Apple is offering yet another video introduction to one of the company’s most discussed products. Hosted by “John” of “Leopard Tour” fame, the “Tour of iPod Socks” was release late this afternoon to the bewilderment of many.
While instructional videos are generally considered a plus, Apple followers were at a loss to explain why the company would release one concerning nothing more than a knitted sleeve you slide your iPod into to protect it from scratches.
“I don’t even think they make iPod socks anymore,” said a confused Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal. “Do they? I hope not.”
At the time of publication, no one Crazy Apple Rumors Site reporters spoke with had been willing to waste the time to download the video, so no one was able to discuss why it was over a half hour long.
“You slide it in, you slide it out,” said Macworld associate editor Dan Moren. “What the hell could they possible have to discuss in a half an hour? How to launder them?”
Pausing momentarily and stroking his beard, Moren said “Hmm. It could be how to launder them.”
Sources at Apple defended the decision to waste their time to create this video and offer it for download from iTunes.
“Hey, there are a good fifteen or twenty people who’ve bought iPod Socks,” said iPod product marketing manager Stan Ng. “That’s well worth the, um, $100,000 we spent creating this video.”
Ng shuffled his feet uncomfortably for a minute.
“Actually, um, no it’s not. At a price per unit of $29 that’s just not possible. I realize that. It’s, um, it’s… I didn’t… er…
“It was Phil [Schiller]’s idea.”
Suddenly, Mossberg burst into the room and exclaimed “Oh, my god! They do still sell them! Does this make sense to anyone?!”
Mossberg was followed by Moren who said “You know, it could be that long to discuss how to strategically dry the iPod Socks in order to move down from the older units that used larger hard drives to new units.”
In the confusion of the appearance of Mossberg and Moren, Ng escaped through a side door.