Happy 3rd birthday to Apple’s iPod

Today is Apple iPod’s 3rd birthday, as the diminutive money-maker was announced by Apple Computers CEO, Steve Jobs, on October 23, 2001. The rest, as they say, is history. Here is the original press release:

Apple Presents iPod
Ultra-Portable MP3 Music Player Puts 1,000 Songs in Your Pocket

CUPERTINO, California


  1. I can remember that. I bought my first iPod in November, just as soon as it became available in Canada. It was a delight. Then I got the 10 Gb when it came out. And then the 20 Gb too, I think it was in the summer of 2002.

    I really wish they’re gonna make this flash-based iPod. I love the idea. If they do it they’ll just own the whole market. Bye bye M$…

  2. speaking of auto-sync.. if i get that new ipod with u2 songs on it.. won’t they get deleted when i sync my ipod?

    I guess it’s just gonna come with a cd… how 20th century

  3. Mike: What’s an ipod”

    MIKE: – I assume you are living in the 19th century (either that or you have been on drugs for the last 3 years).

    By the way mike can you explain… What is windows?

    All I know is that they are pieces of glass you put in house.

  4. Nah, I bet they add some strange copy-protected code on the U2 tracks, so you never can delete them. Stuck with U2! Having to download them must be irritating, especially if you, like me, live outside the US. Very…21. century ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  5. solarflare: Windows are not sheets of glass, they are holes in walls. Inspiration for the name? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

    Is it really iPod’s birthday today, when is the defining moment, announcement, introduction or production? Seems to me today’s anniversary is more like telling your friends of preganancy at about six months – coming soon. Nov 10 should be the ‘official b’day.

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