Apple iPod Turns 10, A History of Change Over a Decade
Could you believe it has been a decade since Apple and Steve Jobs first introduced the iPod, changing history and the way we listen to music for the past 10 years?
The iPod was the first MP3 portable digital music player, boasting 10 hours of battery life and capability to hold up to 1,000 songs, to make a break in the market and catch mass appeal in the mainstream. Apple, particularly the late former CEO Steve Jobs, spearheaded the digital music revolution with iPods and the iTunes store.
Since its announcement 10 years ago Sunday, on Oct. 23, 2001, Apple has sold over 321 million iPods since it hit the market on Nov. 10, 2001, according to Apple's fourth quarter results recorded in October.
"This is a major, major breakthrough," Jobs said at an event in Apple's headquarters 10 years ago today....
comments powered by Disqus
- Five Things You Need to Know to be a Better Digital Preservationist
- Book on Losing British Generals Wins American History Prize
- Stanford scholar explores civil rights revolution's positive impact on the South's economy
- Harvard Historian Nancy Koehn on Amazon's Tentacular Reach
- Q&A with historian and author Nick Turse