Apple iPod 1st Generation

Apple iPod 1st Generation
First announced on October 23, 2001, the original iPod cost $399 with a 5 GB hard drive. Critics panned the unit’s price, but iPod proved an instant hit in the marketplace, quickly overtaking earlier hard drive MP3 players such as the NOMAD Jukebox. Apple announced a 10 GB version ($499) in March 2002.

Apple designed a mechanical scroll wheel and outsourced the implementation and development to Synaptics, a firm that also developed the trackpad used by many laptops, including Apple’s PowerBooks. The first generation iPod featured four buttons (Menu, Play/Pause, Back, and Forward) arranged around the circumference of the scroll wheel, and one Select button in the center. Although superseded by nonmechanical “touch” and “click” wheels, the circular controller design has become a prominent iPod motif. The original iPod is now fairly rare.

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