Apple iPod story
Wow, I can't believe the
Apple iPod has been around since 2001. I first owned an iPod
in 2002, started this website in 2005, owned an iPhone in
2008 and an iPad by 2010. By 2010, I also had 5 different
generation of iPods and had gone through 3 iPod speakers/dock.
Let me see; in 2002 I owned
my first iPod, which was then the classic white iPod. At
that time, not many people were into Apples and iPods and
one of the first iPod owner in town. I had been an Apple
fan and user since 1997 and when the first iPod
I simply had to buy one.
Many people did not recognise
the iPod on the streets then. Some who do, dismissed it as
an expensive toy, some rave about the Creative Zune (which
while others simply see no value in an iPod. The classic
iPod at that time was heavy, bulkier, displayed only black
and white and did not go beyond just playing music compared
to today's models.
I was one of the first
to carry an Ipod around town. It was fun to carry my music
with me whereever I go and I enjoyed spotting earphones
in the subway to see if they were fellow iPod users. In those
days, it was rare to spot the distinctive white and gray
iPod headphones and we tend to give each other a recognitive
wink when we spot a fellow iPod user.
Today, in 2011, it is drastically
different. You see iPods in all shapes and color everywhere.
Look at the subway crowd and you'll see an iPod, iPhone or
an iPad user everywhere. Everyone seems to be a i-something user.
No longer are iPod white and gray headphones distinctive
as everyone has latched on to all sorts of headphones; including
expensive in-ear, noise-cancelling headphones!
Oh, how I missed those
days when I had fun spotting fellow iPod users. How I had
fun giving advice to iPod newbies who latched on to the iPod
and came to me for advice because I had been a veteran user.
How I had fun starting this website to provide and share
iPod information and technical advice. How I was inundated
with advice on what good iPod accessories to buy and I begun
to sell some accessories through this website.
Those pioneering days are
gone. You'll see iPod websites at a click a dozen today.
There are multitudes of online stores selling from everything
iPod to accessories everywhere. Everyone is an iPod or iPhone
today and my advice is no longer needed.
I look back at those good
old days with great nostalgia. To be honest, I haven't even
been updating this website lately but refused to let it die
because I missed those days. Once in a while, I get a reader,
who writes in and share those nostalgic days and it makes
So, when will I update
this website next?
Er.... how about when I
buy my next iPhone5 and iPad2. So, don't go away; I know
it will not be for long before I buy one of these!
Talk to you soon!
.-- Katherine Xie
Hey: Between Year
2011 and 2013, I have purchased yet more Apple products.
Let me see, there's a MacBook, an iPad 2 and an Apple TV.
Watch out for my new reviews soon!
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