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I can fondly remember my first iPod. I was a late entrant to the whole Apple craze, and after years of owning crappy MP3 players that broke down constantly and had bad sound, I decided to take the plunge and buy an iPod.  

At the time, it was one of those big white chunky ones with the spinning wheel in the middle and to me, this thing was revolutionary. I ended up listening to more music than I had ever listened to in my entire life.  nd it also led to one of my first MakeUseOf articles How To: Move Music from iPod to PC in 5 Easy Steps How To: Move Music from iPod to PC in 5 Easy Steps Read More , which is still the most popular article I have ever written on MUO.

I just couldn’t stop using it and now that initial Apple itch has turned into a huge rash with me now buying an iPhone and iPad. If it wasn’t for the wife’s objections, I would also have the desktop computer. Ah well, you can’t have everything I guess…..

The iPod became a huge cash cow for Apple and even though the iPhone and iPad have pretty much made the iPod obsolete, it has still a special place in my heart, as well as Bakari’s The iPod Classic: Still The Best MP3 Player For Music Lovers [Opinion] The iPod Classic: Still The Best MP3 Player For Music Lovers [Opinion] Back in 2001, the release of Apple's iTunes brought me back to listening to jazz, and a little of rap and R&B music. A few years before then, I was reluctant to shell out $15... Read More . And people still buy it today, so it isn’t totally extinct. It’s more like hanging on for dear life by its fingernails.

Our infographic today is all about the iPod, the device that changed the fortunes of Apple and changed the music industry forever. Tell us in the comments what your first iPod was. What do you remember the best about it?  Do you still use it or have you progressed to an iPhone or iPad for your music listening needs? Is there anything Apple can do to make it popular again or is it on the slow inevitable path to eventual extinction?

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Infographic Source: www.moneysupermarket.com
Image Source: Brian Fitzgerald

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