Posts Tagged ‘personal music players’

The Apple iPod, 2001 — 2022

May 16, 2022

The Apple iPod, 2001 -- 2022

Apple has announced that, after existing 7th generation iPod Touch supplies are sold, the 21-year-old portable music player line will be laid to rest. In lieu of flowers, you should probably subscribe to Apple Music or something.

For you youngsters, here’s the gee-whiz 2001 iPod promo video:

More:

“Farewell to the iPod,” Tripp Mickle, New York Times

“Apple Kills the iPod,” Phillip Tracy, Gizmodo

“‘The spirit lives on’: Apple to discontinue the iPod after 21 years,” Christy Cooney, The Guardian

“A Visual History of the Apple iPod,” Eric Griffith, PC Magazine

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The iPod is 20 years old.

November 1, 2021

The iPod is 20 years old.

In honor of the iPod’s 20th anniversary a few weeks back, the Panic blog gave us a look at the first iPod prototype, which was almost as big as a MacBook. The big box was functional, but it was mostly full of air. Apple engineers diguised the original form factor to protect the design from leakers.

More:

“The original iPod ‘prototype’ was an Apple design to prevent leaks,” Emma Roth, The Verge

“20 years of the iPod: how it shuffled music and tech into a new era,” Eamonn Forde, The Guardian

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The iPod Society

October 28, 2011

The iPod Society

Psychologist Dr Ana Tajadura-Jimenez and her University of London colleagues confirm what you commuters already know: a personal music player protects you in the a crowded bus or subway car.

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