Saturday, October 08, 2005

Apple's Innovation

I finally got to see the new iPod Nano. Damn, it's even smaller than what I thought by looking at its pictures. I was fiddling with it in my hand and imagining how different it would be if I had a Nano in the gym or just walking instead of the GIGANTIC 15G that I have.

I always try to avoid walking into the Apple store because with the way their showrooms are set up, add to it excellent customer service, it's hard to resist buying something. And if I manage not to buy, I'd come back to it later. If I still manage, I'd be thinking about it for the next few days, or have serious thoughts of switching to Mac. Like today, all the extensive research I've done on windows-laptops was washed away when I saw the cute, shiny PowerBooks.

Don't get in the habit of buying something just because it's new because with Apple, you'll run out of money. They rely heavily on innovation, which I think is their most valuable intangible asset. In fact, I can't recall any other company that relies as heavily on innovation and aesthetics. Let Apple cease to innovate, and it'll run out of business.

Apple's boom started back in 2000 with their flashy, colorful iBooks, and it caught incredible momentum with the iPod. A look at their stock chart is enough to make a correlation. Shares bought 2 years ago (wish I did) have seen a five-fold increase in value now.

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Gotta' admire the magic of Steve Jobs.


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hibbalicious said...

im getting mine tomorrow inshalla

what colour did u choose?

Jandeef said...

I didn't get it walla =( I'm resisting

Shopaholic Q8eya said...

Stop the nano talk! I am resisting too! I hate apple. I spent alot of money buying their products this year. My Mini Ipod is not even a year old and I am seriously thinking of replacing it. EKHHHH NOT FUN

snookie said...

me and my bro both switched to mac and each got our own 14" funky white ibooks a little over a month ago.. we cant be happier :)

i strongly reccomend u to switch.. this may sound corny but it so true: once u go mac, u wont look back.. :) (is that how it goes??)

McArabian said...

If you think walking into an Apple store is bad, take a look at this site:
I am ashamed to say that I couldn't resist, and my personalized nano is on it's way.

I heard all sort of horror stories about the screen being really fragile. Hopefully, it's just rumor.

Jandeef said...

Shopa .. I wish the talk only settled on Nano now. If it did, I'd be more at ease with my mind. But now i'm having thoughts of a Mac computer!!

Snookie .. Yesterday i spent some time on the 12" one. Damn it's amazing. I'd like to switch. What i'm concerned with is that I'm an engineer and I'm afraid some applications won't run on it. I'm going to ask around in our department.

McArabian .. Welcome to my blog :)

Damn that's cool stuff. Sorry, but I closed the site right away. I'm still trying to resist hehe. I think my getting a Nano is inevitable. Just a matter of time. So lemme know if you encounter any problems.

Shopaholic Q8eya said...

well I would say go for the Mac, I am loving my PowerBook and you won't regret it.

Jandeef said...

Shopa, Are you an engineer? If so, have you run through any engineering applications that you had trouble running on mac?

Shopaholic Q8eya said...

I have to admit that I haven't used my mac to run any engineering application YET, I am getting a work laptop so it doesn't really matter to me that much, however, a friend of mine who is a Mac geek told me that it should work fine. what applications do you use?

krystal said... has this cool thing where if you just sign up and do an offer, you can get a free ipod

krystal said...

hey did you know you can get a free ipod pretty easily?
just go to, sign up and do an offer