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It sold this i Pod for a while, and even launched a TV advertising campaign for it.At one time, HP’s i Pod accounted for 5% of total i Pod sales.There was no Facebook, no Twitter, no apps, no i Phone, no Netflix. As technology evolved, the i Pod evolved with it, often helping to drive innovations and evolutions.This article looks back at the history of the i Pod, one model at a time.It also introduced the touch wheel, which was a touch-sensitive means of scrolling through content on the device.The forward/backward, play/pause, and menu buttons were removed from around the wheel and placed in a row between the touch wheel and screen. i Pod introduced the Dock Connector port on the bottom, which became the standard means of connecting most future i Pods models (except the Shuffle) to computers and compatible accessories.Each entry features a different model from the original i Pod line (we have separate articles tracing the history of the i Pod nano, the history of the i Pod touch, and the history of the i Pod Shuffle) and shows how they changed and improved over time.The 1st generation i Pod can be identified by its scroll wheel, surrounded by four buttons (clockwise from the top: menu, forward, play/pause, backwards), and its center button for selecting items.
The second generation i Pod also came in four limited edition models, featuring the signatures of Madonna, Tony Hawk, or Beck, or the logo of the band No Doubt, engraved on the back of the device for an additional .Capacity10 GB (about 2,500 songs)15 GB (about 3,700 songs)20 GB (about 5,000 songs) - replaced 15GB model in Sept.200330 GB (about 7,500 songs)40 GB (about 10,000 songs) - replaced 30GB model in Sept.2003Mechanical hard drive used for storage This model i Pod brought the Clickwheel, which was introduced on the original i Pod mini, to the main i Pod line.The Clickwheel was both touch-sensitive for scrolling and had buttons built in that allowed the user to click the wheel to select menu, forward/backward, and play/pause.
The initial success of the i Pod, and its successor products, were major factors in the company's explosive growth.