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Apple: More than just Macs, developed iPod in 6 months

“STROLL the corridors and the atriums on Apple Computer’s corporate campus these days and you will notice that something is missing. Gone are the posters and graphics accenting the company’s sleek personal computers. In their place, in the main lobby, is a striking, three-story-high billboard celebrating Steven P. Jobs’s brand-new billion-dollar consumer electronics business - the iPod digital MP3 music player. [...]

Apple says it developed the iPod in just six months, faster than any major product in the company’s history. The hand-held device, which contains more computing power than an early Macintosh, was put together starting in 2001 by hardware designers led by Tony Fadell, a young engineer who had worked at the Apple spinoff General Magic, at Philips Electronics and briefly at RealNetworks, led by Rob Glaser, who has developed the Rhapsody music service.”

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Comments

1

Now imagine if they spend another 6 months on things other then style?

Posted by Adam on April 25, 2004 at 9:40 PM (PDT)

2

you sound so bitter… I wonder why![/sarcasm]

Posted by noogabooga on April 25, 2004 at 11:04 PM (PDT)

3

The quote that opens the NYT’s article suggesting that the single iPod banner has replaced multiple Mac product banners says it all.

I’ve got an iPod, I like it (in fact I have a mini on order for my GF).  But as a near 20-year customer of Apple’s, I would like the same excitement Apple’s bringing to the iPod/ITMS to be brought back to their CPU products.

It’s been too long since they introduced a product I felt that “I must have now!”

Posted by matthewwanderer.com on April 26, 2004 at 6:14 AM (PDT)

4

“Mr. Jobs has long been an arbiter of what is cool in technology, much like a real-world version of a trend-spotting character from “Pattern Recognition,” one of the cyberpunk novels by William Gibson.”

*gak*
*vomit*

This is zero-content, hipster-wannabe Wired-magazine technobabble writing at its worst. Anyone that tries to link CEOs with fictional “cyberpunk” characters is just desperate to fill column inches with drivel.

Posted by Neuromancer on April 26, 2004 at 9:35 AM (PDT)

5

hmm almost ironic that the lead designer guy worked at realnetworks considering all the recent ipod/real press going around…

Posted by Indy on April 26, 2004 at 1:30 PM (PDT)

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