Linked by Yoni on Fri 18th Jan 2013 21:56 UTC
Apple "Never mind the fact that the iPod turned the entire music industry on its head. Never mind the fact that most successful notebooks today resemble designs first popularized by Apple. Never mind the fact that the blueprint of the modern day smartphone remains the original iPhone. Never mind the fact that competitors are scrambling wildly to copy the success and design of the iPad. Forget all of these things, because when it comes to Apple, the 'what have you done for me lately?' mentality reigns supreme."
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RE[2]: my 2 cents
by zima on Thu 24th Jan 2013 17:35 UTC in reply to "RE: my 2 cents"
zima
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iPod didn't really took off for the first few years, in its original form which you mostly describe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ipod_sales_per_quarter.svg - until 2005, it was a minuscule player (pun intended); and afterwards, it made an impact mostly just in a few atypical, affluent, and visible markets.

By 2005, most of the world was already starting to leapfrog dedicated portable audio players, going for mobile phones (in 2007 or so I read a report about how ~20% of European mobile subscribers uses their phones for music consumption - that alone already means more people than all iPods ever made)

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