The iPod revolutionized music and spawned the mass-adoption of MP3 players. And now, multi-functional smartphones might be the iPod’s downfall–much like it led to the end of CD players. While the music player’s fate hangs in the air, enjoy this visual history and look back in celebration of its upcoming tenth anniversary on the market.
by Molly McHugh
Before coming to Digital Trends, Molly worked as a freelance writer, occasional photographer, and general technical lackey. She's a sucker for animated GIF blogs, hours-long Wikipedia hunts, road trips, YouTube binges, and the Portland Trail Blazers. Molly is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications (go Ducks). You can find her on Twitter (@iammollymchugh) and Instagram (@mollygrams).