In May of this year, Apple announced news that hit many brand and music lovers: the decision to discontinue the iPod after 20 years of its launch.
“Music has always been part of our core at Apple and bringing it to hundreds of millions of users in the way that iPod did is testament to that. This gadget also redefined how music is discovered, listened to and shared,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, in the Cupertino company’s publication.
What do we know about this device? We tell you 10 facts about the iPod.
The iPod was introduced on October 23, 2001 and was the first MP3 player to include 1,000 songs on its device, in addition to having a 10-hour battery.
The wheel to navigate the interface of the first devices was mechanical, that is, it moved when interacting with it.
The first iPod models were compatible with Macs, since there was no support for PCs, which made it difficult for some to configure their songs.
It is said that one of the main inspirations for Steve Jobs to create this device was the CEO of Sony, Akio Morita.
In 2004, three years after its release, the iPod became the brand’s best-selling device, with 4.4 million iPods shipped.
In 2006 the iPod came to represent 40% of the company’s revenue, the year before the launch of the first iPhone.
The best year of sales for this device was 2008, where it reached a shipment of 54.8 million iPods to the world, and sales of 9,153 million dollars.
In 2015, Apple decided to stop publishing the sales of this device due to its low popularity and began to focus its efforts on the iPhone.
In 2017, after no longer producing the iPod Nano and Shuffle, the Cupertino company launched the iPod Touch.
Until now, the most expensive iPod in history was sold for $90,000 and it was a 2004 model that was sold on eBay.