The Original iPod Was Released 14 Years Ago & No One Wanted it

Fourteen years ago, Steve Jobs introduced us to the iPod, which he described as being “revolutionary.” Looking back, he was so clearly right about this statement. Without the iPod, would we have iPhones or iPads? I’m going to have to say probably not. Obviously, iTunes and Apple Music would have never came into play (no pun intended), but what about Spotify, Pandora, and all of our other ways to stream music?
The iPod truly was revolutionary, but back into 2001, no one agreed…at all. Thanks to a Redditor, a thread from the iPod release has been discovered that shows a lot of unhappy people who found the iPod to be so incredibly useless.
Wow, were we all dumb.

Great just what the world needs, another freaking MP3 player. Go Steve! Where’s the Newton?!


I still can’t believe this! All this hype for something so ridiculous! Who cares about an MP3 player? I want something new! I want them to think differently!
Why oh why would they do this?! It’s so wrong! It’s so stupid!


Steve Jobs: “Isn’t this cool? It’s never been this fast or this easy before.”
Me: Uhh, no!


I have a cd walkman and a burner already, and besides that now that I don’t have a dotcom job anymore I need that $400 to pay car payments and rent.
Steve, bring down the price or add video to it and I’ll eat TopRamen for a month to afford one.


sorry apple, yer cool styling and faster transfer rate only count for so much
btw… for $100 bucks more you can buy an imac. Better bring that price down or you wont sell any of these babies


Without a future. This Christmas you will see mp3 players be commoditized. Meaning that the players from Korea will be way less expensive tha iPod. The real money is in DRM and distribution (ala Real Musicnet). If Apple were smart they would be focusing on high gross revenue from services rather than a playback device.


For $300 I can get an in-dash MP3 player for my car, which is where I spend most of my travel time. For walking, etc., a Rio is fine. At home, it’s right off the MAC or my stereo.


This iPod is for spoil rich kids with insane parents or an Apple fan as fannatic as a Taliban. It has good features but forget about getting it for $399!!!! Never, who gets that thing is a very stupid person.


I have no use for an Mp3 player.
My house has a CD player.
My car has a CD player.
My Mac has a CD player


I don’t use headphones.
The iPod requires me to change my lifestyle to meet it’s needs…


Won’t last. Another Cube.


Stupid name. Who to blame?
Come on folks-no more jokes…


now all we need now is someone to hack the iPod so we can use it like a pda… now that’s thinking differently…

Um…we take it back. Thanks, Steve!

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