Ep 39 of 2011
In the ever changing world of technology, only truly great gadgets stand the test of time. Chances are, if you don’t own one of Apple’s iPods, then you know someone who does. Would it surprise you that the ubiquitous device is having it’s 10th birthday this week.
Steve Jobs first introduced it on Oct. 23, 2001, and it went on sale a few weeks later. After a fairly slow start, the iPod eventually became Apple’s main growth driver, helped lead the company’s amazing comeback, and then gave way to the iPhone and iPad.
Today, the iPod business is in decline, while the rest of Apple continues to grow rapidly — especially the iPhone and iPad. It’s easy to say that the right move is to shut down the iPod line and focus on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, but Apple has a big investment in music. Especially as Apple already seems to be winding down the “iPod” brand within iOS, splitting the iPod app into separate “Music” and “Video” apps
Could Apple split the iPod touch into two devices: A "nano" or 'mini" that runs some sort of iOS apps? Or maybe it is time for Apple to re shape their range of iGagets. With the release of the iPhone 5 sooner than later, and lets face it, Apples phone does everything the iPod does and more, maybe times up for the old iPod.
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