That brings us to today. In 2001, the first Apple iPod was released. It boasted the ability to hold ‘1000 songs in your pocket’ and revolutionised music publishing and consumption in the most profound way yet. In the style of the Sony Walkman before it, the iPod is a portable device that plays music wherever you are, but, unlike the Walkman, no CD or tape needs to be carried with you.
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