Published on September 21st, 2014 | by drkkr10
One thing that remains constant in this universe is change. We all at some point of time, loose something which would have been part of our every day life.
Long time ago Sony revolutionised by making music handy and mobile. Yes, Sony created a storm by launching a portable music player named Walkman. This was a rage in the 80’s and early 1990 and MP3 players started to emerge. Never SONY did imagine they will have a competitor from a computer manufacturing company named Apple.
Apple launched a Tsunami called iPOD. iPod got first released on October 12, 2001….!! That evening Steve Jobs said, “ “you can fit your whole music library in your pocket. Never before possible.”
Apple revolutionised the way we buy music, store music, listen to music and of course share music. Apple made us to buy music again and it also created its own iTune store.The sales of iPOD as on September 2012, Apple reported that total number of iPod’s sold worldwide was 350 million.…..!!!
In all my lectures in the last few years i used to ask my audience, is iPOD relevant any more…!! Music is now turned out to be passé. It is in every gadget – iPhone, iPad and from this January 2015 Apple watch.
But now, the iPod is a relic of the past, and everything has changed. The notion of a music collection has been obliterated by the fact that we can stream nearly any song ever recorded and released, for free, instantly. The quiet demise of Apple’s iPod Classic.
Spotify and its ilk have fundamentally changed the way we interact with music again. But the iPod always brings me both those moments and memories of life through the music which i have preserved may be from 2001 can never get replaced by spottily or an iPhone or an iPad or an apple watch.
Now iPod will be missed like those cute little things that we tend to loose with time, growth, technology. But few things in life leave a lasting impression,for me for sure iPod was reflecting my personality with the kind of music i listen to will be missed for ever.
Two thoughts :
Why do you think iPod turned out to be such a great hit ?
Why didn’t sony come out with iPod ? Share your thoughts and views.