My Favorite Apple

Getting Started- Apple’s 1st Generation iPod

Written By: Scott - Jan• 05•13

Original iPod Steve Jobs unquestionably unveiled a game changer when he introduced the iPod digital music player back 11 years ago.

And while I love all the cool devices as Apple has innovated and expanded this product line, from a collector’s point of view, there is just something about the original iPod. I consider this historic music player as one of my Apple collection favorites.

I was fortunate to find a near mint unit complete with all accessories, disks, original box and paperwork. For you who are into the ceremonial openings here’s a short video I did at the time.

1st Gen iPodThe original iPod was operated with a scroll wheel (the touch wheel was the 2nd Gen). It came with either a 5 or 10 GB hard drive. The 5 GB was introduced Oct. 2001 and the 10 GB in March of 2002. It weighted in at a hefty 6 1/2 ounces (compared to the 5th Generation iPod Touch at 3 1/2 ounces).

It didn’t come in different colors, have Wi-Fi or a camera, but it was revolutionary nonetheless.

I’ve uploaded and archived the fantastic little booklet titled “Getting Started” that came with the iPod, in case you haven’t had a chance to glance through it yet.


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