Wozniak Predicts Death of iPod
The iPod, the most popular portable music player in existence may be on its final legs according to Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple Inc.
"The iPod has sort of lived a long life at number one. Things like, that if you look back to transistor radios and Walkmans, they kind of die out after a while"
, Wozniak said in an interview with telegraph.co.uk
Wozniak went on further to say "It's kind of like everyone has got one or two or three. You get to a point when they are on display everywhere, they get real cheap and they are not selling as much."
Wozniak is absolutely correct that it seems like everyone has two or three iPods. Banks give them out when you open a new checking account. Colleges give them to new freshman students. These things are absolutely everywhere.
What Wozniak didn't mention is what he thinks will replace the iPod. Over the years since the original introduction of the iPod there have been countless other portable music devices on the market but none of them have seemed to dent iPod sales at all. Not even Microsoft's Zune seems to be able to compete in sales.
Apple also releases new iterations of the iPod regularly which helps promote new continued sales. If you have a 3 year old iPod that has worn out or is broken and you like it it is only natural to buy another iPod.
Maybe Wozniak is right and the iPod is coming to and end. If that's the case its replacement better be damn good.