“Fast forward 14 months and Jobs is on stage telling the faithful he has a new vision for the Mac. It’s called the Digital Hub, and it’s going to start not with movies but with music,” P.E.D. writes. “‘It was a complete change!’ says Ben Thompson, who studied the incident — and interviewed some of the folks involved — as a summer intern at Apple University in 2010.”
“Jobs confessed in 2005 that he was blindsided by Napster and the sudden popularity of digital music downloading. ‘I felt like a dope,’ Jobs told Fortune‘s Brent Schlender. ‘I thought we had missed it,'” P.E.D. writes. “Because Apple didn’t have time to build its own music program, the company bought SoundJam — which was adapted and renamed iTunes. Then Apple made a deal with Toshiba for some tiny hard drives, and the iPod was developed in six months.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]
The history of Apple’s iPod – July 26, 2005