National iPod Day on October 23rd recognizes the portable music device.
Apple introduced the iPod on October 23, 2001. The iPod changed the way we listened to and purchased music. The first iPod was sold on November 10, 2001, for $399. iPod Day pays recognition to this groundbreaking technology and the many people it impacted. The iPod introduced us to playlists and a way of managing our music collections like never before. It took portability to a whole new level. Soon, the iPod would introduce other media to us, too. It changed the way we listened to books, stories, and news.
The device also changed the way we told stories, too. Those who had something to broadcast could record them. They would upload the broadcast for a listener. Listeners would tune-in by downloading the podcast. Thousands of apps offer ways to listen to podcasts today.
Today, let’s also take a moment to remember Steve Jobs, co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc.
HOW TO OBSERVE IPOD DAY
Play music on your iPod or any mobile device in honor of the revolutionary technology that changed the way we listen to music. Share your first iPod and your favorite playlist. How many playlists do you have? Do you have a favorite podcast or produce one? #iPodDay to post on social media.
IPOD DAY HISTORY
While National Day Calendar continues to research the founder of the observance, the day commemorates the introduction of the iPod to the public.