Today we celebrate the birth of one of the greatest devices of our time. The iPod… and while Sony and its Walkman brand hold on to the “most sold music devices of all time”, they only get that if they count EVERY iteration of the Walkman brand which has been around for over 20 years. The iPod is the fastest selling music device of all time and will pass the Walkman Brand as the most sold in no time.
And I’ve owned almost every generation of the iPod so I’m certainly adding to that sales curve.
Did I mention that I LOVE my iPods… I can’t believe that it has only been 5 years since it came… and while it is still Sunday in the US, I am waiting with baited breath to see if Apple does anything special for the birthday of their best selling product.
I owned the 1st Gen and it still sits on my desk at home, it doesn’t work unless it is connected to a computer via firewire. I also own a 40GB, 60GB Photo, 1GB Shuffle, 4GB Mini (Blue).
Between Me, David and Gifts bought we have bought around ten iPods… (and not many of them were gifts :P for others).
For Apple to lose me to another player they will have to do something really stupid or the other guys are going to have to blow me away… I don’t think either of those things will eventuate.
Just look how far they have come in a short five years.