ago? I'm waiting to buy an iPod touch until it actually has more storage space than my current 60 GB iPod.

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Ben

I do not agree with whoever was smacking on the iPod Touch.

I actually don't like the older iPods. I would rather pay more for a device that has a good interface and awesome new features, besides I don't even have 16 GB of media on my computer. To add to that, I absolutely HATE the interface of the older iPods. All of the elderly iPods just flat out SUCK, except for the Shuffle whose interface is to not have a interface.

Regardless of if you like the iPod Touch or not, you're eventually going to have to jump ship as this is clearly the future. I'm sure that, judging by the rate of increments in flash storage tech, your next iPod won't or will barely have over 60 GBs of space like your current 4G or 5G iPod, given the the probable state of your HD inside the thing.

By the way, since when do you need to have every last bit of media you own with you when you step away from your computer?

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Anonymous

Do you know anything about technology? The hard drive storage you are talking about comes in two totally different formats. the 160gb Classic uses a spinning drive, while the 8 and 16gb touch uses a Solid Statde Drive. Way faster, way more durable, and conserves a lot of power. How come we're driving hybrids? I mean, weren't we able to drive cars that accelerated way faster 60 years ago?

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Anonymous

According to an article on Slashdot.org Samsung has developed a chip that can can hold 80 DVDs that would certainly hold a s__t load of songs in a small device.

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Anonymous

It's funny to see everyone so stoic as he describes the iPod. As if he's speaking some other language.

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Roberto Baldwin

It's like the crowd from a time-share presentation.

 

Wake up people!

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