24 comments

  • Juan J. RamirezJuan J. Ramirez, 3 years ago (edited 3 years ago )

    This shows how much Microsoft changed in one decade... Also shows how little did Apple change. Not that either is good or bad. Just interesting.

    14 points
    • Ix TechauIx Techau, 3 years ago

      For me it's the complete opposite. Microsoft still bloats everything, including their packaging, and Apple has changed drastically from that iPod to today.

      1 point
      • John PJohn P, 3 years ago

        What packaging in particular are you talking about?

        This was what MS was doing last time I checked

        4 points
        • Ix TechauIx Techau, 3 years ago

          Yes the Windows packaging looks alright in that example. I, however, was thinking about their other products, like the Office range, and also ridiculous stuff like etching 'Windows 10' into their tablets.

          0 points
          • John PJohn P, 3 years ago

            Can you post some examples, I'm not seeing the etching

            3 points
            • Ix TechauIx Techau, 3 years ago

              Don't have one myself, my former boss had a Surface and it had 'Windows 10' etched into the back of the device.

              0 points
              • Thomas Shaped, 3 years ago

                My Pro 3 does have this, but it's under the kickstand along with any other legally required logos.

                The more recent surfaces have even less info under there.

                0 points
                • Ix TechauIx Techau, 3 years ago

                  under the kickstand along with any other legally required logos

                  How is 'Windows 10' a legally required logo? Where are all these legally required logos on an iPad?

                  2 points
                  • Phil RauPhil Rau, 3 years ago

                    Apple has actually got them in system preferences. Think they pushed hard to keep their devices clean & clear.

                    0 points
          • Leon KLeon K, 3 years ago

            The MS Office packaging doesn't seem cluttered to me either

            0 points
    • Lewis Flude, 3 years ago

      I thought it was an interesting little time capsule. I completely forgot how I felt about Microsoft/Apple back in those days. It was a totally different vibe. Really difficult to contextualise when so much has happened since.

      1 point
    • Gabriel JorbyGabriel Jorby, 3 years ago (edited 3 years ago )

      In packaging, they improved the size of the boxes, making them more environment friendly. But, in terms of product lines, can someone explain me ?

      • iPhone 6
      • iPhone 6 Plus
      • iPhone 6S
      • iPhone 6S Plus
      • iPhone SE

      Macs?

      • Macbook
      • Macbook Air
      • Macbook Pro
      • Macbook Pro with Retina display (13)
      • Macbook Pro with Retina display (15)

      Apple changed a lot, and not in a good way, I mean in a bad way.

      0 points
  • John PJohn P, 3 years ago

    Best part was an internal Microsoft team created this.

    5 points
  • Jonathon HalliwellJonathon Halliwell, 3 years ago

    3 years later they made the Zune HD

    3 points
  • Ted McDonald, 3 years ago

    Microsoft redesigns the iPod packaging *

    And they have changed a lot in the past decade...

    2 points
  • Mick NMick N, 3 years ago

    I remember getting a good laugh out of this when it first did the rounds 10 years ago. It's great to see how much Microsoft have improved since then. Proof that behemoths can change their ways.

    1 point
  • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, 3 years ago

    Right. This will now make the rounds over email to our marketing/director groups :]

    Cheers, awesome.

    1 point
  • Account deleted 3 years ago

    Hahahah, I remember this! My buddy had that original iPod too!

    1 point
  • Andy HulmeAndy Hulme, 3 years ago (edited 3 years ago )

    Haha this is awesome, and pretty much representative of any corporate design feedback.

    Was totally expecting a Zune Vid - their actual redesign of an iPad - and dons flameproof vest it was GOOD. The Zune player is still better than itunes. RIP.

    0 points
  • Katarina RdultovskaiaKatarina Rdultovskaia, 3 years ago

    full on headache guaranteed

    0 points
  • Noah MittmanNoah Mittman, 3 years ago

    A classic.

    0 points
  • Jonas LindebergJonas Lindeberg, 3 years ago

    Oldie but goodie!

    0 points