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A royal iPod

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 17 Jun 2005 21:05 User comments (20)

A royal iPod Ok, so this isnít exactly very important news but you know us, we like to throw you some interesting but completely useless info every now and then. While this is nothing to you and me, you can bet Steve Jobs would be delighted to read that one of Apple's latest customers was Queen Elizabeth II. It was reported by The Sun that the Queen authorised the purchase of a silver 6GB iPod mini. The Queen may have been the last person you'd guess to get an iPod, but according to an "insider", she loves music and was impressed by how small and handy the iPod is.
Prince Andrew is believed to have been behind the purchase. In 2001 he bought the Queen a mobile phone. However, it is unlikely the Queen will pay iTunes a visit to purchase music to store on her new gadget but will have someone simply assist her in selecting music. "Prince Andrew will probably also help out because he's a real dab hand with gadgets." the report states. So there you have it, either you can look at this as confirmation that the iPod is appealing to people other than young adults or simply confirmation that the British papers tend to get a little excited about such small details.

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117.6.2005 22:21

I am so glad to know this. Now I can sleep at night. You must have gotten paid big bucks to post this winner. I have one word for it. YAWWWNNN. "Authorized the purchase" What is with that comment. Is their some democracy up their when it comes to buying what you want? -Del (you have got to do something about those dumb Flash ads in the login screen. Some of them will not let you type in your info)

217.6.2005 23:22
andmerr
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Is this meant to be serious, the queen and ipod in the same sentence.God just for that reason i'm going out to buy one myself(not).Wonder if we should warn her on the problems she'll have if she comes out as a closet file sharer.

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"Prince Andrew will probably also help out because he's a real dab hand with gadgets
well he should be good at something, marriage was a bit of a failure

318.6.2005 4:24

lol. a great piece of news. *sarcasm* Just to let anyone who reads this know the state of the media in britain....this news made teh front page!!!!!! Dan x

418.6.2005 6:33

Front page of "The SUN" not any newpaper which people actually buy!

518.6.2005 7:28
bkf
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Lets see now: We got Bush, the twins, the pope, the queen, sadam, oma bin, and larry byrd. Now anyone taking bets when they all discover P2P? LoL ps: would ya just love to know what tunes she will store on it in a month or two. Im willing to bet it would be as exciting as watching paint dry.

618.6.2005 8:35

Yes spooky2k this news is there to show just how stupid some news from britain can be when you're talking about the royal family and seriously over-priced crap Apple gadgets. Even reading what I wrote it's obvious I'm not taking it seriously but still I think you are the only one to actually "get it".

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I am so glad to know this. Now I can sleep at night. You must have gotten paid big bucks to post this winner. I have one word for it. YAWWWNNN. "Authorized the purchase" What is with that comment. Is their some democracy up their when it comes to buying what you want?
The news report from The Sun does actually state "Authorized the purchase" - I added this in for fun because it sounds as stupid to me as it does to you. As for the news story, ITS A JOKE, A STAB AT THE FACT THAT BRITS WOULD ACTUALLY MAKE THIS SHIT FRONT PAGE NEWS!! THATS WHY I POSTED IT!! WAKE UP!! ;-) Oh and as for the flash problems, not my area, use feedback form.

718.6.2005 10:00

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she loves music and was impressed by how small and handy the iPod is.
It ain't for the music. =)

818.6.2005 11:13

But Dela my comments where 100% Sarcasm except for the YAWWWWNN part. Please don't yell my ears off. -Del

918.6.2005 12:03

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I am so glad to know this. Now I can sleep at night.
hmm looks like sarcasm
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You must have gotten paid big bucks to post this winner. I have one word for it. YAWWWNNN.
doesnt look so much like sarcasm, altho if u ask me to "not yell your ears off" then i guess u missed the ";-)" smiley at the end of it that should have indicated that yes.... im only kidding ;-)

1018.6.2005 12:42

Okay Okay, Truce. But it is a silly story. -Del

1118.6.2005 13:23
andmerr
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i knew it was CRAP dela except for the part about Prince Andrew, that was true

1218.6.2005 18:17

itunes? hahaha the queen is gonna pirate all her songs....or at least price andrew will...since he's a dab with those sorts of things

1318.6.2005 18:19
andmerr
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she probably only really bought it as a chew toy for her corgi's and to support apple, what a lemon

1419.6.2005 3:52

Quote: Front page of "The SUN" not any newpaper which people actually buy! erm...yeah, thats why its the biggest selling newpaper in the UK. lol. teh sun pretty much swayed the elections into labours hands for htis and the past elections. its a huge influence because its such a huge selling newspaper. and Dela, i did get it :) Ppl who moan or yawn...lighten up!

1519.6.2005 4:36

the sun is a crap newspaper! it sells because its cheap and easy to read, i think they tested the reading age on the sun and it was about that of a 8 year old! the reason the sun support labour, and who ever is in government at the time is simple, its called page 3, if they keep the government sweet then they can carry on with page 3, which is the only reason 15 year old boys buy it! the sun swap from government to government every time a new party is elected



1619.6.2005 7:37

jpp01uk, where did you get that sig? I always thought the Sun was a fake tabloid like national enquirer. -Del

1719.6.2005 8:26
Manu_DVD
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@ Mr_Del Try www.danasoft.com The information is partly accurate for my system, except for the ISP name host. I run & Love FireFox so danke for reminding me jpp01uk!

1819.6.2005 9:04

yeah that web site is right, just need to register and then you can get it i think :)



1920.6.2005 1:35

Wait, the queen has an IPod? Doesn't that make it a "We-Pod"? :)

2026.6.2005 6:56

OK, that last "We-Pod" post - that was just too funny!!!! I love it!!! LOL

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