A Bite of the Apple – iNation

I went to the Apple Store this evening (ok, before my collective audience groans about my addiction to ‘the apple’ – give me a second) and I saw something amazing…

Of all the times I’ve been to the Apple Store, here in NYC, it’s always been busy but never as busy as it was tonight. This place was packed – and I mean ‘the day after Thanksgiving’ packed. In addition to the mile long line to checkout – there were four Apple Specialists in the four corners of the store at ‘kiosks’ selling iPhones and the new models of the iPod Touch.

I’ve never add this thought before – in such a peciluar manner:
Have we finally become an iNation – perhaps the ‘United States of Apple’?

I enjoy Apple and the consumer electronics they put out, but I was just amazed how much Apple is beginning to envelope the country – even if the Microsofties don’t want to admit it… It’s odd how Apple is becoming as much of a fashion trend as much as it is a technology trend.

BTW: I’ve begun using my new iPod Shuffle and let me tell you – it’s iTastic!

  • Matt S

    Seriously, The United States of Apple? As you said Apple is just a trend, wait five more years and we’ll see where apple is. I like Apple products as much as the next person but Apple people are getting a little too cocky for their own good. By the way what happened to AppleTV? That didnt take off did it? The iphone hasnt been as huge a success as thought, you Apple fanboys will come down to Earth soon. Oh and go outside of NYC and im sure Apple isnt as huge of a hit, pure speculation though.

  • Tim Bogus

    Let’s dissect this statement line by line:

    Seriously, The United States of Apple? As you said Apple is just a trend, wait five more years and we’ll see where apple is.
    Apple’s success has only bloomed in the past three to four years – add a couple more if you count the launch of the iMac and iPod around 2000.

    How can you judge a company’s demise when the the company has literally turned itself around from bankruptcy (or corporate takeover by Microsoft) since 1997.

    I like Apple products as much as the next person but Apple people are getting a little too cocky for their own good.

    Maybe people just enjoy talking and do I dare say ‘evangelizing’ about a fairly superior ‘competent’ product when compared to the alternative. (Or maybe it’s the fact that Apple caters to an entirely different genre of computer user?)

    By the way what happened to AppleTV? That didnt take off did it?
    As I tell most people, the AppleTV merely represents a preview of what to expect from Apple in the future – the computer and tv become one – quite possible, huh? Oh and do I dare mention that Microsoft has a competing product to the AppleTV?

    The iphone hasnt been as huge a success as thought…
    1 million units in only 74 days. Yeah – you know I really expected Apple to sell at least 2 million units, in that same time period…

    … you Apple fanboys will come down to Earth soon.
    I don’t see that happening anytime soon.

    Oh and go outside of NYC and im sure Apple isnt as huge of a hit, pure speculation though.

    I have to be honest and say that I don’t know where you come up with this line – because you barely get to the outer boroughs, let alone leave the City…

    But for the record, I think you might be wrong.

    All in good, friendly fun… Feel free to post your thoughts.

  • Tim Bogus

    Seriously – I can’t help myself…

    macs in the classroom…