Apple’s revolutionary music player was first introduced during October 2001 and had a high price tag of about 400$ (300 UK pounds).
The first iPods had a 5GB or 10GB selection of memory and could carry about 1000 songs. The main innovation with the new iPod was the navigation system which was based on a huge dial that took nearly 40-50% of the device’s cover.
The new dial allowed a quick movement between songs and albums and allowed an easy and new way of controlling the mp3 player.
The release of the first iPod to the market nearly wiped out the use of the term “mp3 player” and created a new name for music portable playing called “iPod”.
Later on in 2002, Apple launched an even bigger revolution when it released the iTunes store which changed the way people buy and manage music and songs forever.
Over the past 10 years, iPods had become smaller, stronger, bigger in capacity and much less expensive thus making them the #1 choice for a portable music player to date.
People love the simplicity, cleanness and smoothness the iPod operates and they appreciate the human design that was invested in designing and making this amazing little gadget.
iPods had been a game changer in the portable music world and they had changed the market dramatically leaving a huge stamp (Apple shaped).
Happy birthday iPad! We wish you (and are hoping to see) better and even more amazing iPods out in the next 10 years.