Well today Apple had one of their trademark press conferences where Steve Jobs introduced a fixed up iPod lineup. Among these were a new iPod Nano, new iPod “Classic” and the iPod “Touch”. Now I must admit, I hated Apple for a good long time because they were such a pain in the ass to deal with. But since OS 10, Intel processors, and their newer modern design’s they have started to grow on me. Steve Jobs and Apple are also marketing geniuses, who else creates this kind of hype before a press conference anyway? I don’t really think anyone else can compare. Apple today however fumbled a bit by slashing the price on the iPhone significantly, angering allot of the early iPhone adopters.
I’ve been toying around with buying an iPod for a couple years but always end up holding out for something better. I’ve always loved their sturdy design/case and their easy to use interface. Sometimes it’s refreshing not to have to fuck around with something for hours on end to get it to work.. these are things someone in IT lives for. In the end I will probably wait a while… again and see if they cut the price. And also see how hackable it ends up being, it would be nice to be able to check a mail client, use google maps etc in the same way its used on an iPhone.
Yep, I must be a gay fanboy.