>Apple introduced the first-generation iPod (M8541) on October 23, 2001, with the slogan "1,000 songs in your pocket".

>Apple introduced the first-generation iPod (M8541) on October 23, 2001, with the slogan "1,000 songs in your pocket".
>The first iPod had a monochrome LCD (liquid-crystal display) screen and featured a 5 GB hard drive capable of storing 1,000 songs encoded using MP3 and was priced at US$399.
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  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    yeah, flash memory mp3 players were based. before that you basically had to buy literally HDDs with audio jacks in them and they would fricking skip worse than cd players if you tried to take them for a bike ride or a jog.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      they didn't skip worse than CDs, but they did skip sometimes

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      the average home computer in 2000 had a 10gb hard drive. 5gb for a music player was absurd.

      the ipod was hdd based you moronic animal

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        sorry was thinking of the mini.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          and by mini i mean ipodnano. gomenasorry zoomer-chan, i am a 90 year old boomer with goyslop induced althighmers.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            People who type like this, even ironically, need to be drug out onto the street and shot.
            >drags you out onto the street and shoots you

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            who are you quoting?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            (Me) during the action of killing (You)

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >quotes xherself
            uhh, meds

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            *kills you*
            I accept your concession and your corpse.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            just don't do anything weird with my corpse

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            too late, already sold it to Dr. Goldstein for "non-binary research"

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            he got scammed because you only killed my digital body which is made of 0s and 1s

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >you died in the game
            That means you died in real life too, ya eejit

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            someone please come let my real body know then because I'm still strong and beautiful

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            We'll be sure to bury you with a tombstone marked with your birth name and an engraved epitaph that reads "his penis never worked"

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            you didn't have to do me like that
            my penis is perfectly fine, it's my autism that's the problem

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          and by mini i mean ipodnano. gomenasorry zoomer-chan, i am a 90 year old boomer with goyslop induced althighmers.

          the mini was a thing though, it got replaced by the nano later

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    oh but they had anti-skip CD player that would buffer like 30s ahead

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You can't just plug values into an inflation calculator. It doesn't work like that.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It works for nintendos tbf.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >$700+ for a music player?
    $399 is still $399—nobody thinks about product costs relative to the current price of gold. Retail jobs for teenagers pay the same now as they did 20 years ago, so spending $400 on a music player wasn't any more unthinkable then than it is now, except now a house costs 3x as much.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      see

      It works for nintendos tbf.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        What's your point, that iPods have actually gotten cheaper when considering inflation? I get that, I was just saying we had more money to spend back then without knowing how good we had it.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I’m saying the early iPods were obscenely expensive compared to modern DAPs or even the later generations of iPods. I’m just surprised they were as popular as they were at the time given how expensive they were initially. It’s especially surprising when I remember how many people complained about how expensive the original iPhone was on launch. I bring up Nintendo because their prices have been relatively inflation independent no matter how far back you go. You can get a switch lite now for roughly the same amount of money you could’ve gotten the gameboy color or advance. The NES launched at a price that’s about the same as what a new OLED switch goes for today.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            I think what you have to understand is what the iPod was competing with at the time.
            Most of the competition was Discmans and Minidisc players that cost around $100. $399 to have your entire music collection in your pocket is competitive in that market.
            Comparing inflationary prices to PMPs in this market doesn't make sense.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You've no idea how good the iPod was when it first came out. Before that, the best you'd have is a Walkman.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    zoomer thread

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