Saturday, 23 Oct 2021

Happy Birthday iPod

Twenty years ago today, the first Apple iPods went on sale. Although slow to start with, they quickly dominated the portable MP3 player market. It paved the way for the eventual release of the iPhone in 2007 which eventually took over from iPods until they were discontinued.

The original iPod contained 5GB spinning hard drive which is minuscule compared to the storage capacities today's smartphones ship with. It had a mechanical scroll when and mechanical buttons and was connected to your computer via a FireWire cable.

Steve Jobs introduces the first iPod.

A timeline showing the evolution of the iPod

Twenty years on and there's still plenty of demand for the original iPod.

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