I love my iPod. Pure and simple. If I were stranded on a desert island, what one thing would I absolutely have to make sure that I have with me? That would be my iPod. How did we ever live without this technical marvel? I am on my 4th iPod...well, it's not really an iPod but an iPhone. My first was the iPod Mini--remember them? They came in beautiful pastel colors--silver, gold, baby blue, and baby pink (I think it came in a melon green but don't quote me on it). I had the baby pink iPod Mini (I should have taken a photo of it but I turned it in to Apple to get a 10% discount on my iPod Video). It was a gift from my family for my XX birthday. I was the first one in the family to own one and although I have heard of them, at the time, I wasn't quite sure what it was. I don't remember how many songs I had on that first iPod but there were many.
As mentioned, I turned in my iPod Mini for the new iPod Video. I was seduced by the fact that I could download TV shows and videos and watch them on this screen that was about 1.5" x 2" (I'm estimating here). I still own that iPod (I have it somewhere here in my house) and have a ton of songs uploaded on it, mainly old school, soundtrack music, current music and languages (Italian and Japanese). I had it for a few months before Apple came out with the iTouch. Boy, was I mad. Not only would I have preferred the iTouch, but had I known it was coming out in a few short months, I would have held off and bought the iTouch instead. I paid almost $400 for the iPod Video and I really wanted the iTouch--badly enough that I justified in my mind that it was okay to own two (I know, I'm a bit warped). I had planned on giving it to my son but I had replaced both of my sons' iPods (their first iPods were also iPod Minis) with the iPod Nano. My husband already owned the First Generation iPod Classic (in white). My iPod Video was in the sleek black color and I even had it engraved!
So, I broke down and bought the iTouch. It was love at first iPod sight. I loved everything about it--just like an iPhone (which my husband's company bought him--boy, I had phone envy) except it didn't have the phone functionality nor the camera. That was okay since I already had a company phone (a blackberry) and my blackberry had a built in camera. I was thrilled that I could pick up emails on it, watch You Tube videos and download a bunch of fun apps. Not to mention, play a gazillion songs through its iPod application. So cool and so hip!
Well...after less than a year, Apple came out with the new 3Gs iPhone with not only the built in camera but a built in VIDEO recorder! It also had a few more bells and whistles but I became obsessed with iPhone. I had to have it. And I justified it in my mind that I could give my youngest my iTouch (it was still in excellent condition) since he lost his Nano and I could go ahead and get the iPhone. Well, I went out and bought it the next day during my lunch hour. I didn't tell my husband that I now was the proud owner of my own iPhone. At first my husband thought it was my iTouch until it rang one day and I answered it (busted!). Oh well! I've now had my iPhone for almost a year and I love it--but then I heard a new iPhone was coming out this summer (why does Apple torture us consumers like that???). Don't worry, I don't think that I'll be rushing out and buying another iPhone any time soon but don't quote me on that!
Did I mentioned that I have a Hello Kitty iPhone cover protecting my phone? Hello Kitty is another obsession of mine...but that's another Oprah...
Or in this case, another blog post!