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48 responses to “iPod: What A Difference A Decade Makes [Image Cache]”

  1. FriarNurgle says:

    3.5mm jack will live forever!!!

  2. Jordan Clay says:

    Was the 30-pin on the original.   If it wasn’t,  the headphone jack is the only piece that is kind of the same.  even though they significantly changed that.

  3. David Ward says:

    looks like it was connected via firewire 800? at least for syncing, hate to say this but i never owned the original

  4. Enrico_Rizzo says:

    That is firewire 400, isn’t it?

  5. mrdrewstone says:

    Great writing!!

  6. gareth edwards says:

    even now the orig looks like a solid bit of kit. Nice and 2001.

  7. s4ndm4n says:

    30 pin was not on original. FireWire was the first choice, 30 pin came next.

  8. Ed_Kel says:

    Slow news day?

  9. Jonathon Wilson says:

    And means you can be lazy and not write anything! Great job!

  10. David Scott says:

    It’s Firewire 400. 800 wasn’t invented yet.

  11. s4ndm4n says:

    Correct, 400 not 8

  12. Boris says:

    at least you could handle the old one firmly as well as control it with one hand in pocket 

  13. No Name says:

    Because it’s jack norris?

  14. No Name says:

    You can plug in a headphone with remote controls, I’m not sure if they’re in the box though.

  15. Boris says:

    No headphones with remote control in iPod’s box. 

    Even Home button is hard to press with one hand because of slick rounded back of the device. 

    I love its screen & iOS and hate its form-factor. 

  16. vistarox says:

    Don’t you mean Chuck Norris. Wait… I see what you did there

  17. Brandon Dillon says:

    You along with Jonathon Wilson, quite frankly, need to shut the fuck up.

    What do you think needs to be said? His one sentence covers it. Not every article needs to be an essay.

  18. joshuacurtiss says:

    Hey, finally a good John Brownlee article, one with pictures only! ;-p I’m sorry dude, you so opened the door and I couldn’t help myself. It’s all in good fun at this point. Excellent find with the photo, it’s awesome. :)

  19. Dilbert A says:

    Still some gorgeous tech.

  20. Dilbert A says:

    All tech is trade-offs

  21. Dilbert A says:

    damn, you got owned.

  22. Boris says:

    I agree but still…

    Let’s compare two iPad generation which sport roughly the same functionality. 

    The first one is a pleasure to grip (let’s set aside the weight issues). And handling iPad 2 is a pain with device’s tendency to slip off or turn in the hands because of its rounded back. 

    Maybe it’s only me, but, so far, all the people to whom I gave the both models to compare agreed with my conclusion… 

    So I think this is rather a kind of form-over-function issue. 

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