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The iPod Turns 10

Apple's iPod, the MP3 player that revolutionized portable digital music, turned 10 recently. Here are some high points from the device's decade of existence:

  • Jan. 23, 2002: "iPod" replaces "creative nomad jukebox" as the generic term for an MP3 player
  • Mar. 25, 2002: The iPod wins the endorsement of an influential group of silhouettes
  • Mar. 27, 2002: Nelly receives free iPod in some bullshit gift basket
  • Dec. 21, 2002: Fifty-one-year-old Doug Carmichael of Landover, MD becomes the first of nearly 28 million incredulous fathers who can't believe that thing doesn't even play the radio
  • Jan. 18, 2003: iPod dock no longer makes tiny scream sound effects while charging
  • Jan. 11, 2005: iPod Shuffle introduced for people who like the same songs they've listened to all their lives in a refreshingly unpredictable order
  • Sept. 5, 2007: Apple debuts the first iPod Touch in response to users' complaints that their screens aren't getting as smudged as they'd like
  • May 15, 2009: President Barack Obama learns his 4G Nano is full after attempting to load Digital Underground's "Humpty Dance" onto it
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