iPod Turns 15

I'm not an Apple fanboy, but I have to give credit where credit is due. Their iPod changed the face of portable music and it just celebrated its 15th birthday. The iPod has changed quite a bit since the early days, but in many ways it's stayed true to its roots. The first iPod that my family owned was a 2nd Generation Nano and then years later, a 160GB Classic - just before they discontinued the best iPod ever. Were you an early adopter? Share you story at the comments link below.

And for the next few years, it seemed as if Apple could do no wrong. iPod sales exploded, helped in no small part by falling prices and more accessible models. The iPod mini, shuffle and nano transformed the device from a near-luxury item into something virtually anyone could own. Apple grabbed such a dominant foothold in the market that no competitors posed more than a temporary threat.

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Source: Engadget