Brand: A brand is something that takes your attention away from the the value proposition of the product.
The iPod is unquestionably the best brand in terms of the definition above. It has only one plus to its credit, that it rescued Apple from being sidelined for another decade.
The hype created by Apple has made the white headphones so ubiquitous that it doesn’t even have a snob value anymore.
One of our profs told us that the first Walkman used to cost $199. Now the Walkman has become the walkman and costs $5.
When I saw this, I realized that the end of the iPod era was near…
Yes. That is Queen Elizabeth, all 80 years of her, dancing away to the iPod.
And, I happened to listen to one of the Shuffles the other day and didnt find any difference whatsoever between a Chinese model I have and the oh-so-sexy iPod. The Shuffle is supposed to have better audio quality than any of the other iPods. I can imagine what the others sound like.