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When Did You Get Your First iPod?

Eight years ago today, Apple announced the first iPod — what you may recognize now as a 5G clunky gadget with a click wheel. The original iPod held 1,000 songs and weighed 6.5 ounces (current iPod classics hold 40,000 songs and weigh just under five ounces).

In the past eight years, the iPod has seen many changes — it's kind of unbelievable that now a tiny shuffle can hold nearly as much music as the original!

When did you get your first iPod? And how many have you had since?

Photos courtesy of Flickr user Jennie Faber

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starlight934 starlight934 7 years
My first Ipod i got was a 15 Gig 1st generation.I bought in 2004. I still have it but it dosen''t work. The second,I bought about 3 years ago, Ipod 30 gig Ipod video in black that I never filled all the way and my boyfriend uses now. Now 8 months ago to now I have a 8 gig Ipod touch as a present from my boyfriend
esmerb esmerb 7 years
2005- Ipod mini (blue)
paigeemma paigeemma 7 years
i got the first ipod video when it came out and now i have the new ipod touch.
LilSunshine202 LilSunshine202 7 years
I have never owned an iPod. I have owned several MP3 players, but never an iPod because I need my player to have a radio.
flutefingers flutefingers 7 years
i got my first iPod when i was in 4th grade (2004) and it was a pink iPod mini, 4gb version im pretty sure the next year In fifth grade (2005) I got the black iPod nano, 8gb version I cant remember what year, but im pretty sure it was 2006, I got the black iPod video, 80gb version then in 8th grade (2008) i bought an iPod touch because I couldn't afford the iPhone on my own. A few months later however, I got the iPhone for my birthday and sold my touch. I have now sold my mini, nano, and touch to family members whose iPods had broken down on them or they wanted a backup and i use the iPod video and my iPhone as my main iPods.
jaleesarenee3 jaleesarenee3 7 years
20th b-day. I just turned 21.. yeah.. I'm catching up real fast.
Seerz Seerz 7 years
on my bday; September 2009 was my very first Ipod the new 5g nano infact!!! I'm still learning to drive it!! Any tips would be most apprecated!!
BuffBabe6108 BuffBabe6108 7 years
First gen for me. Pre iTunes even.
buzzlightgirl buzzlightgirl 7 years
My pink ipod Mini!! The battery now lasts a maximum of 10 minutes.
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 7 years
Never had an iPod.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
I've never had an ipod. I use a different type of player.
funkygeorge funkygeorge 7 years
I got my 3rd gen nano almost two years ago. Works great and I like the way it looks over the newer nano's. Someday I'll probably get an iphone.
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 7 years
I got mine 3 or 4 years ago.... and I still have it. It's the 30 gig classic video and I really haven't needed anything different....
tiabia tiabia 7 years
1. 2004 20 GB iPod 2. 2008 80 GB iPod Classic
popemily popemily 7 years
I'm late to the game. Got my 2G nano in 2005 and I've been happily using it ever since.
tvjunkie45 tvjunkie45 7 years
2004 - fourth gen ipod classic (20 GB) (broke in less than a year) 2005 - first gen ipod nano (2GB) (still works) 2007 - first gen ipod touch(16GB) (still works)
Twisted-Elegance Twisted-Elegance 7 years
2006 - white 30gb video ipod 2007 - product (red) shuffle 2008 - white 16gb iphone 3G 2009 - white 32gb iphone 3GS
missmana missmana 7 years
i was a sophomore in high school when my dad got me the 5G ipod. i remember breaking it out during class and everyone asking me what the heck it was! since then i've had the 2nd gen nano.. and no i've got the iphone..
aniline aniline 7 years
I can't remember what year it was (04, maybe?) but I won my first beloved iPod from Jane magazine. I gave it to my dad after buying a video iPod in early '06. (it still works!) Now I have a little blue shuffle and an iPhone.
Kazagirl Kazagirl 7 years
I got my first one in 2004 I believe. It was the U2 black and red edition. Since then I have bought another regular sized ipod (white) in 2008 and then I also have an ipod shuffle (silver) for exercising.
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 7 years
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 7 years
oh wow after thinking i realize how ridiculous this is. don't remember the year but i had an ipod mini, 2 ipod nanos, ipod shuffle and now an iphone 3g. talk about major waste!
blossommac blossommac 7 years
2007- iPod Video (30 GB) i want an ipod since they launch the ipod mini but here is soo much expensive like 200 dollars plus the ipod video was stolen so in 2008- iPod Touch 2nd generation (16 GB) now i want an ipod touch 32 GB but in now in a couple years soon lol i just in love with the ipods
altona altona 7 years
I bought a 60gb? ipod classic about a year and a half ago. Before that I had a few different mp3 players but i like they ipod best.
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