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When was the iPod Invented

The Apple iPod is the best selling portable media player in history. As of January 2008, over 140 million iPods have been sold. Apple iTunes is used to transfer music and other programs onto iPods and millions of songs, movies, television shows and video games are bought by people through iTunes everyday. But when was the iPod invented? This article will answer that exact question, and also look at six cool facts about iPods.

When was the iPod Invented
In late 2000, Apple wanted to tap into the market of digital devices that were being purchased by consumers. They knew that digital cameras and camcorders were very competitive businesses and they would be unlikely to crack the market. However, Apple realized that digital music players were very large and difficult to easily carry around. Apple decided they could easily improve upon the music players and decided to develop their own. It took less than a year to develop the iPod, which were unveiled on the 23rd of October, 2001. The iPod was marketed as a product that put 1000 songs in your pocket. While sales were quite slow in 2002 and 2003, the iPod increased in popularity rapidly during 2004, 2005 and 2006. Today, over 40% of the profits Apple makes come from iPod sales. So now you now when then iPods was invented. Now let’s look at six interesting facts about iPods.

Six Facts about iPods
Fact 1: The iPod shuffle was the first screenless iPod.

Fact 2: iPods are often used to train nurses and other college (university) students.

Fact 3: iPods have been critically acclaimed for being easy to use, their clean design and their innovation

Fact 4: Most songs sell for US$0.99 on Apple iTunes (price is different in each country).

Fact 5: The iPod has been criticized for forcing people to use iTunes to buy songs, although you can also put songs on your iPod from eMusic and Amie Street.

Fact 6: Originally, iPods only worked with Macs. This is probably why the iPod failed to sell well in its first two years.

(24) Comments

  1. you don’t have to buy songs on itunes. you can buy them on amazon, or you can download music from limewire and put the songs on the ipod that way.

  2. iPod was invented by a team of people working for Apple. Jon Rubinstein was the head of the team. Tony Fadell and Michael Dhuey were members of the team. Jonathan Ive was the design engineer.

  3. That info is difficult to find! From the sources I’ve seen, Lachlan Kelly invented the iPod Touch sometime in 2005. However, it wasn’t released until September 5, 2007.

  4. this artifact is great even better it has alot of facts i need for my report score1 not that i will cheat=) im good without cheating!

  5. this article is awesome i luv it it is so much better then all the other articles i have tried 2 look for and i would say this is 1 of the best

  6. the ipod is sweet and the songs are free from limewire but i just hate how you have to have a computer to charge the dam thing with it cause without one your stuffed hahaha :O

  7. thankss i needed this for tech ed class on an invention :D helped alot and i have the new ipad and itouch !!! :)

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