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Old 12th June 2019
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Oh man. Thats basically the forerunner to the iPhone thread. And the follow up iPad thread. Sheesh those were good.

Funny how long Apple has been putting out crappy **** no-one wants for 20 years yet somehow keep going up in value as a company.

Originally Posted by Wattsy View Post
My personal favourite is the Macrumors thread in 2001 after Steve Jobs unveiled the iPod:

Some choice cuts from just the front page:

“iPoop... iCry. I was so hoping for something more.”

“Great just what the world needs, another freaking MP3 player. Go Steve! Where's the Newton?!”

“hey - heres an idea Apple - rather than enter the world of gimmicks and toys, why dont you spend a little more time sorting out your pathetically expensive and crap server line up?
or are you really aiming to become a glorified consumer gimmicks firm?”

“I still can't believe this! All this hype for something so ridiculous! Who cares about an MP3 player? I want something new! I want them to think differently!
Why oh why would they do this?! It's so wrong! It's so stupid!”

“gee! an mp3 player with a HD! how original! kinda reminds me of a JUKEBOX i once knew..”

“$400 for an Mp3 Player!
I'd call it the Cube 2.0 as it wont sell, and be killed off in a short time...and it's not really functional.
Uuhh Steve, can I have a PDA now?”

It goes on an on, I’m guessing Apple is glad those people weren’t in their focus groups :D