Apple introduced the first iPod 13 years ago today on October 23, 2001. It was 8½ months after the Mac only version of iTunes had been released. While there were other digital music services and players already on the market, the seamless coupling of iTunes and the iPod marked the official beginning or the digital music revolution. As Steve Jobs said that day: “Music is part of everybody’s life, everyone! Music’s been around for ever (and) it will always be around. This is not a speculative market. And because its part of everybody’s life, it’s a very large target market...

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