The rise and fall of the iPod (video)

The rise and fall of the iPod (video)

Tim Cook on stage

Image Credit: Jon Rettinger

How the iPod came to be in 2001, how it shaped Apple and how the iPhone would eventually (almost) kill off the iPod.

YouTuber Jon Rettinger explores the history of arguably the most iconic hardware tech products in the music industry.

The video poses an interesting question. With social media negatively affecting the mental health of many users, and causing people to re-evaluate the need for a smartphone, if Apple were to reintroduce a music player, with a streaming-first focus, alongside long battery life and plenty of storage, could it survive in today’s tech landscape?


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