Back in Engineering History: Apple Introduces iPod

On this day in history, October 23, 2001, Apple introduced the first generation iPod. The novel MP3 music player was able to pack up to 1,000 CD-quality songs into a portable, 6.5 ounce design. Apple’s Auto-Sync function also allowed users to automatically download iTunes songs and playlists into their iPods.
 Back in Engineering History: Apple Introduces iPod
As per Apple's late CEO Steve Jobs, "With iPod, Apple has concocted an entire new classification of computerized music player that gives you a chance to put your whole music gathering in your pocket and hear it out wherever you go. With iPod, listening to music will never be the same again." 

The main iPod had a 5 GB hard drive, and included 20 minutes of stun assurance for relentless playback when running, biking, or performing different exercises. Furthermore, the gadget's implicit FireWire port let the client download a whole CD into the iPod in less than 10 seconds, while its 60 mW intensifier conveyed 20 to 20,000 Hz recurrence reaction. 

Back in Engineering History: Apple Introduces iPod

Apple composed the electronic gadget with a 160 x 128 pixel showcase, and a white LED backdrop illumination to give perceivability in sunshine and in addition in darker conditions. Included with the iPod were earbud-style earphones fabricated with neodymium magnets for "improved recurrence reaction and high-constancy sound."

The main iPods hit stores on November 10, 2001, and they were sold for around $399.


Back in Engineering History: Apple Introduces iPod
Source: pddnet
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