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Thursday, 27 August 2015


Apple Inc unveiled its iPod portable player on October 24, 2001. The first iPod cost $399 when introduced. It had 5 GB of storage - worth about 1,000 songs - and only connected with Apple Mac computers.

When engineers working on the very first iPod completed the prototype, they showed it to Apple CEO Steve Jobs for his approval. He dropped the iPod in an aquarium and used the air bubbles to prove there was empty space and it could be made smaller.

1st generation iPod. at English Wikipedia

The first iPod's price and Mac-only compatibility caused sales to be relatively slow until 2004.

The iPod Mini was the first version to come in different colors - a total of five.

The fifth generation iPod Nano was the first iPod to have a built-in camera.

The iPod line as of 2014; from left to right: iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPod Touch

 Two versions of the iPod have been discontinued: the Mini and the Classic.

The iPod Shuffle is the only version still made featuring the famous wheel.

An iPod has 256 billion transistors — that’s almost two and a half times more than the number of neurons in the human brain (100 billion).


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