It's hard to believe that the product that put Apple back on the map just a few years ago, the iPod, only accounted for 14 percent of Apple's sales revenue this year. Of course, Apple is doing great, thanks to strong sales of the iPhone and computers, it's no longer just dependent on the growth of the iPod.

No doubt Apple's success today is indebted to the iPod, which after its seventh birthday just may still be my favorite Apple product. I definitely have to say that the iPod got me back into Apple, after dabbling in PCs for years, and I know many people whose love for Apple started with an introduction by the iPod. What about you?