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iPod Day

October 23, 2021

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An event every year that begins at 00:00 on day 23 of October, repeating indefinitely

October 23
šŸŒ Everywhere
First occurrence:
The first iPod Day was released on October 23 2001
The iPod was not the first flash drive media player,
but the reactions of the public and Apples’ competitors
made for a very interesting playlist of events
in the years that followed.
Back in 2001, portable music players were still mostly cassetteĀ walkmans and portableĀ CD players.
Having music onĀ flash memory was quite a novelty in 2001.
Also, the iPods were pretty, sleek and simple to operate and, in good Apple tradition, heavily advertised.
The first iPod had anĀ impressiveĀ storage of 5GB and was $399.
So, actuallyā€¦.it took some years for it to catch on,
because of itā€™s price and of course it only worked with AppleĀ products, becauseĀ compatibility was,
like in good Apple tradition, NOT on the priority list.

If you encounter any parody featuring the iPhone,
good chance that it dates from the first decade of this century.

This was time of innovations that were exciting,
but also heavily riddled
with incompatibilities
and ginormous price tags.







October 23, 2021
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