Nine years and eleven months ago, to this day, Apple debuted the iPod. Arguably, it is this tiny portable media player that helped the Cupertino-based company reestablish its brand name following the financial problems it endured during the mid-to-late 1990s. Apple first showed off the iPod to the world on October 23, 2001, followed up by a November 10, 2001 release.
Almost ten years later, the iPod still remains an important part of Apple’s product lineup, with multiple different models being offered over the years from the iPod mini in 2004 to the iPod touch in 2007. As an iPod and iOS-centric community, stay tuned for more nostalgic posts about the iPod as its nears its 10th birthday. Happy early anniversary, iPod.