iPod's greatest hits: the revolution and the evolution

We look back on the one product that spawned entire generations of sub-devices and put Apple on the music player map
iPod’s greatest hits: the revolution and the evolution

iPod’s greatest hits: the revolution and the evolution

The iPod looks radically different from when it was first birthed in 2001. But one thing hasn’t changed - its impact on listening to music.

Apple recently announced upgrades to its iPod Touch without any pomp. So we thought we’d make a fuss for it, by looking back at how far the iPod has come since its conception. Hankies at the ready, you’ll feel teary for your old friends.

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iPod Classic (2001)

iPod’s greatest hits: the revolution and the evolution

iPod’s greatest hits: the revolution and the evolution

Clunky by today’s standards, the first iPod Classic was a simple 5GB or 10GB box-shaped affair with a mechanical scroll wheel, capable of holding up to 1000 songs. But hey, the mobile music-listening experience was completely changed for the second time since the Walkman. 

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