The year is 2001, the portable electronics industry is booming, and the CD player is the hottest personal musical device around. Little did they know that the music world was about to be rocked to its core by a quiet computer company that’s set on changing everything. Enter the iPod, a compact and durable device capable of holding the entire contents of most peoples CD collections.
With a price tag of $399, it was scooped up by affluent music enthusiasts to compile their entire collection into one place. For the first time in music history it was possible to have any song you wanted available at a touch of a button. In a master stroke, iTunes was released in January of the same year, and the music industry scooped up the opportunity to provide songs on a piece meal basis.
With these two powerful tools, the iPod was set to change the world. History has shown that Apple’s ambitions were both met and exceeded.
History of iPod Day
iPod Day celebrates the events described above, and has been a recognition of the ambitions of its founder Steve Jobs and the company the he helped rise from modest computing company to an international electronics powerhouse. The first iPod was sold on November 10th, 2001, and the world has never been the same.