Tuesday, August 31, 2010

How many versions of an IPOD do we need?? The market says more...listen to the market...

Creative Destruction at work---within the same company.  A miracle of market activity that can only take place where people toil in economic freedom and have profit as a motive. Why else would anyone do it?? The IPOD is successful, why the need to continue to go above and beyond?  Is the answer "Because Steve Jobs can?" Incremental improvements lead to better products now, and we never know what those improvements might morph into someday. Innovate or die.  Sounds harsh, but would we really want it any other way?  Look at your IPOD or I-Phone or Laptop or ???? before you answer.

The iPod's Amazing Evolution
""Wednesday, Apple will likely unveil new iPods at an event in San Francisco.
The latest rumored features: An iPod touch with two cameras for "FaceTime" video chats, and a tiny new iPod nano with touchscreen controls. (And maybe even 3G Internet access for the iPod touch.)
Yes, the iPod has come a long way since its launch in October, 2001. That's when Steve Jobs showed off a device that promised "1,000 songs in your pocket" for $400.
This week's new iPod touch could promise "an HD camcorder and 250,000 apps in your pocket" -- for half the price.
The iPod could arguably be the most important product in Apple's entire history. Over the last 9 years, Apple has made the iPod one of the biggest consumer electronics hits of all time, pushing out more than a dozen new models and selling hundreds of millions of units.""
View My Stats