Sunday October 23, 2016

The iPod Turns 15: A Visual History

Even if you hate the fruit company, you can’t deny that products like the iPod had a profound impact on their industries. Today is its 15th birthday of the "king of MP3 players," and here is a rundown of all the models from the first-generation iPod to the latest iPod Touch.

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Fifteen years ago today, on October 23rd, 2001, Steve Jobs stood up on stage and announced the original iPod. Since that day, the iPod has changed the way people buy and listen to music, sold millions of devices, and laid the foundation for the powerhouses that Apple has had with the iPhone and iPad. And while the classic iPod design was finally retired two years ago, and the remaining members of the iPod line are less important to Apple’s strategy today than they were years ago, it’s still an integral part of history, both for the company and the larger tech industry.