A Day That Shook The World: iPod released

On 23 October 2001, the music industry was revolutionised forever with the release of the Apple iPod.

The iPod wasn't the first mp3 player on the market, but it was the first one to reach mass appeal. This small, white oblong changed everything about the music industry, and the ramifications are still being felt.

It became a status symbol, earning Apple tens of billions of pounds, turning a hip, niche firm into one of the biggest tech companies on the planet.

Watch original British Pathe footage from the early days of the iPod, above.

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