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“iPod Envy: Dealing With The idea That You Can’t Have It All”

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Thursday, May 8, 2003
News Categories: iPod

Gregory Ng of AppleMatters writes about new iPod envy and how he has “pledge[d] sole allegiance to the original, my Old Skool iPod.”

“So, instead of feeling sorry for myself, I am going to embrace my iPod, the one that started it all for me: my Old Skool iPod. Yes, my iPod that stood by me through 7 hard months of commuting will continue to be by my side. Instead of seeing a clunkier, uglier iPod, I will see a powerful handheld that warms my hand with every spin of the hard drive.”

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1

While some people may feel like iPodlounger, a lot of us feel differently.  A suggestion for those of you who feel ripped off and forgotten-Let Apple know that you want the new features for the “classic” iPods by writing a review of the iPods both old and new on Amazon.com and similar websites.  If you feel like I do, one could argue poor customer service in the review.  Maybe this will get Apple’s attention.

Posted by Poor Customer Service on May 9, 2003 at 1:20 PM (PDT)

2

I like the 2nd generation ipod way better than the 3rd generation. I want the version 2 firmaware and less weight but those are my only complaints. The old ipods look cooler have a better button arangement and cost $200 at best buy. Once again the new ipods are very ugly (who wants that)?

Posted by butters on May 11, 2003 at 4:31 PM (PDT)

3

the other day I was checking out the new ipods and I asked the Apple sales rep. “why doesn’t Apple make a firmware update for the “old” ipods, one simular to the firmware used in the new ipods.” his answer “because apple wants you to buy a new one.” Apple is a lame company, they show no loyalty to their customers, they never have.

Posted by bunnycake in san francisco on May 14, 2003 at 1:49 PM (PDT)

4

sign the petition:

http://www.petitiononline.com/ipoduser/petition.html

Posted by anarcation on May 17, 2003 at 8:20 AM (PDT)

5

I Did. It has what, 2200 signatures so far? So about 1% of all iPod customers so far I believe have signed it. Pretty good for an online petition.

Posted by Silvan on May 21, 2003 at 3:30 PM (PDT)

6

I must admit, future technology is expensive.  But my Powerbook that I bought in ‘96 USED is still working (although replaced by an iBook), so I can hold out on a new iPod.  Besides, it was foolish to use a smaller battery, without it being radioactive.  I would like to see legs on the little bugger, though, he looks so helpless. 

Posted by twdldee on July 3, 2003 at 11:05 PM (PDT)

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In my opinion, Apple, indirectly, is very loyal to its customers.  Above all else, Apple is an “innovation” company (if you don’t believe me, just read some biographies on Steve Jobs… for him creating advanced technology is almost a “spiritual revolution”).  So, what is the one idea that runs counter to innovation?  Refusing to give up old ideas.  Many other technology companies are less creative than Apple and because of that have to hold on to older technologies to make their customers happy.  So for that, I applaud Apple for constantly trying to push the envelope. The reason I said that Apple is indirectly loyal is again due to its innovation and quality. Apple’s products can resell for more than other companies.  For instance, a nice, working, G3 Wallstreet powerbook can still fetch a relatively decent price on ebay.  Compare that to how much a IBM machine with a pentium 2 running Windows 98 will go for.  Since selling off older products is easier with Apple’s stuff I think Apple in part wants to get people to upgrade so it can continue to innovate and create better technology.  For those who don’t want to upgrade, it’s not as if the older hardware is unusable.  As Twdldee mentions, his used 96 Powerbook is still working… and I’m betting still is good for most if not all of his computing tasks. 

Posted by Dave on August 7, 2003 at 7:53 AM (PDT)

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I would be happy if Apple got rid of the damn gap between tracks. I don’t need more games or on-the-go playlists or whatever, but I need songs to flow seamlessly into each other without that stutter.

Posted by Durf on August 18, 2003 at 10:30 PM (PDT)

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