iPod Released 16 Years Ago

While Jason and I still prefer the Microsoft Zune, the Apple iPod has clearly won every portable music player war in the last 16 years. That's right. 16 years. The iPod has changed quite a bit as it's now all touch, but the iPod Classic was not much different than the original. It's pretty awesome to see how far media players have come since the days of the iPod - which was in no way the first player, but it was the most iconic and has since destroyed all competition, if nothing else than in longevity.

It featured a black and white LCD and the first click wheel, a mechanical scrolling interface that let users quickly and conveniently scroll through long lists of music. The click wheel also included easy access buttons for playing, pausing, rewinding, and fast forwarding through music content. The first iPod's battery lasted for up to 10 hours before needing to be recharged, and the device was priced at $399.

Source: MacRumors