iPod Pro

Kirk McElhearn

It was a little more than a dozen years ago, but it seems like it’s been decades. In October 2001, Apple introduced the first iPod.
No one knew at the time that Apple’s portable music player would revolutionize the way we listen to music and the music industry itself. The iPod certainly wasn’t the first MP3 player, but it was the first to get everything right: the combination of the iPod for portable listening and iTunes to store and sync music, made managing digital music easy. But now, the iPod is on its last legs. Over the years, we saw many Apple presentations which highlighted new iPods. Steve Jobs would go overboard describing how cool the new features were. Apple’s zeitgeist was all about music. Bands such as U2 and Coldplay played at the ends of these Apple events, and Apple TV commercials focused entirely on music.
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