Mac users chuckled heartily as they read a
New York Times
(free subscription required) last month about the iPod Zombies in New York City.
I have seen. I believe. The tales of iPod zombies in New York are true.
I woke up on Tuesday morning in the warmth and comfort of my house in Nova Scotia — by breakfast I was standing in the middle of Times Square in New York City. I love New York and the diversity it offers to all that live and visit the city. I have been to the city on many occasions, but this time was a bit different — this time I wasn’t one of the few toting my iPod down Broadway.
As I stepped out the front door of my hotel into Times Square, iPod in-hand, I walked into a sea of white headphones. It was really amazing to see how many people were carrying an iPod — it seemed like every second person I saw had the telltale signs of an iPod under their jacket.
I felt like a member of a special, secret club. As you pass by someone with an iPod, they would give you a slight nod — kind of like people that drive motorcycles do when they pass each other on the road. (Okay, maybe I was being a bit sensitive to the amount of iPods I saw, but I swear people were nodding at me as they walked past).
I was stopped a couple of times by people asking which iPod I was using. Most of the people didn’t know a lot about Apple, but they sure knew a lot about the iPod and the iTunes Music Store.
The iPod is allowing Apple to reach people that may not have given the company a second look a couple of years ago.