So with the iPhone 5’s announcement day soon to take place on October 4th, I decided to make a little tribute to Apple’s first foray into their iPod product line. Before the iPod, it’s safe to say that Apple was mainly known to designers who fawned over mac computers. Once the iPod was launched, Apple revolutionized the music industry. Apple’s only real competitor at the time was Microsoft’s media brand, Zune. Now I’m sure some of you went, “Oh yeah~~ Zune.” Right? And like Zune, most companies did not rise enough to compete with Apple’s iPod and Nano.
I remember fighting so hard not to buy an iPod when everyone else was grabbing them up. They were expensive and I was pretty darn content with my Sony Walkman. I had so many CD’s and I did not want to rip them all onto my computer. So I stuck up my nose at all the iPod users thinking they were just grabbing at the latest trend. And then the dancing sillouhettes kept dancing. I started to think, “Hey! They are having so much fun. I want my hair to whip around while listening to music.” I looked down at my scratched up, heavy, AA battery guzziling walkman… and chucked it. As a struggling college student working part-time at a coffee shop, I starved myself for about a month and used the money to buy the 2005 iPod. That died on me 1 year later. It literally gave me this look on the screen: X_X.
Anyways, there’s my little history with Apple’s iPod.
Just a disclaimer about the timieline. I did not include all the generations of the device, because some of them were “fillers” before substantial changes were made. Also I did not include nanos or shuffles, because well.. they’re nanos and shuffles.
It seems like the consensus is that the iPhone 5 will be slimmer and with rounded edges.
How do you feel about that?
Did you like the rounded edges of the iPhone 3GS?
Do you like the structured look of the iPhone 4?
– Sue C.