Quiz: Are These Comments About the 2001 iPod or 2010 iPad?

We pulled 11 comments from the 2001 release of the iPod and the 2010 release of the iPad. Can you tell which is which?

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Quick quiz: Is this quote about the 2010 iPad or the 2001 iPod?

"I guess the negative reactions indicate that people expect miracles from Apple."

Never before has a device—not even an Apple device—been so hyped before launch. We worked ourselves into such a fervor that we forgot how unimpressed so many people were with Apple's earlier, next big "one more" thing. As the hype from the debut dwindles, we're watching people begin to wonder whether the iPad's greatest innovation has yet to be revealed. Some have speculated that it will transform e-reader capabilities or revolutionize gaming or maybe it'll change the way we consume Web content. Others have focused on Flash (or a lack thereof). But what's most important to remember is that we've been down this road before.

That quote above? That was made just after the 2001 Apple event where Steve Jobs introduced the 5GB iPod.

Perusing our nine-year-old responses to the iPod reminds us that we may not realize the iPad's full potential until it sinks into the market a bit. But if you still think the iPad is an all new level of hype for Apple, click through our quiz and see if you can tell which of the following comments are from the 2001 iPod launch or the 2010 iPad launch. Good luck!

1. Is this quote about the 2010 iPad or the 2001 iPod?

maybe that thing is not revolutionary...but it shows best at what Apple excels over and over....DESIGN... this thing is so damn beautiful, that i'm already thinking about wanting one (not buying, wanting one!)...this is almost a sexual thing..

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iPod

Answer to #1: 2001 iPod


2. Is this quote about the 2010 iPad or the 2001 iPod?

Yes, it could have had more ability, but for the price, it's excellent. I am sure this will be the hype product for the year, and it will do very well.

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iPad

Answer to #2: 2010 iPad


3. Is this quote about the 2010 iPad or the 2001 iPod?

APPL is already down $1.00. Looks like the markets aren't looking too favorably on Apple's new forays into the digital device market.

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iPod

Answer to #3: 2001 iPod


4. Is this quote about the 2010 iPad or the 2001 iPod?

Steve Jobs: "Isn't this cool? It's never been this fast or this easy before"
Me: Uhh, no!

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iPod

Answer to #4: 2001 iPod


5. Is this quote about the 2010 iPad or the 2001 iPod?

Those price points are not appealing to me....at all

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iPad

Answer to #5: 2010 iPad


6. Is this quote about the 2010 iPad or the 2001 iPod?

Do you all think it is so easy to come up with a product that simply is better than the rest? All you friggin brats want some fire breathing super virtual reality teleportation PDA that you seen captain kirk had on episode 145? sheesh.."

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iPod

Answer to #6: 2001 iPod


7. Is this quote about the 2010 iPad or the 2001 iPod?

I can picture buying this and using it exclusively in the bathroom while I go number two...

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iPad

Answer to #7: 2010 iPad


8. Is this quote about the 2010 iPad or the 2001 iPod?

iPoop...iCry. I was so hoping for something more.

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iPod

Answer to #8: 2001 iPod


9. Is this quote about the 2010 iPad or the 2001 iPod?

I must admit, this is exactly what I expected it to be.

And this device will be a huge success. It is geared toward the masses and will be huge money maker for content providers as well, so it will be pushed by many companies not just Apple.

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iPad

Answer to #9: 2010 iPad


10. Is this quote about the 2010 iPad or the 2001 iPod?

It's at least as good as I was expecting. Having to wait so long to buy one is unfortunate.

Apple will sell a ton of these. I'll be buying 2.

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iPad

Answer to #10: 2010 iPad


11. Is this quote about the 2010 iPad or the 2001 iPod?

From the limited info I've just seen from the event, it seems like a pretty decent device, but unfortunately with all the ramp up, rumors, speculation, etc., I think it's going to be a somewhat disappointing let-down now.

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iPad

Answer to #11: 2010 iPad


How did you do?

11-10 correct: Mac Genius
9-8 correct: Mac Gifted
7-6 correct: Not Pad
5-4 correct: Poddy's Over
3-2 correct: iNeed Help
1-0 correct: iBlivious

And one parting thought, from 2010:

The iPad is very much like the original iPod.

It didn't do a whole lot at first, but after only a few years it grew and grew into an amazing product.

That's how Apple works. Start simple and build and build at a steady pace. This is how you don't end up with a bunch of features no one needs or wants which only complicate the device.

This is the same way. The iPad is ok. The iPad 3.0 will be a must-have item.

[MacRumors 2001 and MacRumors 2010 via @somebadideas]

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16 Comments

  • Pan Osiris

    Without TSRs and the proper OSX, this is just a big iPhone. Give us flash, plugins, browser choices, and real multi-threaded computing so we can properly utilise web apps.

  • Pan Osiris

    Without TSRs and the proper OSX, this is just a big iPhone. Give us flash, plugins, browser choices, and real multi-threaded computing so we can properly utilise web apps.

  • Pan Osiris

    Without TSRs and the proper OSX, this is just a big iPhone. Give us flash, plugins, browser choices, and real multi-threaded computing so we can properly utilise web apps.

  • Brad Banko

    This is Apple shifting into gear and leaving Microsoft in the dust again... at least with the media and consumer markets. Too soon to tell how well the iPad will develop commercial uses... probably will, and then Microsoft will be relagated to battling with Linux for a share of the server market for these tablets.

  • Sue Marks

    The iPad is very much like the original iPod. It didn't do a whole lot at first, but after only a few years it grew and grew into an amazing product.

    That's how Apple works. Start simple and build and build at a steady pace. This is how you don't end up with a bunch of features no one needs or wants, and which only complicate the device.

    The iPad will evolve the same way. Version 1.0 is OK. The iPad 3.0 will be a must-have item.

    This is exactly the way it will progress.