Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs took the stage and introduced the first iPod. The iPod has changed the way we all listen to music today and has changed the world. The iPod is a huge part of Apple’s dramatic comeback over the past decade.
Here is a quote as to how the iPod came to be:
Behind every successful product lies a problem in search of a solution. The inspirational problem, in the iPod’s case, involved the pitiful state of the young MP3 player market in the late 1990s.
Portable MP3 players had been around since the mid 1990s, but Apple found that every one on the market offered a lackluster user experience. Steve Jobs had a strong term for gadgets like that: “crap”. Everyone at Apple agreed.
Happy 10th birthday iPod!