iPod: What a difference six years makes

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014








Now if cars followed the same level of advancement, a 2001 Carolla would get 800 miles/gallon and cost a third less. Here's to that monochrome screen that started it all!

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  • Reply 1 of 16
    It really is kind of amazing.



    Any other gadgets change so much is such a short period of time?
  • Reply 2 of 16
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bergermeister View Post


    It really is kind of amazing.



    Any other gadgets change so much is such a short period of time?



    Strawberry shortcake was originally introduced without whipped cream, but soon evolved to include the aerated dairy topping.



    (And yes, in many parts of the world, strawberry shortcake is considered a gadget).
  • Reply 3 of 16
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Duddits View Post


    Strawberry shortcake was originally introduced without whipped cream, but soon evolved to include the aerated dairy topping.



    (And yes, in many parts of the world, strawberry shortcake is considered a gadget).





  • Reply 4 of 16
    aquaticaquatic Posts: 5,602member
    That's my iPod, at the top. Still works great. Does the new one have a mic that can record audio? Recording off FM radio would be nice too, but with the RIAA/iTMS that's obviously never going to happen, even just a radio. I'll probably get an iPhone in a year instead of ever getting a new iPod. The iPhone can record audio I'd assume?
  • Reply 5 of 16
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,230moderator
    They still hold roughly the same number of songs though.
  • Reply 6 of 16
    yamayama Posts: 427member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bergermeister View Post


    It really is kind of amazing.



    Any other gadgets change so much is such a short period of time?





    Sure:















    And that's just for the current generation of consoles. There are other transitions that look even more radical.
  • Reply 7 of 16










    the first one is a kyocera 2135 from 2002.













  • Reply 8 of 16
    sandausandau Posts: 1,230member
    go just a step back to january 2001, and this is the only Audio program for OS X (public beta)



    Audion



    http://web.archive.org/web/200011200...ion/index.html







    Compare that to iTunes.





    yeah, i know you were talking hardware, but ...we've come a long way in 6 years.
  • Reply 9 of 16
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sandau View Post


    go just a step back to january 2001, and this is the only Audio program for OS X (public beta)



    Audion



    http://web.archive.org/web/200011200...ion/index.html







    Compare that to iTunes.





    yeah, i know you were talking hardware, but ...we've come a long way in 6 years.



    Remember though that there was an iTunes for 9.x.
  • Reply 10 of 16
    sandausandau Posts: 1,230member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by icfireball View Post


    Remember though that there was an iTunes for 9.x.



    yes, iTunes 1.0 was out on january 9, 2001, for 9.x only.



    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2001/jan/09itunes.html



    Audion was the only 'OS X' audio player. ick!
  • Reply 11 of 16
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Aquatic View Post


    ... The iPhone can record audio I'd assume?



    um... no.
  • Reply 12 of 16
    sandausandau Posts: 1,230member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by KingOfSomewhereHot View Post


    um... no.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Aquatic View Post


    The iPhone can record audio I'd assume?



    not natively but with the silliest easiest hack i've ever seen, mine now does voice memos, along with blackjack, and lots of little apps. thanks to null river's installer.
  • Reply 13 of 16
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,949member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by yama View Post


    Sure:





    About ten years, 1996 to 2006



    Quote:





    That spans 12 years, 1994 to 2006.



    Quote:





    My opinion, that's just going from ugly to ugly.



    Quote:

    And that's just for the current generation of consoles. There are other transitions that look even more radical.



    Not in the same time span though, is it?



    Anyway, that said, the original example, I'm not sure if comparing iPod with iPod Touch makes that much sense, iPod to iPod Classic is the direct lineage.
  • Reply 14 of 16
    yamayama Posts: 427member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post


    Not in the same time span though, is it?



    True, I decided to add the N64 and PS1 just for fun. However, the space between each generation is ~5 years, so it's still relevant.
  • Reply 15 of 16
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by yama View Post


    True, I decided to add the N64 and PS1 just for fun. However, the space between each generation is ~5 years, so it's still relevant.



    PS2 and xBox are very similar to PS3 and xBox 360 in almost all regards except graphics and networking. Not really anything mind blowing here.
  • Reply 16 of 16
    at this pace, in 6 years ipods will support USB 4.0, have bluetooth, be thinner than a human hair and send images, video and sound directly to our eyeballs+ears+brain. spooky.
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