Tuesday, April 10th 2007

100 Million iPods Sold

CUPERTINO, California—April 9, 2007—Apple® today announced that the 100 millionth iPod® has been sold, making the iPod the fastest selling music player in history. The first iPod was sold five and a half years ago, in November 2001, and since then Apple has introduced more than 10 new iPod models, including five generations of iPod, two generations of iPod mini, two generations of iPod nano and two generations of iPod shuffle. Along with iTunes® and the iTunes online music store, the iPod has transformed how tens of millions of music lovers acquire, manage and listen to their music.

The iPod has also sparked an unprecedented ecosystem of over 4,000 accessories made specifically for the iPod that range from fashionable cases to speaker systems, and more than 70 percent of 2007-model US automobiles currently offer iPod connectivity.Comment: although I tend to post the entire press release for most stories, the rest of this article was mostly pointless so this is only a couple of paragraphs.Source: Apple
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19 Comments on 100 Million iPods Sold

#2
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
I bought a Sony Mini-Disc player instead of an I-pod.

But

This news doesn't surprise me with all the gadgets out for I-pod.
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#3
Zalmann
The iPod is the current generations "walkman". I remember when sony walkman was the gadget to have. Now iPod's and iPhone's are the current rage. I must say, I've been tempted to buy one on many occasions, just the initial purchase cost is what puts me off, can't justify $450AU in getting a 60GB iPod.

These days, even Sony is trying to cash in on the iPod craze, buy making an iPod cradle.
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#4
pt
not a suicide-bomber
i would rather buy a creative mp3 rather than a ipot
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#5
Chewy
I had bad experience with creative (thier small one), thing droped about a foot at most onto the bus seat and broke first days I had it. I almost gave thier bigger 5gb model a try, but opted for the ipod after that experence. Ipods are tuff, just a little software issues at times nothing major, just have to reset it.

Zalman you should look into the 30gig one its all you need :) unless you want to have LOTS n LOTS! of discographys.
There dropping in price a bit here in Canada, make sure to get a good silicone case if you do by one, dont use that plastic sticker protective SHIT!
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#6
Zalmann
Yeah, i've been thinking about it. A friend of mine just bought a 60GB video iPod, and has it running in his BMW, quite a nice setup, mutes automatically when he has a call on his cellphone.
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#7
LiNKiN
Staff
I wish I could just win a free one. Those sites always seem to be fake. :shadedshu
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#8
Zalmann
by: Chewy
Zalman you should look into the 30gig one its all you need :) unless you want to have LOTS n LOTS! of discographys
Yeah, my collection currently fills one entire 320GB HDD! ;)
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#9
Zalmann
Yes, I think I've got Goo goo dolls somewhere in there. I've got everything from classical music, to the very latest trance and everything else in between.
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#10
Gian-Pa
Creative Mp3 players rocks! (soon a 30Gb flash based player) :roll:
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#11
Chewy
Yeah thier higher end ones dont seem bad at all.

I was just displeased with the Muvo? I had bought for over $200 that broke so easily. turned me away from buying another creative mp3 if they can make such a POS like the one I had and charge a premium. (it was more expensive than others at the time).
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#12
Zalmann
Well, IMO, the iPod is the best thing that apple has ever produced.
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#13
Casheti
by: Chewy
I had bad experience with creative (thier small one), thing droped about a foot at most onto the bus seat and broke first days I had it.
Wow...what a pos.
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#14
anticlutch
iPod = fail.

I've had one (3rd gen 15gb) and it sucked pretty badly... iTunes sucked, the battery life sucked, and I hated how it kept locking up on me. I'll NEVER buy another iPod in my life as long as much better companies like iAudio (Cowon) and iRiver are around.
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#16
anticlutch
Keep in mind that "iPod" wasn't the first product to use the "i". I think it was iRiver that used it first, but I'm sure that there were a couple of companies before Apple that used it.
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#17
Jimmy 2004
My iPod nano (first gen) has been fine for over a year now. I got it for Christmas in 2005 and I've had almost no problems with the player itself. It's crashed twice at the most, battery life is ok, not great, it looks nice and has been dropped about and knocked all over, but the screen is still fine (admittedly that has a screenguard), it works perfectly and the scratch marks on the metal don't bother me all all. Plus it's small and simple.

The problem I have is with iTunes - the software has some nice features, but syncing your iPod can be chaos when they release updates sometimes. I think on two occasions updates have meant that iTunes no longer detects my iPod despite it being shown in Windows, and the new version can be slow to load.
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#18
lordlatte
I got the iaudio x5 (that cowan brand anticlutch cites) back when it came out, and it still works just fine around two years later. My biggest pet peeve, and reason for not buying an ipod, was having to convert all my music and sync with itunes. Not only that, cowon offers a much larger feature set, which I guess most people don't want/need anyway, but was a huge selling point for me.
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#19
anticlutch
by: lordlatte
I got the iaudio x5 (that cowan brand anticlutch cites) back when it came out, and it still works just fine around two years later. My biggest pet peeve, and reason for not buying an ipod, was having to convert all my music and sync with itunes. Not only that, cowon offers a much larger feature set, which I guess most people don't want/need anyway, but was a huge selling point for me.
Heh, another Cowon user :D

I love my X5 and T2 because they both boast great battery life and have the option to customize your own equalizer. I really hope that Cowon will update their product line up though... all of their new products seem to be either necklace-type mp3 players or PMP players :|
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