The iPod is dead: we celebrate the 10 best versions of Apple's thin white jukebox

7) iPod with video (2005)

While the Nano battled with making iPods tiny, the original slowly plodded along, gradually adding features. In 2004, the Mini’s click wheel was adopted, and a colour screen appeared.

But in 2005, the fifth-generation iPod went a bit skinnier and added video playback. It was great for watching dodgy ripped episodes of your favourite sit-com, on a tiny screen, which you’d spent ages getting into a format that iTunes would actually play.

Still, that was a breeze compared to ripping our VHS collection for an early Archos jukebox just a few years earlier. ‘Driver not found!’

8) iPod mini (2004)

Another great example of how people will buy something if it’s genuinely lovely, the iPod Mini looked gorgeous, with its brightly-coloured anodized aluminium finish.

It felt it, too, with its clever click wheel interface. Although it only sported only a 4GB drive when the standard iPod by that point started at 10GB and went up to 40GB, the Mini was a truly beautiful piece of kit.

Its form factor alone won it plenty of fans, but in just two years it was replaced by the impossibly tiny Nano, which took the baton for Apple's weeny music players all the way to 2012. 

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