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Apple's original iPod debuted 13 years ago

Apple's original iPod debuted 13 years ago

October 23, 2014

On Oct. 23, 2001, Apple did something that would reboot the company. It introduced the world to the very first iPod.

Featuring a black and white display and 5GB hard drive, the first iPod promised to put “1,000 songs in your pocket” for $399.

Much has changed since that first iPod was released. The iPod line took Apple to new heights and led to the introduction of the iPhone in 2007 and iPad in 2010. Since then, the popularity of the iPod has waned.

Last month, Apple stopped selling the iPod Classic. Earlier this week, the company announced that the iPod would no longer have its own line on the balance sheet, nor will sales from retail. Instead, sales will be lumped in with “other products.”

Feeling nostalgic? Take a look at Steve Jobs unveiling the first iPod:

See also: Roundup: The early iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 reviews are mostly goodOp-Ed: What Apple should do about iPad sales, and Strong iPhone and Mac sales power Apple’s fourth quarter FY 2014 earnings.

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