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30 Years of Consumer Electronics
 

30 Years of Consumer Electronics

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On January 24, Apple commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Mac. Got us to thinking all those other technologies 30 years back (and the numbers behind them).

On January 24, Apple commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Mac. Got us to thinking all those other technologies 30 years back (and the numbers behind them).

Reminisce & enjoy!

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    30 Years of Consumer Electronics 30 Years of Consumer Electronics Presentation Transcript

    • Consumer Electronics: 30 Years On
    • 372,000 units sold in year 1 Source: Jeremy Reimer, Apple 7.5 million units sold in year 1
    • 1984 300,000 DynaTAC 8000X users worldwide Source: BBC, Venture Beat, Business Insider Today 1.4 billion smartphone users worldwide
    • 1984 16 million color TV sets sold in US Source: Washington Post, Yahoo Today 66 million smart TV units shipped worldwide
    • 1984 10% households owned a VCR Source: Washington Post, Leichtmanr Research Today 49% households own a DVR
    • 1984 17 million boomboxes sold in US Source: Washington Post, digiday Today 64 million unique Pandora mobile users in US
    • 1984 5.6 million Walkmans sold in US Source: Sony, RIAA, Spotify Today 24 million active Spotify users
    • Which was the best innovation since sliced bread?