The History of the Apple iPod

23 Oct, 2013

iPod shuffle, nano and touch.

Did you know the iPod was officially released more than 10 years ago? Since its launch on Oct. 23, 2001, the iPod has undergone plenty of makeovers, transformations and major upgrades. Read on to go back in time and reminisce about some of the Apple iPod’s history, according to

2001: At the beginning of 2001, Apple released its iTunes software. Following the iTunes release, the iPod was introduced (you may remember that the original iPod had a click wheel instead of a touch-sensitive wheel or screen). It could store 1,000 songs.

2004: In 2004, the iPod mini was released at the beginning of the year, and customers could choose from five different colors.

2005: This year was big for the iPod, as three different varieties were released throughout the year: the iPod shuffle, iPod nano and iPod with video.

2007: Not only did Apple sell its 100 millionth iPod during 2007, but the company also introduced the iPod touch and iPhone.

2010: In 2010, Apple launched a new iPod touch with advanced specifications like Retina Display, FaceTime and Game Center. The smallest iPod ever – the new iPod Shuffle – was also introduced. In addition, Apple released the first version of the iPad.

2012-present: Apple continues to make new and improved versions of the iPod, iPhone and iPad. A smaller version of the iPad, the iPad mini, was released in 2012. And this year’s iPods – the nano, touch and shuffle – are available in a variety of colors. Plus, the new iPhone 5c is available in five different colors.

What is your favorite iPod from years past? Leave a comment in the space below. And don’t forget to stop by h.h. gregg to find your favorite electronics products, including the latest Apple iPods and iPads.

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