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Did the iPod Get You Into Apple?

It's hard to believe that the product that put Apple back on the map just a few years ago, the iPod, only accounted for 14 percent of Apple's sales revenue this year. Of course, Apple is doing great, thanks to strong sales of the iPhone and computers, it's no longer just dependent on the growth of the iPod.

No doubt Apple's success today is indebted to the iPod, which after its seventh birthday just may still be my favorite Apple product. I definitely have to say that the iPod got me back into Apple, after dabbling in PCs for years, and I know many people whose love for Apple started with an introduction by the iPod. What about you?


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CityStyleLife CityStyleLife 8 years
I've been apple back when they just called themselves Macintosh and nothing more lol with the little colored apple circa 1994 lol....
hovishops hovishops 8 years
More like my re-introduction to Apple. I used Apples through high school. My first year in college (1997) I had an Apple computer and people made fun of it all the time. Apple was old technology and PCs were the newer, cooler thing at the time. My, how Apple has changed.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i was an apple fan from the wayyyyyyy beginning of time. i 've always loved apple/mac
eLdanae eLdanae 8 years
I got an iPod a few months before I got my first mac, a blue iBook, and I wasn't all that impressed with it. I was a dancer, and music has always been my thing, so having something that could hold all my CD's at once, and I could dance around with it attached to my body was cool, but it didn't blow my mind. BUT, once I started using the iBook I was hooked. I convinced Dad to get a mini, then I upgraded to a white MacBook, and I'm currently lusting over the new MacBook Pro's (I want that Graphics Card!). If I couldn't use a Mac, I wouldn't use anything at all. Seriously. PCs are ridiculously slow, and annoying.
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 8 years
I was a PC until I started working at an ad agency, who uses Macs. Now I love Macs and will probably never go back to a PC :)
popcorn19 popcorn19 8 years
I'm an apple girl. Forever. PCs are illogical and just confuse me.
nikki_ nikki_ 8 years
Oh, and now at home, we have two iMacs, two MacBooks, one MacBook Pro, one MacBook Air, a fourth generation iPod Nano, a first generation iPod Classic(160), a first generation iPod and an Apple TV nano shared between me and my parents... haha.. apple stickers!
nikki_ nikki_ 8 years
Well, my dad was the original Apple fan, so we've had Macs since I could use a computer and although I've used a few PCs, nothing can compete with the OS, the interface, the safety, and that fact that it's so easy to use! I used to have this no-frills MP3 player but when the iPod mini came out, I got one and never looked back!
iblastoff iblastoff 8 years
actually my first ipod actually turned me OFF of apple. horrible sound quality and buggy nonsense!
Calimie Calimie 8 years
PC girl here.
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 8 years
I had an iPod for a while, but I switched to Mac from PC my freshman year in college because I'm going to school for music, and a part of the program involves audio editing (can't do that easily or well on a PC). I'm sooooo glad I switched, and you couldn't pay me to go back.
Twisted-Elegance Twisted-Elegance 8 years
the iPod definitely introduced me to apple! i got a video iPod and then when i started college i got a macbook and since then i've gotten three more ipods (shuffles for myself and my mom, nano, etc) and recently i got the iPhone 3G and i'm in love with apple! i will never go back to PCs ever again.. i'm just waiting for the family desktop to crash so that we can get an iMac :)
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
I used to be a pc girl. We had those huge clunky macs in school and the macs of the 90's couldn't compete with Windows 98 and frankly weren't competitive until OSX. Anyways I got my first ipod as a graduation present and then got my first macbook (the black one :)) in college (our school has special student laptop loans for the mini apple store on campus). I haven't looked back. I'm on my second macbook. I bought it during the back to school special so I got a free ipod touch. As a downloader nothing beats having a spyware and virus free computer, plus you can't beat the look. Windows notebooks just look clunky to me now. In a few more years when the macbook is as thin as the macbook air, you'll know I'll be replacing this one.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
apple was the first computer company i ever interacted with so that's why it's my fav. but it's too expensive for my personal gain so i own an ipod and an iphone but no mac computer.
tvjunkie45 tvjunkie45 8 years
Nope, always been a apple girl. We got our first computer all the way back in 1993, I feel so old. Which was kept for 10 years until it was replaced with a mac mini. I'm on my third laptop (blue ibook, a white ibook, and a Macbook.) And I'm on my third ipod (classic, nano, and a touch.) Apple get me into the iPod, had another mp3 player first.
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 8 years
iPod/PC Girl.
neko neko 8 years
It wasn't the iPod, it was powerbooks, then the ibooks.
devils devils 8 years
It was mainly my Macbook that got me into Apple more... not so much the iPod =]
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
my dad bought our first pc when I was 10. I've never had an ipod but I'm getting an itouch soon. I really like the macbooks but I would rather a dell laptop... they come in pink! :) plus, apple is just too overpriced.
allieperez allieperez 8 years
I became an Apple convert back in 2004 when I bought the ipod mini. But, that was the only thing I converted to then. Over time I upgrade to the video ipod and then last year finally HAD TO HAVE the macbook. Then the iphone then the 3g iphone. I will never go back.
Cris1192 Cris1192 8 years
i have a PC but if I could (afford it) I would have a Mac, I just think they're so much better!
andrealocke andrealocke 8 years
I am a Mac girl through and through!!! My family had a couple different Macs while I was growing up.. and then I got my own blueberry iMac in highschool.. and then purple iMac with a firewire port when I got my iPod... then I got an iBook for college... and now I cannot live without my iPhone and Macbook Pro. My 3rd gen iPod and iBook are still going strong. :)
macgirl macgirl 8 years
No I was Apple way before iPods. I actually owned the model in the picture. It is still working 7 years later I gave it to the ex husband. EvilDorkGirl- I'm OG as well, grew up in the LBC ;-)
cptnruthless cptnruthless 8 years
It was actually the iPhone that got me into apple. I never bought a ipod, I had a sansa MP3 player that took SD cards. I have to admit, if my experience with the iphone wasnt so darn fantastic, I would have never thought I would have purchased an iMac - the boyfriend and I are even looking into an Apple TV! Although, the boyfriend was convinced about the imac when he found out that bootcamp allows you to run windows and osx on the same box!
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
The 12" Powerbook got me into Apple. I was so nervous using it initially and then it was like... WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE? Then I got a 12" Powerbook given to me (yey) and then an iPod shuffle and then my iPhone! I bought a MacBook in April 2007 too and have never looked back. :)
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