Wired Magazine designates Apple’s iPod as ‘Tired’ – again

The latest issue of Wired Magazine’s (February 2005, issue 13.02, not yet available online) “Wired, Tired, Expired” lists the mythical “iPhone” as “Wired,” the Apple iPod as “Tired,” and the Apple iBook as “Expired.” Interestingly, approximately 8,000,000 iPod sales ago, Wired’s January 2004 (12.01) issue also listed Apple’s iPod as “Tired.”

MacDailyNews Take: Thirteen months seems a long time for the iPod to be “Tired,” huh? Hopefully, Wired will designate Apple’s iPod as “Expired” soon – that should be good for at least 15 million or so additional annual unit sales.


  1. Wired is Tired INDEED!

    So what ever Wired says is “Tired” must be too cool for school.

    Or da bomb.

    AKA Apple.

    Is tar and feathering and running Wired editors out of town on a rail illegal?

  2. Wired???? Tired????? I don’t think so. Maybe Wired Magazine is tired.
    I love my iPod as I commute to work on the train every morning. Also it stops guys with their stupid chat-up lines. But had to get rid of those white ear-buds as that was a great opening for people to talk to me about my iPod.

  3. It’s actually hard to explain to my PC using freinds just how great my iBook is….Correction, my over 2 1/2 year olds iBook. Thanks to Apple’s software upgrades, it is more functional now then when I bought it. When I finally wear this one out (I’m starting to think it might not be possible) I’ll be getting a new “tired” iBook straight away. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”cool smile” style=”border:0;” />

  4. so… Sara…

    What are you doing after the train ride ??

    ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”LOL” style=”border:0;” />

    Wired may have been “cool” back in the day… but I gotta question their revelevancy today..

  5. They must be talking about *my* iBook. I just had to replace the logic board for the second time in 2 years. First time free under the logic board replacement program, 2nd time I had to pay for it because it didn’t have the required symptoms. I hope this logic board lasts longer than the last one (less than 1 year).

  6. If the iPod is so tired how come they sold 4 million this past quarter?
    If it’s so tired how come Ferrari, Mercedes, BMW, and others are adding special ports to there cars. How many Dell DJ’s work with these cars?
    Answer: NONE!
    Wired doesn’t have a clue.

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