Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). iPod: the most succesful/influential product ever? - iPod + iTunes + AppleTV Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In iPod: the most succesful/influential product ever? murk Posted: January 11, 2006 7:35AM in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014 With the whole economy of products surrounding it, is there any other single product that has been this powerful? Car makers are adding support. Levi is designing jeans around it. Where else can this all go? Comments Reply 1 of 8 jeffdm Posts: 12,949member January 11, 2006 10:28AM Quote:Originally posted by murk With the whole economy of products surrounding it, is there any other single product that has been this powerful? Car makers are adding support. Levi is designing jeans around it. Where else can this all go? I heard there is also a sex toy that plugs into it too.I won't say it is the most influential product, though 41M worldwide is impressive. I would think there has to be something else that sold better, maybe the PS1. Reply 2 of 8 /\ldie Posts: 70member January 11, 2006 11:51AM One thing is for sure.. sales are going crazy..If the slope continues upward this year, they will sell over 100.000.000 ipods this year. Its definately possible if you look at the growth rate year over year.. Sales are multiplied by a factor of about 6x every year... 1.25 million > 8 million > 32 million > 180 million in 2006?? Reply 3 of 8 gregmightdothat Posts: 1,709member January 11, 2006 1:26PM I think the most influential product might be something more like the Model T. Or the original Macintosh. Or the printing press Ubiquity doesn't equal influence. Reply 4 of 8 _ alliance _ Posts: 2,070member January 11, 2006 3:37PM you guys are forgetting the Segway. Reply 5 of 8 cosmonut Posts: 4,872member January 11, 2006 4:19PM You guys are forgetting the wheel, the electric light, and gosh, even the microprocessor chip. Reply 6 of 8 gene clean Posts: 3,481member January 11, 2006 4:58PM Heck, even if we're just talking about music products, iPod is beat by Walkman. Once you own the word on the consumers mind, as Sony did with Walkman, then you're king of the hill.Apple is close, but not there yet. Reply 7 of 8 telomar Posts: 1,804member January 11, 2006 5:44PM I think iPod is pretty synonymous with digital music. About as well connected as Walkman and portable music was.It has to be among one of the more annoying items for retailers though. How many freaking accessories do they get to stock? Reply 8 of 8 sdw2001 Posts: 17,421member January 16, 2006 8:38PM Quote:Originally posted by Gene Clean Heck, even if we're just talking about music products, iPod is beat by Walkman. Once you own the word on the consumers mind, as Sony did with Walkman, then you're king of the hill.Apple is close, but not there yet. They're pretty damn close. When I went to the mall to buy my iPod at the KOP Apple Store, I heard a couple behind me saying "let's go to the iPod store". "Podcasts" are becoming big too. Almost everyone knows what an iPod is, and few of them want a knockoff. I don't think we've seen anything yet. I don't know about 100M but maybe 50M next year. Sign In or Register to comment.