Apple launches the iPod
23rd October 2001
On 23rd October 2001, in Cupertino California, Apple Computer unveiled the iPod, a digital music player that can store around 1,000 songs on its hard drive.
The stainless-steel device was about the size of a deck of cards, and contained a 5GB hard drive and a 10-hour lithium polymer battery. The launch price was $399.
At the launch event, Steve Jobs said "This is going to be the hottest gift this holiday season".
The iPod helped revolutionise the way we consume music. It let us to carry our entire music collection with us everywhere, and moved us away from buying physical media such as vinyl and CDs to digital downloads.
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