National iPod Day is celebrated on October 23 in the United States as a way of commemorating the remarkable device that changed the music world. On that day in 2001, Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Inc., introduced the iPod to the public. Over the years, more than 400 models of iPods have been sold and have brought in large profits for the company. Many users fondly recall the first iPod and continue to use it to this day.
In 1990, Jobs wanted to create an audio device with Macintosh software that was more convenient than the standard MP3 players of the time. He hired engineer Anthony M. Fadell to bring his vision to life, and a year later, the first iPod was released with a price tag of $399. It promised to store 1000 songs in its pocket-sized frame and it surely delivered. With the iPod, Apple single-handedly changed the music world and made it accessible to everyone. National iPod Day is a way for us to thank them for their contribution.
- Initially, the warranty for the device was only 90 days.
- The battery life of the first models was not very long and only improved with the fourth generation.
- The first iPods had an output power of 120 dB, which was too loud for countries like France, where the maximum output should not exceed 100 dB.
How to take part
On National iPod Day, you can celebrate by remembering the first time you unboxed your iPod and loaded in your favorite music. You can also explore and purchase new products from Apple and stay up to date with their latest offerings. As the world of technology continues to evolve, there are sure to be even more holidays dedicated to Apple in the future.
When is National iPod Day celebrated in 2023?
National iPod Day is observed on October 23 each year.