Chatterbox: Down to Earth


NEW IPODS! What do you think?

submitted by The Man For Aeiou, age 12, museica
(September 9, 2008 - 10:18 pm)

They're cool but, lets face it, if we start cooing over every new thing/better version Apple releases, we're going to end up blue in the face and greatly winded.

Personally, I'd like an iPhone... 8o *drools* 

submitted by TNÖ, age 15, Deep Space
(September 11, 2008 - 9:28 pm)

I felt I must ask....Why do they keep on cranking out new versions of the nano? I've seen three different types that were sold only a couple years apart. This greatly confuses me. =(

submitted by Hannah M., age 12, Ohio
(September 16, 2008 - 10:40 am)

Because they can?

submitted by The Man For Aeiou, age 13, Museica
(September 16, 2008 - 6:01 pm)

What stunning logic.

submitted by Hannah M., age 12, Ohio
(September 18, 2008 - 1:17 pm)

Er, um, arr, Apple wants money and people will buy anything if it is NEW and people will say that they are wicked insanely cool cuz they have the newest model of the iPod with whack music.

P.S. Teens are going to lose their hearing. Headphones are bad for their ears, and they turn their music up waaaay to high.

submitted by Captain Obvious, age unknown, Jupiter
(October 10, 2008 - 11:40 am)

Apple does things for two reasons, mostly:

1. Money! The motivation behind everything. Didn't I say it was all marketing strategy?

2. Because they can, as TMfA said. Remember, the MacBook Air? Processor down to the size of a dime (60% reduction, no lost capability), thinnest laptop out there, LCD screen, 5 hours of battery life, an entire Mac into a space roughly a wood pencil X half a wood pencil, etc. They didn't have to go to such extremes to get people to go, OOOH! COOOL! *spend money*. Did you see the difference between Air and the runner-up? Did you even watch Steve Job's speech?

You sound like a distinctly anti-Mac sort of person. Are you?

 P.S. It's not just teens, and it's not just iPods. My mom's half deaf 'cause of her iPod, and there are plenty of people who don't want to shell out hundreds of dollars and instead by cheap MP3s and blast them. Not to mention other loud white noise, cars on a highway, oil rigs (ickick), etc. And by the way, not everyone's stupid enough to do that - my iPod has a(self-imposed) maximum volume limit of 50%, and I rarely get up to even half of that.

submitted by TNÖ, age 15, Deep Space
(October 12, 2008 - 12:56 am)

Ipods are pretty cool, but they DO hurt your ears. I can understand that, and trust me everyone, YOU don't want to have hearing loss. Trust me, I have hearing loss, and it's NOT FUN. It's not from ipods though. It's because I had tonsils the size of golf balls, and they took them out, but my hearing is permanently damaged. I wear hearing aids, which are VERY helpful! But they are very easy to lose, if you get water on them they die, so yeah. I accidentally got them in the washer once, umm, yeah, this is AMAZING, they SURVIVED! But you just don't want hearing loss, trust me!


P.S. hearing aids are actually pretty cool, until they ugh, get ear wax on them! 

submitted by Maggie S., age 12, St. Paul, MN
(December 27, 2008 - 3:54 pm)

I knew a kid with hearing aids, but I haven't seen him since I was five or six...

submitted by Paige P., age 12, Gorham, Maine
(December 30, 2008 - 2:11 pm)

Competition, newer technologies, better storage capacity, and battery life (compare the 1st generation iPod nano to the 3rd or new 4th)... If Apple didn't come out with new things, or newer versions of things, people would lose interest. I mean, compare the price of a cheap Windows machine to the latest MacBook Pros... Or a cheap, generic MP3 to the 4th generation iPod (the new ones). It's all marketing strategy. ;)

Heck, I don't mind, it means I have something interesting to obsess over for a while. 

submitted by TNÖ, age 15, Deep Space
(September 16, 2008 - 7:02 pm)

They have to keep making new versions, or they won't have anything to sell. Everyone will have bought the old ones.

submitted by Emily L., age 13, Planet Aphoondi
(September 17, 2008 - 2:00 pm)

And people wonder why Bill Gates is rich.

submitted by Lil, age 15, Portland, OR
(September 17, 2008 - 5:13 pm)

Bill Gates is rich because people have to keep buying software fixes and virus protection. ;)

submitted by TNÖ, age Deep Space, 15
(September 19, 2008 - 5:21 pm)

Apple is taking advantage of the nano...I was hoping for something like a new iBook. I, for one, still am using my old black-and-white mini. 

submitted by The Fish, age none of yo, the ocean
(October 1, 2008 - 4:53 pm)

Dude, iBook? Where have you been? The last iBook was released in 2006! It's the MacBook now. And MacBook Pro replaced the PowerBook. You won't be finding any new iBooks, though...

Black and White... Black and... *sits in shock* 

"Book" is a funny=looking word. 

submitted by TNÖ, age 15, Deep Space
(October 3, 2008 - 8:00 pm)

Well, I always thought of them as iBooks.

submitted by The Fish, age none of ur, the ocean
(October 8, 2008 - 4:30 pm)