Posts Tagged ‘personal tech’

The Apple iPod, 2001 — 2022

May 16, 2022

The Apple iPod, 2001 -- 2022

Apple has announced that, after existing 7th generation iPod Touch supplies are sold, the 21-year-old portable music player line will be laid to rest. In lieu of flowers, you should probably subscribe to Apple Music or something.

For you youngsters, here’s the gee-whiz 2001 iPod promo video:

More:

“Farewell to the iPod,” Tripp Mickle, New York Times

“Apple Kills the iPod,” Phillip Tracy, Gizmodo

“‘The spirit lives on’: Apple to discontinue the iPod after 21 years,” Christy Cooney, The Guardian

“A Visual History of the Apple iPod,” Eric Griffith, PC Magazine

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The Walkman Lives. Sort Of.

November 18, 2019

The Walkman Lives. Sort Of.

The Sony Walkman, the portable personal music device that let users enjoy music privately on headphones, is 40 years old. To celebrate, Sony designed a new anniversary Walkman:

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4 Million Pre-Orders for iPhone 6

September 16, 2014

4 Million Pre-Orders for iPhone 6

There were 4 million pre-orders for Apple’s iPhone 6 mobile phone, which becomes available this week. If you’re picking one up, expect long lines.

 More:

“Apple’s 4 million iPhone 6 pre-orders in context,” Dan Frommer, Quartz

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Apple Watch

September 10, 2014

Apple Watch

Apple Inc.introduced a new product on Tuesday. It’s the Apple Watch, and will cost you $350. It straps to your wrist. It can tell time, like a $10 Kmart watch, but only when your iPhone is working.

More:

“Apple Unveils Smartwatch, Its First New Product in 4 Years,” Alistair Barr, Wall Street Journal

“Apple unveils smartwatch, bets on wearable devices,” AP via Washington Post

“The Apple Watch Is Here And Another Tech Hype Cycle Commences,” Elise Hu, NPR

“5 reasons Apple Watch won’t scare Swiss watch industry,” Teresa Novellino, Upstart Business Journal

“Deconstructing The Apple Watch, As A Watch,” Johan Schloemann, Süddeutsche Zeitung via Worldcrunch

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