Apple's iPod turns 20 today

Went on to change the world

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Apple’s iPod, as Steve Jobs first introduced it on October 23, 2001.

At a small event, Apple's co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs revealed to an audience that Apple had "invented a whole new category of digital music player that lets you put your entire music collection in your pocket and listen to it wherever you go," claiming that "with iPod, listening to music will never be the same again," all of which definitely turned into a reality.

The iPod eventually led to multiple models getting released over the following years, such as the Nano, Mini, and the Touch, the only model you can buy today after the iPod Classic got eventually discontinued in 2014, and the iPod Nano and Shuffle got discontinued in 2017.

The main thing that boosted Apple and the iPod further was the launch of the iTunes Store in 2003, which solved a large amount of piracy happening in the music industry at the time and quickly allowed Apple to dominate over other digital music players.

It’s not an exaggeration to say the iPod revolutionized both the music and tech industry and pathed the way for Apple to become the world’s leading technology company.

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