iPod Classic 1st Gen

"1000 songs in your pocket"

Announcement / Release
October 23, 2001
Discontinuation
around 2003
Birth Place
Cupertino, California, United States of America

About

Apple introduced the first generation iPod on October 23, 2001. The first iPod had a black and white LCD screen and featured a 5 GB hard drive capable of storing 1,000 songs encoded using MP3 and was priced at US$399. Among the iPod's innovations were its small size, achieved using a 1.8" hard drive, whereas its competitors were using 2.5" hard drives at the time, and its easy-to-use navigation, which was controlled using a mechanical scroll wheel, a center select button, and four auxiliary buttons around the wheel. The iPod had a rated battery life of ten hours.

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