Bought one for my husband for his birthday, I wasn't keen but am totally coverted to it .Not a DJ but have loaded almost 3000 (9.58 GB) songs so far and climbing, so a 256MB wouldn't be big enough(!) He now wants to buy me one and I'm waiting for the photo one. Easy to load CDS don't know about vinyl (it's all in the loft warping!!) Found a new love for music through it, and great to access all albums not just the ones at the front of the cupboard!
and I don't want one either. If there's a product that is defined as "The in thing, or this years must have style statement" I can guarantee not to want anything to do with it. I make my own choice, I don't need other people to tell me what to own/wear/drive. Follow your own path don't just follow the flock.
Well, fair enough, but we're talking about a pretty big flock here, and there's a lot more to an iPod than simply being this year's 'must have' style statement.
Make no mistake about it, the iPod has been a phenomenal success by any standards, and sales continue to soar.In the three months which ended on 25th September 2004 the company sold over two million iPods - that's five times the sales for the same period last year, and far more than anyone had predicted. Apple's profit for the full financial year was four times what it was the previous year, and a good deal of that is attributable to iPod sales.
There's fierce competition in the market now, notably from Creative, who have produced the Zen mentioned by Gaz 25, but you can rest assured that Apple's designers aren't sleeping on the job. There'll almost certainly be another iPod version, and my money's on a larger, full colour screen device that displays images as well as playing sound files.
If the flock was in the habit of buying the best, not the trendiest I might care, but as things go, I'll carry on reading the reviews and making my own mind up. It's a free-ish country and we can make our own choice, mine is to be contrary and on occasion just plain cussed.
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